Fairy Tales

The Little Match Girl
Andersen, Hans Christian
The luminous art of three-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney transforms the nineteenth-century Danish girl of Andersen's tale into a child plucked straight from America's melting pot, shedding new light on the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous-a circumstance as familiar in Andersen's day as it is in our own.

"[A] beautifully illustrated version of a classic tale."(Booklist, starred review)

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$7.99
The Little Mermaid
Andersen, Hans Christian
The beloved tale of The Little Mermaid is faithfully reproduced in this new edition of Hans Christian Anderson's classic. Original art by critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling illustrator Charles Santore is masterfully reproduced using the most advanced technology to bring these breathtaking illustrations to life like never before. The vivid colors and captivating spreads make this beautiful story one to be treasured in every home.

The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic that has fascinated readers young and old for many generations. The adventures of the young mermaid princess splash life across the pages of a story full of belonging, hope, love and sacrifice. This new edition embodies beautiful original artwork by Charles Santore, masterfully reproduced with the latest technology available, containing vivid colors and captivating illustrations that make every page an unrivaled masterpiece. The sharp contrast of life under the sea and on the land is captured with these magnificent depictions of the story. In reviewing the original Santore artwork, the School Library Journal wrote, "Through his clever use of contrasting palettes, the illustrations create two distinct worlds: the ethereal blues and greens of the Sea King's undersea realm, and the sun-drenched reds and golds of the prince's domain." Children and adults are sure to treasure this book and all it encompasses for many years to come.

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$16.95
The Little Mermaid Mini Hardcover
Andersen, Hans Christian
A beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale, illustrated by one of the greatest children s illustrators of our time
The story of the little mermaid who fell in love with a human boy is well-known and loved by millions but in the hands of internationally acclaimed illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger, it feels brand new. This poignant tale of unrequited love and self-sacrifice helped establish Andersen as one of the foremost writers of fairy tales in the world. Zwerger s signature illustrations add fresh whimsy and charm to Andersen s creation, and her art harmonizes perfectly with the carefully edited translation."
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The Little Red Hen
None
Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney enlivens the beloved fable with cheerful and classically beautiful illustrations, making this the ideal edition for every child's library.

As he did with his Caldecott-winning The Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney has masterfully adapted this story of the hardworking hen and her lazy neighbors. Its Golden Rule message and sassy finale are just as relevant and satisfying as ever. Read it in tandem with Pinkney's Puss in Boots and The Tortoise and the Hare or David Wiesner's The Three Pigs.


"Perfect [for] sharing with one listener, or a crowd." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Cheerful [and] luminous. Kids will gleefully chime in."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A lush light-filled rendition of a folktale staple."--School Library Journal (starred review)

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$17.99
The Little Red Riding Hood
Pinkney, Jerry

In this inspired rendering of the classic Grimm Brothers folktale, five-time Caldecott Honor winning artist Jerry Pinkney introduced two favorite children's characters to a new generation: the sly, scary wolf and the sweet little girl in her famous red hood. Readers will squeal with delight all over again during that most memorable scene when Little Red Riding Hood declares, "Oh, Grandmamma, what great teeth you have!"

Pinkney's charming, masterfully-wrought illustrations--as warm and cozy as LIttle Red's cloak and as captivating ast he clever wold himself--are sure to lure you into the heart of this treasured tale.

Item No. 9780316013550
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The Magical Unicorn Society Offical Handbook
Phipps, Selwyn E

A vibrantly illustrated official guide to everything unicorn-related, from the Magical Unicorn Society.

After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook.

These learned lovers of unicorns have created a veritable treasure trove of unicorn lore--the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of these elusive creatures. Discover where unicorns really live around the world, how to find them, and what they eat Learn how to look after them, what powers they have, how to tempt them, train them, and even ride them, and so much more.

With breathtaking artwork from Helen Dardik and Harry and Zanna Goldhawk, this special book is the ultimate gift for true believers.

Item No. 9781250206190
$12.99
The Mermaid and the Shoe
Campbell, Keith
In this delightful picture book, Minnow seems to be the only one of King Neptune's fifty mermaid daughters who has no particular skill or accomplishments. That is, except for her persistence in asking many, many questions. ?Why don't crabs have fins Where do bubbles go What lies beyond the kingdom But one day, as Minnow is drifting in the ocean all alone, a single red woman's shoe, ?the loveliest thing she'd ever seen, ? floats toward her seemingly from out of nowhere. Never having seen a shoe before, Willow becomes intrigued by what it might be. When no one in the kingdom can tell her, she sets off on a quest to find out and, along the way, uncovers answers to many of the things that have been vexing her, including what her true purpose is!

