High in the mountains, Zel lives with her mother, who insists they have all they need -- for they have each other. Zel's life is peaceful and protected -- until a chance encounter changes everything. When she meets a beautiful young prince at the market one day, she is profoundly moved by new emotions. But Zel's mother sees the future unfolding -- and she will do the unspeakable to prevent Zel from leaving her..."Will leave readers spellbound."-- Publishers Weekly, starred reviewExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsEuropeFairy talesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonThrough the WoodsByEmily Carroll,
'It came from the woods. Most strange things do.'Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there...ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsFairy talesThe supernaturalGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonThe Little PrinceByAntoine de Saint-Exupery, Richard Howard (translator),
With an introduction by Helen Simpson. From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsLittle Red Riding HoodFairy talesFeminismGenresComing soon...Preview Bookshop.orgAmazonMistress Masham's ReposeByT. H. White,
The Tale of Despereaux is the story of an unlikely hero. It reveals what happens when an overly tiny mouse with big ears dares to be different. He is fascinated by light, music, and a book left open in the library, but his peers do not approve. When Despereaux falls in love with the princess, the other mice condemn him to the dungeon. This usually means death, but Roscuro the rat intends to harm the princess, and Despereaux is determined to stop him. I enjoyed how the motivations of the key characters were subtly revealed, then brought together in clever and surprising ways. Every detail was included for a reason, making for a most satisfying read. Unable to stop, I read this modern fairy tale in one sitting.
CHARMING BOOK.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsFairy talesPrincessesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonFolkByZoe Gilbert,
As soon as I opened this book, I could see the inspiration from all the things that I personally love had been weaved into this beautiful visual story. I enjoy how illuminated manuscripts and ancient books inspire the pages with tiny detail. This book adds to its rich storytelling by playing with these elements. So beautifully designed and such wonderful integration of text and image. A stunning tale for young and old, with a message that makes my heart happy.
"A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales"--Front flap.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsMermaidsGenderFairy talesFeminismGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonAnd Her Smile Will Untether the UniverseByGwendolyn Kiste,
The River Wife is a simple and subtle fable of love. It tells the story of the river wife - part human, part fish - whose duty is to tend the river, but instead falls in love with a man. Tender and melancholy, it speaks of desire and love, mothers and daughters, kinship and care, duty and sacrifice, water and wisdom. There is a great sternness and sadness here, coupled with gentleness. A love story, an environmental fable, a retelling of the Orpheus myth, The River Wife is grave, tender and otherworldly.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsFishRiversFablesFairy talesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonThe Complete Fairy TalesByGeorge MacDonald, U.C. Knoepflmacher,
George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. This volume brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay "The Fantastic Imagination". The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: good and wicked fairies, children embarking on elaborate quests, and journeys into unsettling dreamworlds. Within this familiar imaginative landscape, his children's stories were profoundly experimental, questioning the association of childhood with purity and innocence, and the need to separate fairy tale wonder from adult scepticism and disbelief.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsFolkloreFairy talesFairiesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonGossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and FairytalesBySara Maitland,
Young Anders is carried away from his bleak life as an unloved foster child in Stockholm, Sweden, to become Mio, son of the King of Farawayland.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsEuropeFairy talesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonFriends With The MonstersByAlbany Walker,
Here is the classic tale of elfin magic, loved by generations of children and made new by an artist of international acclaim. Jim LaMarche's stunning paintings, reminiscent of his earlier work in The Rainbabies, are the perfect compliment to this favorite Grimm fairy tale.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsElvesChristmasFolkloreFairy talesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonThe RainbabiesByLaura Krauss Melmed, Jim LaMarche (illustrator),
Lift the flaps and take an intimate peek inside the villains and find what really makes them tick. Through a twist in classic fairytale storytelling and a sophisticated design, this book has reimagined the inner workings of the iconic fairytale witch, giant, and wolf. Pull levers and tabs, discover objects on strings, and open flaps to discover the real truth about the villains. Brilliantly creative and exploratory.
The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and pictures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as The Really Ugly Duckling and Little Red Running Shorts, can be extracted for telling aloud, with great success. Another masterpiece from the team that created The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! -Horn BookExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsLittle Red Riding HoodFolkloreFairy tales GenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonCoralineByNeil Gaiman,
Winner of the 2020 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel!A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran!A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge)!ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsSnow WhiteNew York CityFairy talesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonThe Ghost Drum: Book 1 of the Ghost World SequenceBySusan Price,
Claudette's fondest wish is to slay a giant. But her village is so safe and quiet! What's a future giant slayer to do? With her best friend Marie (an aspiring princess), and her brother Gaston (a pastry-chef-to-be), Claudette embarks on a super-secret quest to find a giant-without parental permission. Can they find and defeat the giant before their parents find them and drag them back home? Giants Beware! offers up a wondrous, self-contained world in the tradition of the very best of Pixar. Claudette and her friends will have you laughing out loud from page one.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsPixarGiantsVillagesFairy talesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonWolverton StationByJoe Hill,
A debut novel which interweaves the fabled myths and legends of India with a young woman's search for self, exploring such universal themes as freedom, independence and desire.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsIndiaFablesFairy talesPsychologyGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonZombie Fairy TalesByKevin Richey,
Big Dog and Little Dog are canine companions who stick together through thick and thin. In this, their first adventure, Big Dog and Little Dog are hungry! And as any good dog knows, friends who chow down together nap together.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsDogsBedtimeHellFairy talesGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonNightbitchByRachel Yoder, 2b1af7f3a8