Book Reviews

age 7+
 
A fairy's reward and punishment backfire.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2004)
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age 10+
 
Rumplestiltskin revealed! Why he did what he did.
By Michael Gruber
(2005)
age 8+
 
A cat takes a boy back through time.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2005)
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age 10+
 
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
age 4+
 
A high-spirited tale full of humor.
By Babette Cole
(1986)
age 9+
 
A farcical re-working of 10 familiar fairy tales.
By Jon Scieszka
(1992)
age 6+
 
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
age 4+
 
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(1996)
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age 4+
 
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
age 4+
 
Reassurance that each family is unique, special.
By Catherine Anholt
(2000)
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age 5+
 
Magical fairy tale weaves rich tapestry for all.
By Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
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age 9+
 
Overlong, partly successful fairy-tale mash-up.
By Lyn Gardner
(2007)
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age 5+
 
Fairytale too raucous and silly for sleepy time.
By Bruce Hale
(2008)
age 8+
 
Clever, fun fairy tale with positive messages.
By Sharon Creech
(2007)
age 9+
 
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
By Jean Ferris
(2004)
age 4+
 
Captivating artwork makes classic wolf tale howl.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2007)
age 4+
 
Busy retelling of Red Riding Hood is a winner.
By Melissa Sweet
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Classic reprint full of wordplay and silly humor.
By James Thurber
(1950)
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age 8+
 
Magical mystery about a boy, his dog, and an odd little man.
By Philippa Pearce
(2009)

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