Award-winning author and illustrator K. G. Campbell beautifully captures the watery world of his mermaids with soft blues and grays, long hair rippling in the currents and lots of bubbles. Young readers will chuckle knowingly at Minnow's misinterpretations of the world ?at the edge of the kingdom, where bubbles burst and the above place began, ? as they delight in her discovery of what the shoe is used for. With the feel of a fairy tale, this is a fun and humorous story with a wonderful message appropriate for character education lessons about the value of believing in yourself and the power of perseverance when you are searching for answers to life's most important questions.

Item No. 9781554537716
$16.95
The Odyssey
Hinds, Gareth
In paperback! With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer's epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it's never been told before. (Age 12 and up)

"Gareth Hinds brings THE ODYSSEY to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer's epic."
--Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning--and a little help from Mount Olympus--to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years--though never quite like this.

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The People Could Fly (Hardcover with CD)
Hamilton, Virginia
This collection of 24 stories that kept the African culture alive during slavery includes a 78-minute audio CD with 12 folktales narrated by the author and James Earl Jones. Illustrations.
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$24.95
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (Softcover)
Hamilton, Virginia
"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure
storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary
tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added
attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this
collection should be snapped up."--(starred) "School Library Journal."
Item No. 9780679843368
$13.00
The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (Hardcover)
Hamilton, Virginia
"THE PEOPLE COULD FLY," the title story in Virginia Hamilton's prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to "fly" away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale.

Leo and Diane Dillon have created powerful new illustrations in full color for every page of this picture book presentation of Virginia Hamilton's most beloved tale. The author's original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included.

Awards for The People Could Fly collection:

A Coretta Scott King Award

A Booklist Children's Editors' Choice

A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

A Horn Book Fanfare

An ALA Notable Book

An NCTE Teachers' Choice

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year

Item No. 9780375824050
$16.95
The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (Softcover)
Hamilton, Virginia
Virginia Hamilton's Coretta Scott King Honor book is the breathtaking fantasy tale of slaves who possessed ancient magic that enabled them to fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to "fly" away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale.

Leo and Diane Dillon's powerful illustrations accompany Hamilton's voice as it sings out from the pages with the soaring cadences that echo the story tellers of her childhood as the granddaughter of a fugitive slave.

Awards for The People Could Fly collection:

A Coretta Scott King Award

A Booklist Children's Editors' Choice

A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

A Horn Book Fanfare

An ALA Notable Book

An NCTE Teachers' Choice

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year

Item No. 9780553507805
$7.99
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Lisbeth Zwerger

A beautiful edition of one of the most enduring and haunting tales by the Brothers Grimm

 

The town of Hamelin is overrun by a plague of rats, and the mayor calls on the Pied Piper to lead them out, taking care of the problem. But when the townspeople refuse to pay him, the Pied Piper entices the local children to leave their homes and parents. Lisbeth Zwerger’s evocative and exquisite illustrations perfectly capture this renowned fairy tale.

Item No. 9789881848543
$20.00
The Princess and the Pea (Board Book)
Perkins, Chloe
The classic story of "The Princess and the Pea" gets a fresh twist in this Russian spin on the beloved fairy tale!

The classic tale of a princess and a pea gets a fresh twist in this fourth book of the Once Upon a World board book series. With Russia as the backdrop, and stunning artwork from illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova, whose art style draws from Russian folklore, this is the same beloved story but it's totally reimagined.

Once Upon a World offers a multicultural take on the fairy tales we all know and love. Because these tales are for everyone, everywhere.

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$8.99
The Rough Face Girl
Martin, Rafe
In an Algonquin village by the shores of Lake Ontario, many young women have tried to win the affections of the powerful Invisible Being who lives with his sister in a great wigwam near the forest. Then came the Rough-Face girl, scarred from working by the fire. Can she succeed where her beautiful, cruel sisters have failed? A strong, distinctive tale with art to match.
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The Selfish Giant
Wilde, Oscar
A little jewel of a book in a new illustrated edition of Oscar Wilde's beloved tale
The children loved to play in the Giant's garden, but when he returned after years away, he said, "What are you doing here?" and the children fled. This is the classic story of a giant whose gloomy outlook and self-centered ways are changed by a remarkable tiny child.
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The Selkie Girl
MacKay, Janis

Fergus lives with his father by the sea, but is lonely. He wants a friend more than anything.

One day Fergus finds treasure on the beach: a beautiful fur blanket hidden in the rocks. But Fergus doesn't know that his treasure belongs to someone else -- a selkie girl has lost her seal skin and can't go home to the sea without it.

Will Fergus give his new friend what she needs, and risk being lonely again?

This is a lovely retelling of the traditional Scottish folk tale of the selkie (a seal who can become human) adapted for a young audience. Beautifully written by storyteller and selkie storyteller Janis Mackay, the tale is accompanied by stunning illustrations by Ruchi Mhasane.

