Category Archives: fairy tales

Super Happy Magic Forest

Super Happy Magic Forest, written and illustrated by Matty Long, tells the story of five brave heroes from the Super Happy Magic Forest who must go on a quest to recover the Magic Crystals of Life after they are stolen. These crystals are the source of the forest’s happiness, so they must be returned as […] Continue reading

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The Little Match Girl

When looking for folklore for this past learning experience, I came across this edition of The Little Match Girl with original words by Hans Christian Anderson and illustrated by Kveta Pacovska. The story is about a little girl who is poor and freezing, walking around in the middle of the winter with no shoes on […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: Cendrillon

Cinderella is one of the most popular European folk tales in all of history, and hundreds if not thousands of different versions and retellings have been recorded. Most Western children are familiar with the “classic” Cinderella story told in traditional tales and movies such as Disney’s titular 1950 film. However, there are now many versions […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: A Book of Reverso Poems

When I first pulled A Book of Reverso Poems: Mirror Mirror off the shelf, the cover captivated me. Author Marilyn Singer and illustrator Josée Masse were able to master the ability of combining multiple perspectives into poetry and art. Poetry is a tricky thing to write for young children and I think Singer did a […] Continue reading

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Traditional Thursdays: Cinders, a Chicken Cinderella

Jan’s unique artistic style transports us to Russia (where she traveled before starting Cinders to get inspiration) for a quirky reimagining of the classic Cinderella story. Her attention to detail has always kept me interested in her artwork long after I am done reading the words on the page, and this book was no exception. […] Continue reading

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