Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Review: This is an excellent book for all ages. I am a school teacher and my students absolutely love it. It is also one of my six year old brothers favorite books. This book is definitely a must have for any childs library. Read more

The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King

Review: This book explores from a slightly different angle the story of King Arthur. The storyline is both readily familiar and yet new. The writing is crisp, fascinating, and infused with its own magic.

One of the neat aspects of this book is that the author periodically steps into the writing to tell you that Malory had this to say and, well, he says it better, so for more info on this, why don't you just go read his account of this part of the story. Pretty interesting way to go about it. ... Read more

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Review: DO NOT BUY!!! I got the kindle version for the animated artwork, but on my kindle all I can see is text. Apparently the artwork only works on some devices, but they never tell you that ahead of time. DO NOT BUY!!! DO NOT BUY!!! Read more

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (Puffin Classics)
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (Puffin Classics)

Review: The story seems to go from event to event to event, (not really the same as the stories you have seen repeatedly in the movies) with limited connectedness between them. I wanted to know the whole story, as I enjoy the Arthur stories in every version I have seen, but much prefer the movie rewrites over the book, which is completely off for me. Read more

Tikki Tikki Tembo
Tikki Tikki Tembo

Review: Great quality book. Very cute story for kids. Mine seem to enjoy all the different sounds that are in this story and it's funny for them even though its kind of serious material (drowning) at times. Read more

Dragon Trials (Return of the Darkening Book 1)
Dragon Trials (Return of the Darkening Book 1)

Review: Agathea Flamma is a snob. She’s also quite a brat. I tried very hard to give her the benefit of the doubt at the start of this book, since she’s high born and has probably never mixed much with hardworking commoners and all – but she kept on with her haughty thinking, believing Seb stupid and slow and dirty long past the point when she should have known better, and I wanted to push her off a dragon, quite frankly. Especially when she is exceptionally slow on the uptake herself at times.

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Cinders: The Untold Story of Cinderella
Cinders: The Untold Story of Cinderella

Review: Let me start off by saying that two things I rarely like in a story are a heroine who lies through most of the book and a heroine who dresses like a man and actually fools people. These plot devices usually don't work for me and turn me off to a story. However, this book had both of these elements and pulled them off admirably in my opinion! This was a fun story, faithful enough to the original but with plenty of fun twists and adaptations. The heroine was strong and easy to like. The hero ... Read more

Grimm's Fairy Stories
Grimm's Fairy Stories

Review: Free book on Grimm's stories, what's not to like? I urge everyone out there before buying a copy of any older classic (Dracula, Grimm's, Pride and Prejuidice) to look for a free version. The books are considered public domain and can be found for free rather than buying them. Amazon has free copies of loads of public domain books. Please check before you pay! Read more

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Review: Cool stories but warning, not for children. I had to edit many of the stories as I read to our kids. That worked until our oldest could read so well that she started saying "That's not what it says." and "what does that mean..." Read more

The Demigod Diaries (The Heroes of Olympus)
The Demigod Diaries (The Heroes of Olympus)

Review: This is definitely the book to read for Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus fans! Mentions things that happened before either series took place and explains so much and makes things even clearer. Entertaining! And for those fans who loved the books because there seemed to be a bunch of stories jammed into one this is perfect. Great for reading at almost anytime and almost anywhere. Read more

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