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Fairy Tales with New Twists - chapter books
These books have new twists on traditional fairy tales, myths, and classic tales.
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  Cover Art: Troll's-eye View : a Book of Villainous Tales Troll's-eye View : a Book of Villainous Tales
A collection of stories provides the opposing point of view of a number of villainous characters from classic fairy tales who relate how they have been misjudged and misunderstood for so long by so many.
200 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Whittington Armstrong, Alan W.
Whittington
Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story.
191 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book ARMSTRO
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  Cover Art: Loki's Wolves Armstrong, Kelley
Loki's Wolves
Matt Thorsen is a direct descendant of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendants of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok --the apocalypse--threatens, the human descendants of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world.
358 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book ARMSTRONG
  Cover Art: Of Giants and Ice Bach, Shelby
Of Giants and Ice
Eleven-year-old Rory, daughter of a famous actress and a famous movie director, finds herself becoming a celebrity in her own right as she helps create a new fairy tale as a participant in the after school program, Ever After School. Sequel: Of Witches and Wind.
346 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book BACH
  Cover Art: The Frog Princess Baker, E. D.
The Frog Princess
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward 14-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means -- and the self-confidence -- to become human again. Book 1 of Tales of the Frog Princess.
214 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book BAKER
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  Cover Art: The Coming of the Dragon Barnhouse, Rebecca
The Coming of the Dragon
Rune, an orphaned young man raised among strangers, tries to save the kingdom from a dragon that is burning the countryside and, along the way, learns that he is a kinsman of Beowulf.
311 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book BARNHOUSE
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  Cover Art: The Nine Pound Hammer Bemis, John Claude
The Nine Pound Hammer
Drawn by the lodestone his father gave him years before, twelve-year-old orphan Ray travels south, meeting along the way various characters from folklore who are battling against an evil industry baron known as the Gog. First book in the Clockwork Dark series.
357 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book BEMIS
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  Cover Art: The Fairy-Tale Detectives Buckley, Michael
The Fairy-Tale Detectives
Orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. She lives in a strange town known for its unexplained and unusual crimes. Sabrina and Daphne learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, who were actually detectives of the magical phenomenon perpetrated by the Everafters, a parallel race of magical beings. In this first book in the Sisters Grimm series, the girls are pitted against giants, who have been rampaging through town in their search of Jack, currently working at the Big Tall store.
284 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book BUCKLEY
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  Cover Art: Storybound Burt, Marissa
Storybound
Shy, twelve-year-old Una Fairchild is suddenly transported by a mysterious book into the Land of Story, where characters from books hope to be cast into a tale of their own, and Una attends the Perrault Academy while trying to discover why she is there. Sequel: Story's End.
406 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book BURT
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  Cover Art: The School for Good and Evil Chainani, Soman
The School for Good and Evil
Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. But the two girls soon find their fortunes reversed — Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good.
496 P. 2013
Children's Fiction Book CHAINANI
  Cover Art: Diary of a Fairy Godmother Codell, Esme Raji
Diary of a Fairy Godmother
Hunky Dory's mother always told her, You'll be the wickedest witch wherever the four winds blow. And why not? She was at the top of her class in charm school. But Hunky Dory's interest in wishcraft over witchcraft gets her kicked out of charm school. Now she's determined to follow her heart and become a fairy godmother. But how to go about doing it? She gives a woodsman a new mustache, and grants Wolf his strange wish for a grandmother costume. Yet it all seems so unsatisfying, somehow. Finally, motivated by jealousy over her friend Rumpelstiltskin's crush on the girl in the roomful of straw, she meets the ticket to realizing her career dream -- Cinderella.
170 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book CODELL
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  Cover Art: The Land of Stories : The Wishing Spell Colfer, Chris
The Land of Stories : The Wishing Spell
Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. First book in the Land of Stories series.
438 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Magician's Boy Cooper, Susan
The Magician's Boy
When Boy loses a puppet, his magician master sends him into the World of Story to find it. On his journey, he meets a variety of characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
100 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book COOPER
  Cover Art: Thor's Wedding Day Coville, Bruce
Thor's Wedding Day
Thialfi, the Norse thunder god's goat boy, tells how he inadvertently helped the giant Thrym to steal Thor's magic hammer, the lengths to which Thor must go to retrieve it, and his own assistance along the way.
137 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book COVILLE
  Cover Art: Revolting Rhymes Dahl, Roald
Revolting Rhymes
Humorous retellings in verse of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after.
46 p. 2003
Children's Nonfiction Book 821.914 D137
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  Cover Art: Magical Mischief Dale, Anna
Magical Mischief
Mr. Hardbattle, aided by his friends Miss Quint and resourceful thirteen-year-old Arthur, seeks a new place for all of the magic that has taken over his bookshop and home. Characters from books appear in the flesh and leave the shop, sauntering off into the town for their own lawless adventures, and events begin to spiral out of control.
296 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book DALE
  Cover Art: The Giants and the Joneses Donaldson, Julia
The Giants and the Joneses
When Jumbeelia, an eight-year-old giant, climbs down a beanstalk and collects some iggly plops, the little people of children's stories, she treats them like toys, unaware that she is endangering their lives. Includes Groilish and English dictionary.
215 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book DONALDS
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  Cover Art: Into the Wild Durst, Sarah Beth
Into the Wild
Having escaped from the Wild and the preordained fairy tale plots it imposes, Rapunzel, along with her daughter Julie Marchen, tries to live a fairly normal life, but when the Wild breaks free and takes over their town, it is Julie who has to prevent everyone from being trapped in the events of a story. Sequel: Out of the Wild.
260 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book DURST
  Cover Art: Cinderella (as if You Didn't Already Know the Story) Ensor, Barbara
Cinderella (as if You Didn't Already Know the Story)
In this updated version of the Cinderella story, readers will delight in following Cinderella through the usual happenings, presented in a most unusual way. And they'll finally see what becomes of her after she marries the prince. So maybe you should hear the story one last time. Because it's actually way different than you might have thought. Kids who have outgrown picture books and are ready for something longer will love this Cinderella. Black-and-white silhouette picture are intermingled with Cinderella's letters to her recently deceased mother in this totally original package, written and illustrated by an exciting newcomer to children's books.
109 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book ENSOR
  Cover Art: Once Upon a Marigold Ferris, Jean
Once Upon a Marigold
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father. Sequels: Twice Upon a Marigold and Thrice Upon a Marigold.
266 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book FERRIS
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