The Selkie Girl is one of the first titles released in the Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales range of picture books that bring classic Scottish folk and fairy tales to life for young children."

Item No. 9781782501305
$11.95
The Snow Queen
Andersen, Hans Christian

Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, the classic tale of friendship, love, and bravery, is beautifully retold with lavish illustrations by master artist Bagram Ibatoulline.

Best friends Kai and Gerda would do anything for each other. When Kai starts to behave cruelly and disappears, Gerda sets out on an epic quest to save Kai from the evil Snow Queen. But can Gerda break the Snow Queen's enchantment and complete the final task?

Full of magic and wonder, this new picture book will delight fans of beloved classics like "Thumbelina," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Little Mermaid."

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$17.99
The Snow Queen
Hans Christian Andersen & Edmund Dulac

When Gerda's beloved playmate, Kai, disappears one winter afternoon, all of the grownups give him up as forever lost. But Gerda knows in her heart that Kai can be rescued, and with nothing more than the clothes on her back, she journeys to a far country, populated by an ancient sorceress, friendly crows, and fearsome robbers. Gerda's power to face every obstacle in the quest to save her friend from his kidnapper, The Snow Queen, lies in her innocence and her abiding faith.
Storyteller Hans Christian Andersen is famed for his heartwarming tales of enduring love and persistence in the face of adversity. Enchanting full-color images by Golden Age illustrator Edmund Dulac enhance Andersen's fairy tale of a girl's unshakable determination and stirring heroism, a classic that inspired the Disney animated film Frozen.

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The Snow Queen
Andersen, Hans Christian
A stunningly illustrated retelling of an acclaimed fairy tale With a mix of naturalistic and surrealistic artwork, this translation captures the spirit of one of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous works. Neighbors Kai and Gerda grow up as best friends. But when Kai is swept away by the evil Snow Queen, Gerda embarks on an adventure to save Kai.
Item No. 9789888240784
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The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Care and Feeding of Sprites
Diterlizzi, Tony
Got Sprites?

Many would have you believe that sprites (or "fairies" as they're often called) are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don't let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you. Because while they do make for awesome pets (or, if you prefer, companions), these are not creatures to be handled lightly. So forget everything you know -- or think you know -- about sprites, and listen to the experts from the International Sprite League as they, with the assistance of the creative team that brought you the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, provide a resource that will prove to be as essential for the novice sprite keeper as a strong cage and eyes in the back of his or her head.

Item No. 9781416927570
$18.99
The Swineherd
Hans Christian Andersen & Lisbeth Zwerger

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

Lisbeth Zwerger, winner of the 1990 Hans Christian Andersen Medal, brings her distinctive talent to this classic Andersen fairy tale of a foolish Prince who seeks to marry the Emperor’s daughter, and the even more foolish Princess who fails to recognize his true worth.

When the Princess refuses him, he disguises himself as a swineherd and plays her favorite songs. By the time she warms up to him it’s too late; he reveals his true identity and leaves her all alone. It’s a delightfully silly tale of human nature, brought wonderfully to life by the incomparable Ms. Zwerger.

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The Tales of Uncle Remus (Softcover)
Lester, Julius
Whether he is besting Brer Fox or sneaking into Mr. Man's garden, Brer Rabbit is always teaching a valuable lesson. These classic tales are full of wit, humor, and creativity, and Julius Lester brings an added contemporary sense to these forty-eight timeless stories.
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Pinkney, Jerry

A classic read-aloud favorite addressing bullying retold by acclaimed artist Jerry Pinkney.

Jerry Pinkney puts his indelible stamp on another beloved folktale in the same vein as the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse and the highly acclaimed The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants.

When the three billy goats Gruff are hungry, they see bountiful grass to eat across an old bridge. But the bridge is home to a terrible troll, who is peckish himself, and looking for a tasty morsel to gobble up. In his interpretation of the timeless tale, Jerry Pinkney shows there's little good to come from greed--but in the end, redemption for even the most trollish bully is possible. A dramatic gatefold heightens the climax of this brilliant rendition.

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$17.99
The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Autographed

A classic read-aloud favorite addressing bullying retold by acclaimed artist Jerry Pinkney.

Jerry Pinkney puts his indelible stamp on another beloved folktale in the same vein as the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse and the highly acclaimed The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants.

When the three billy goats Gruff are hungry, they see bountiful grass to eat across an old bridge. But the bridge is home to a terrible troll, who is peckish himself, and looking for a tasty morsel to gobble up. In his interpretation of the timeless tale, Jerry Pinkney shows there's little good to come from greed--but in the end, redemption for even the most trollish bully is possible. A dramatic gatefold heightens the climax of this brilliant rendition.

Item No. AUTOJP14
$17.99