December 1, 2020
Join in on our Charming Chapters Genre Quest this month by reading a Fairy Tale of Folklore title. This genre features stories from all over the world that have been around for a long time and rewritten often but have kept the same general storyline. Check out a Fairy Tale or Folklore title, read it, return it, and collect your Charming Chapters Genre charm. ALL ages are encouraged to participate!
How to collect your charm
- Come to the library and return your items through the drop box on the 5th Street wall of the library. Staff will NOT take returns at the door.
- Call the library at 208-798-2525 or ring the doorbell at the 5th Street door.
- Library staff will bring you your charm.
Not sure what to read? Take a look at some of these great Fairy Tale books at the Lewiston City Library.
Arthur's Tractor: A Fairy Tale with Mechanical Parts by Pippa Goodhart
Unaware that a princess in distress and a dragon on the loose are right behind him, Arthur the farmer thinks that the strange noises he keeps hearing are being made by his tractor breaking down.
It's Not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk
Hansel and Gretel will not listen to their storyteller. For one thing, who leaves a trail of breadcrumbs lying around, when there are people starving? Not Hansel, that's for sure! And that sweet old lady who lives in a house made of cookies and candy? There's no way she's an evil witch! As for Gretel, well, she's about to set the record straight--after all, who says the story can't be called Gretel and Hansel? It's time for these wacky siblings to take their fairytale into their own hands. So sit back and enjoy the gingerbread!
Puss in Boots by Jerry Pinkney
A clever cat wins for his master a fortune and the hand of a princess.
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists edited by Chris Duffy
From favorites like "Puss in Boots" and "Goldilocks" to obscure gems like "The Boy Who Drew Cats," this volume has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by such noted artists as Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and others.
Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy-tale Voices with a Twist (Poems) by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Ever wonder what those fairy-tale characters were "really" thinking? Poets Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich twist fifteen favorite fairy tales into "poem pairs" that feature wildly different voices and unexpected perspectives. The Gingerbread Boy sees the world as "one mouth," while his parents wonder if he'd have been happier as a sugar cookie; the Princess claims those mattresses kept her awake ("not" a silly pea), while the Pea complains that the Princess snores. Yolen and Dotlich's poems are astonishing and creative, filled with humor and magic, while Matt Mahurin's artwork is stunning and packed with surprises as well. This lavish volume includes end notes, briefly describing the stories and their history, and an introduction, inviting readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives and "make a little magic."
A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.
The Singing Bones: Inspired by Grimms' Fairy Tales by Shaun Tan
Wicked stepmothers, traitorous brothers, cunning foxes, lonely princesses: There is no mistaking the world of the Brothers Grimm and the beloved fairy tales that have captured generations of readers. Now internationally acclaimed artist Shaun Tan shows us the beautiful, terrifying, amusing, and downright peculiar heart of these tales as never before seen. With a foreword by Neil Gaiman and an introduction by renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes, this stunning gallery of sculptural works will thrill and delight art lovers and fairy-tale aficionados alike.
As Old as Time by Liz Braswell
In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, Belle, trapped in the Beast's enchanted castle, discovers that her estranged mother was the one who placed a spell on the Beast so many years ago.
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Bridid Kemmerer
In this Beauty and the Beast adaptation, the curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Phillip Pullman
Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Rapunzel," and "Hansel and Gretel" have become deeply woven into the Western imagination. Now Philip Pullman, the New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales--with an anarchic twist--but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as The Tinderbox and The Emperor's New Clothes through poignant masterpieces such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling to more subversive later tales such as The Ice Maiden and The Wood Nymph.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
With the Nebula Award-winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss.
The Greek Myths by Robert Graves
Presents a collection of Greek mythology with classic tales about the creation, the residents of Olympia, and mythical heroes and heroines.