Reviews and Blog Posts: fairytales

Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty

by Christine Heppermann

Reviewer Rating:
2

I wanted to love this book, I really did. I love fairy tales and I love twisted tales so I thought this would be the perfect book of poetry for me. I will admit, I am not an avid poetry reader. I actually read this as my "outside your comfort...

The darkest part of the forest

by Holly Black

Reviewer Rating:
4

As long as most of the residents of Fairfold could remember there was a horned boy in a glass coffin in the woods and now he’s gone.  His disappearance starts a cycle of mysterious events, more mysterious than what usually happens in Fairfold.  Brother and sister, Ben and Hazel Evans...

The true story of the three little pigs

by Jon Scieszka

Reviewer Rating:
5

The wolf finally gets to tell his side of the story…after all there are two sides to every story! In this awesome, fast-paced, amusing tale the wolf shares his outlandish version of what “really” happened when he squared off with the three little pigs. The abstract illustrations compliment this fractured...

Fairest : in all the land

by Bill Willingham

Reviewer Rating:
3

For those who are already very familiar with the Fables universe. Cinderella (Cindy) is taken away from her superspy duties to find out who is killing the fairest in all the land. Lush drawings enhance a rather predictable tale. But it was good to see old friends like Snow White...

Seven blind mice

by Ed Young

Reviewer Rating:
4

A simple and fun pictorial retelling of the Indian folktale Blind Men and the Elephant. Seven mice, all different colors, touch different parts of the elephant and each has a different interpretation of what the elephant could be. Small sentences in large type will make this an appealing read for beginners...

The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle : the Dark of Deep Below

by Patrick Rothfuss

Reviewer Rating:
4

When I saw that Patrick Rothfuss, best known for the much-loved and on-going Kingkiller Chronicles series, was publishing a picture book for adults, I have to admit I was intrigued. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath...

Follow follow : a book of reverso poems

by Marilyn Singer

Reviewer Rating:
5

I picked up Follow Follow because it was recommended as one of the best and brightest of 2013 by Denver Public Library’s librarians. It is the second in a series of “Reverso” poems, a poem form created by author, Marilyn Singer, where a poem (usually about a fairy tale) is...

The book of lost things

by John Connolly

Reviewer Rating:
3
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David loses a lot of things during the course of this novel. His mother to a horrible disease, the relationship with his father as he remarries and has another child, his home, as his father relocates them to be closer to his war job, and his sense of belonging in...

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