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Half Upon a Time Trilogy

Half Upon a Time by James Riley Grades 3 & up Jack is no good at rescuing princesses. In fact, he has just failed at the rescuing test AGAIN when May drops (literally drops) out of the sky at his … Continue reading

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Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale

Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale by Charles de Lint Grades 4-7 If you loved The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, you will want to read this book! Taking place quite a few years later, Lillian is now an old … Continue reading

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The Grimm Conclusion

The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz Grades 4-8 This story continues in the same style as the first two in the series. A string of fairy tales, told in all of their original gruesome glory, are put together with the … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle

The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy Grades 3-6 This fun and adventure filled sequel takes place several months after the first book ends. The confident, if not quite competent, League of Princes is back. Their first … Continue reading

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Thrice Upon a Marigold

Thrice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris grades 3 -7 In this third book about Marigold and Christian, they are King and Queen and have a daughter of their own. However, when two exiled dastardly former evil henchman of ex-Queen … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away

Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away by Wendy Mass Grades 3 & up The third in the series of expanded fairy tales by Wendy Mass, this one gives quite a bit of background to both … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty, The One Who Took a Really Long Nap

Sleeping Beauty, The One Who Took the Really Long Nap by Wendy Mass grades 3 & up Another great fairy tale taken a few steps further by Wendy Mass! This is told in alternating chapters by Princess Rose and the … Continue reading

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Rapunzel, The One with all the Hair

Rapunzel, The One with all the Hair by Wendy Mass grades 3 & up Everybody knows the story of Rapunzel, right? Not so fast, there, friend. The amazing Wendy Mass not only gives it a fabulous back story, but we … Continue reading

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Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty by Jane Yolen Grades 4 & up No one ever really thinks about Sleeping Beauty from the fairies’ point of view. Except Jane Yolen, that is! What if the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Castles

A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine grades 4-6 I was super excited to read Gail Carson Levine’s latest novel. I’m a big fan of fairy tales where the princess saves herself, and this one meets the task. … Continue reading

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