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.

Fairy tales are high fantasy based on stories that are not only not true, but that couldn't possibly be true, while Legends are sometimes perceived as real or plausible. Fairy tales may merge into legends, where the narrative is perceived both by teller and hearers as being grounded in historical truth. However, unli

Gods of Jade and Shadow
Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)
Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
Cheshire Crossing
Sacrificed to the Beast
Changeling (The Oddmire #1)
Not Quite Snow White
Little Red Reading Hood and the Misread Wolf
Dithered Hearts
The Beholder
The Girl in Red
The Evil Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #1)
Silver in the Wood
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
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Sea Witch (Sea Witch, #1)
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Tales & Dreams (Lost Time Academy, #2)
The Isle of the Lost (Descendants, #1)
Cinder & Ella (Cinder & Ella, #1)
Through the Woods
The Surface Breaks
Tales & Time (Lost Time Academy, #1)
Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch, #2)
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491 books — 504 voters
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Ella Enchanted (Ella Enchanted #1)
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Cruel Beauty
The Complete Fairy Tales
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
Beastly (Beastly, #1; Kendra Chronicles, #1)
The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1)

J.K. Rowling
I really feel that we're not giving children enough credit for distinguishing what's right and what's wrong. I, for one, devoured fairy tales as a little girl. I certainly didn't believe that kissing frogs would lead me to a prince, or that eating a mysterious apple would poison me, or that with the magical "Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo" I would get a beautiful dress and a pumpkin carriage. I also don't believe that looking in a mirror and saying "Candyman, Candyman, Candyman" will make some awful serial ...more
J.K. Rowling

Alfred Hitchcock
Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.
Alfred Hitchcock

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