Fairy Tales

Fairy tale is a type of short narrative that typically features such folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. However, only a small number of the stories thus designated explicitly refer to fairies.

See also fairies.

The Fall
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
Stitching Snow
Beware the Wild
Stray
Damsel Distressed
Charming
The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides (Adventures of Kit Bristol, #1)
Hansel and Gretel
The Princess in Black
Reign (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #4)
Pennyroyal Academy (Pennyroyal Academy, #1)
Hansel, Part I (Hansel, #1)
The Collectors' Society
Julia's House for Lost Creatures

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