Fairy Tales

Farm girl rescues sister from dragon
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 11 2016 | comment  
Eliza and Lavender are certainly not princesses.

Rain keeps the Big Bad Wolf indoors
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 3 2016 | comment  
A twist on the traditional Little Three Pigs.

Octopus terrifies villagers
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 25 2016 | comment  
In reality, the sea creature has more to fear than they.

Can a twelve year old save the day?
Jennifer Minicus | Aug 20 2014 | comment  
The real hero of fairy tales

Does gender matter?
Jane Fagan | Jun 13 2014 | comment  
Is inclusive language necessary in children's literature?

A lost opportunity
Jennifer Minicus | Apr 22 2014 | comment  
Not this author's best effort.

Was Snow White’s Evil Stepmother a Victim of Circumstance?
Jennifer Minicus | May 27 2013 | comment  
Have you ever wondered what is meant by, "They lived happily ever after?"

A “Must Have” for Every Child’s Personal Library
Jennifer Minicus | Apr 29 2013 | comment  
An absolutely charming collection of stories from the woman who wrote the lyrics to "Morning Has Broken."

Need a Laugh?
Clare Cannon | Mar 11 2013 | comment  
This is the funniest, cleverest, most entertaining story I've read in ages. Keep the tissues handy, because it will have you crying with laughter.

Beyond This Point There Be Dragons
Jennifer Minicus | Mar 3 2013 | comment  
A tongue-in-cheek fairy tale.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 7 2013 | comment  
An engaging story about true happiness.

Spindle’s End
Tim Golden | Dec 20 2012 | comment  
A modern retelling of an old fairy tale for young adults.

Wisdom’s Kiss: a book for brave readers
Clare Cannon | Aug 30 2011 | comment  
I love Catherine Gilbert Murdock's writing because it is intelligent, highly unconventional and always makes me laugh.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Jennifer Minicus | Jul 1 2011 | comment  
Edward the rabbit travels far and wide to find his heart in this modern classic.

Noah Barleywater Runs Away
Maryana Garcia | Apr 27 2011 | comment  
John Boyne's new fairy tale has the marks of a true classic.

Lost Books and Small Miracles
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 10 2011 | comment  
Have you ever wondered why some books are no longer in print?

Fairy Tales: The Foundation of Education
Jennifer Minicus | Nov 3 2010 | comment  
Old stories provide a basis for character education.

The Adventures of Pinocchio
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 6 2010 | comment  
This original version of a well-known story is a worthwhile read for children of all ages.

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