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All The Way to Lhasa: A Tale from Tibet
4.00
CIP: A boy and his yak persevere along the difficult way to the holy city of Lhasa and succeed where others fail.

Review: Gorgeous illustrations, with
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May 2008
May 01, 2008
 
Louhi, Witch of North Farm
4.24
CIP: Louhi's plan to steal the sun and moon backfires when the gods learn of her mischievous scheme.

Review: Written in a verse style, yet with flowing
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May 09, 2008
May 09, 2008
 
Egg and Spoon
3.59
Despite the interesting plot-line and beautiful use of language, the narrative voice throughout the book pretty much ruined it for me. Others who can ...more
Oct 21, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
 
Guardian of the Dead
3.50
Set in New Zealand with NZ mythology closely entwined in the plotline. Don't need to know the folklore though as it is explained through the story.

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Jun 02, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Shapeshifter
3.50
Based on an Irish folktale.

Sive is a shapeshifter, able to take the form of a deer. However, when a powerful magician decides that he wants to "own" h
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Sep 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
The Seven Tales of Trinket
3.90
Trinket is just 11 years old when her mother dies. She sets off with a tattered map, Thomas the Pig Boy, and her hopes of finding our what happened to ...more
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
 
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
4.11
This cyborg Cinderella story is highly entertaining with a truly unique main character. Cinder is an android whose enhancements make her the best mech ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses
3.29
Fractured fairy tales is what comes to mind while reading this collection of 23 re-told fairy tales. It's not what most of us know and brings the clas ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
4.49
Book 3 in the Lunar Chronicles series.
These are awesomely creative re-tellings of fairytales. Android Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood with a geneti
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Feb 07, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
 
Tuck Everlasting
3.82
A family that has drunk from a magic spring and now does not age is discovered by a 10 year old girl. They hurriedly and unthinkingly kidnap her so th ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #5)
3.93
Rosa is a princess in Eltaria where The Tradition runs strong and forces events into following the traditional lines of fairy tales (of course!). Rosa ...more
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 17, 2010
 
Gwenhwyfar: The White Spirit
3.68
A re-telling of the Arthurian legend. In this one, Gwen is actually Arthur's 3rd wife (all of whom are named Gwenhwyfar/Gueneviere) as a means of maki ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
4.31
This long-awaited (at least by me) sequel continues the story of android Cinder and Emperor Kai as well as introducing some great new characters in th ...more
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
Cassie and the Woolf
2.97
A modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a twist. Interspersed with engaging black and white illustrations with red accents, there are also r ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
 
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists
3.78
16 fairy tales told and illustrated by 16 different graphic artists. As always in such collections, some are better than others, but altogether this i ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
 
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)
4.53
Book 3 in the “Heroes of Olympus” series. Action and adventure continues as Percy, Annabeth, and 5 other heroes are sent on a quest to close the Doors ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
Ash
3.57
A re-telling of the Cinderella story. However, this one has some unpredictable, and incredibly well-written, plot twists and turns.

I don't feel like
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Dec 24, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.18
Greek gods and myths come to life in this present day story about Percy Jackson. Great way to get kids to learn their ancient history - with a twist. ...more
Jun 02, 2009
Jun 02, 2009
 
Splintered (Splintered, #1)
4.02
A quirky twist to Alice in Wonderland. Alice's relative Alyssa must go through the rabbit hole to right the wrongs in Neverland. She takes along real- ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
Snow in Summer
3.38
Yolen re-tells the classic story of Snow White but in modern day West Virginia. Clever and well-written - although I hate it when she has the main cha ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess, #1)
3.90
A re-telling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I love that the main character trying to solve the riddle of the worn out dancing shoes is a young sold ...more
Dec 09, 2009
Dec 09, 2009
 
Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1)
3.74
Just about every fairy tale you can imagine comes together in this creative and well-told story. A fun read. A satisfying conclusion, but with an open ...more
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
 
Brigid's Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story
3.74
CIP: none
Summary: A retelling of the tale of Ireland's beloved saint, Brigid.

Review. The illustrations are exquisite, with lovely Celtic borders and b
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Apr 08, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
 
Impossible (Impossible, #1)
3.66
Twisted modern fairy tale about a curse based on the song "Scarborough Fair." Well-written and fun to read. I stayed up til after 1 to finish it.
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
The Courageous Princess
4.17
Fantastic blend of all sorts of fairy tales, with great illustrations and strong female lead.
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
 
Golem
3.70
Fabulous illustrations. Set in Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a golem to protect his people.
May 07, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Rapunzel's Revenge (Rapunzel's Revenge, #1)
3.80
Twisted fairy tale in graphic novel form. Very kool; I liked it a lot.
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
 
Beauty and the Beast
3.80
The classic story of beauty and the beast.
(free download on my kindle)
Apr 09, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale
3.72
3.5 stars
vivid illustrations and well written Indian folk tale
Sep 25, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Entwined
3.86
A lovely re-telling of the 12 dancing princesses.
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
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