Revisit the tale of Beauty and the Beast. Beauty's father gets lost in the woods and stumbles onto a castle. He reaches for a rose to bring to his daughter--but there's a price. Will Beauty win her freedom, or be trapped in the Beast's castle forever?
Andrew Kelly, Yarra (Birrarung) Riverkeeper, joins Senior Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy Murphy to tell of a journey through the past, present, and future of the Birrarung, river of mists and shadows. From sunrise to sunset, we meander our way down the Birrarung, led by the beautiful illustrations of Lisa Kennedy (from the Trawlwoolway people of northern Tasmania) and guided by the spirit of Bunjil, the creator. This story of one river is the story of all our rivers that flow from mountains down through cities and towns to the sea.
The legend of the ghostly Bloody Mary involves seeing a woman's bloody image appear in the mirror. But where does this eerie legend originate? Some say she is the spirit of Queen Mary I of England. Queen Mary I wanted England to embrace Catholicism, and her bloody persecution of Protestants led to her nickname, "Bloody Mary." No matter its origin, this spooky story has haunted people around the world for centuries.
Steeped in Hispanic folklore since childhood, middle schooler Charlie Hernández learns the stories are true when, shortly after his parents disappearance, he grows horns and feathers and finds himself at the heart of a battle to save the world.
A mashup of cookbook and storybook. Welcome to the enchanted world of Cook Me a Story, where the most beloved fairy tales are retold with recipes for families to create and enjoy together. From breakfast adventures to evening stories, anytime is a perfect time for fairy tales and food. Join the fun as children learn to cook with familiar kitchen-time tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Pears, Cinnarella, Plumbelina, and more.
Crocodile is so confused by Hen calling him "brother" every time he gets ready to eat her that he finally goes searching for an explanation of how such a relationship can be.
Twenty-one of the Norwegian folk tales collected by Asbjørnsen and Moe telling of trolls, sprites, princesses, cinderlads, talking cats, and mountains made of glass.
When sixteen-year-old Delphine, a dressmaker mouse in Cinderella's chateau, learns of her connection to the Threaded, magical tailor mice of legend, she undertakes an epic quest to claim her identity.
After putting on a lion disguise, a silly donkey amuses himself by frightening all of the animals in the forest until he meets a clever fox.
A fresh, modern spin on a classic fairy tale. In each book, Abby and her younger brother Jonah visit the magic mirror in their basement at night, and the mirror transports them inside a different fairy tale. In the first magical adventure, Abby and Jonah find themselves tangled in Snow White's story.
From favorites like "Puss in Boots" and "Goldilocks" to obscure gems like "The Boy Who Drew Cats," this volume has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by such noted artists as Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and others.
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.
In Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child, Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, combining many different cultural traditions to create one narrative.
It is time for bed but fox siblings Franny and Fritz are arguing over which is the best bed: the upper bunk or the lower; they try switching but ultimately decide that the very best bed is Fred the dog's bed--so that is where they all curl up to sleep.
Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek a prince to set things right.
Retells fifteen fairy tales that celebrate heroes for the power of their hearts instead of their swords, including King Arthur, who rules by listening to others, and Prince Charming, who wishes people would stop typecasting him.
Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, this multicultural children's book offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. It makes a perfect new addition for story time or bedtime reading. Astute princesses, resourceful villagers and daring travelers appear throughout this vast archipelago to tell their stories and charm our children.
The Ice Princess's magic mirror is broken, one piece is missing, and without it the Enchanted Kingdom is locked in a terrible, unseasonable, heat wave (even the palace is melting); two children, Kara and Zed, are determined to help, but first they must figure out whether the break is the result of the sibling rivalry between the Ice Princess and her sister the Sun Princess--or did the monkey do it?
A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of mermaids, the aquatic mythological creatures known for their singing. Also included is a story from folklore about how a mermaid returned a beggar s kindness.
After falling through the refrigerator into the Land of Fake Believe, Princess meets a girl named Moldylocks who takes her to the home of the Three Beards for chili--but when the Beards capture her friend, Princess must come up with a plan to save her.
Papa Mouse has a funny, exciting bedtime story for each of his seven mouse boys. "Will evoke chuckles of glee from preschool listeners and beginning readers".-Booklist. Three-color illustrations. Seven mouse boys lie awake one night, and they ask their Papa to tell them a story. Papa does better than that-he tells them seven stories, one for each boy. Amusing drawings and text provide beginner readers with a collection of tales about the adventures of mice.
Iran has an ancient tradition of storytelling and poetry where musicians play instruments to bring stories to life. The most important epic in Iran is called the Shahnameh (pronounced Shaah-naah-meh), which means "The Book of Kings". It was written by the poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi who lived about a thousand years ago. It took over 30 years to write, and has over 50,000 rhyming couplets. The Shahnameh is considered to be one of the greatest epics of world literature. The Phoenix of Persia is about a mythical bird, the Simorgh, one of the most magical characters in the Shahnameh. The Simorgh takes care of a tiny baby, who grows up to become Prince Zal - the hero of many other stories in the Shahanameh.
What if princesses didn’t always marry Prince Charming and live happily every after? This stunning anthology features 15 favorite fairytales retold for a new generation. From Sleeping Beauty who becomes a world-famous sleep disorder specialist to Cinderella who goes on to become Prime Minister to Little Red Riding Hood, the environmentalist and Princess of the Wolves, these princesses are smart, funny, and kind, and can do anything they set their minds to. Retold to create positive role models for children, these feisty, funny fairytales focus on issues such as self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy, and disability, teaching that a princess is a person who seeks to help others, is open to learning new things, and looks for ways to add purpose to their lives and the lives of those around them. Power to the princess!
Based on a set of unfinished Mark Twain notes for a children's story, this is the tale of Johnny, a young boy with a magical ability to speak to animals who sets off to rescue a stolen prince.
In the time before animals were as they are today, Raven and Loon were both white. Their feathers had no colour at all. Raven spent his days swooping through the sky trying to fight off his incessant boredom, while Loon spent her days in her iglu working away on her sewing. One day, too bored to even fly, Raven visited Loon and suggested a sewing game that would give their feathers some much-needed colour. The results are not at all what the two birds expected...
The sheriff has an arrow-shooting contest, hoping to catch the best arrow-shooter, Robin Hood. But a strange man in red wins the prize instead.
Unicorns may not be real, but people have been thinking and talking about them throughout much of human history. This is the entirely true history of how these magnificent mythical creatures have captured our imaginations for thousands of years.
What if you woke up one morning and you had sprouted a tail overnight? What If You Had An Animal Tail? -- the next imaginative book in the What If You Had series -- explores what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw that you had an animal tail! From a peacock's showstopping tail to a scorpion's dangerous stinger, discover what it would be like if you had one of these special tails -- and find out why your own tailbone is just the right one for you!
A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on those African American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War.
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
Annie, younger sister of the princess who would be known as Sleeping Beauty, is immune to magic and stays awake when the rest of the castle falls into an enchanted sleep, then sets out to find a way to break the spell.