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Thursday Thirteen #64

I love Fairy Tales, and I am especially fond of Cinderella. So, what better Thursday Thirteen to offer during a week that is just crazy busy? Why, thirteen different versions of the Cinderella story, of course!

13 Cinderellas:

1. Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell

2. Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci

3. Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey

4. Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci

5. Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

6. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

7. The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

8. Ella’s Big Chance by Shirley Hughes

9. Chickerella by Mary Jane and Herm Auch

10. Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. De La Paz

11. Fair, Brown, and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly

12. Little Gold Star: A Spanish-American Cinderella Tale by Robert D. San Souci

13. Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition by Jewell Coburn

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I love fairy  tales.  It was  my favorite thing when I first learned to read.  I read everything I could by the brothers Grimm  and Hans Christian  Andersen.  When I read  all of those, I started reading every collection of fairy tales from around the world in my school and public library.  Later, I discovered Gail Levine who has rewritten and expanded  a number of folk tales and fairy tales  ( Ella Enchanted  is one title you might know).  I also really enjoy Patricia C Werde’s series,The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Dealing with Dragons is the first book, and it is an interesting twist on the usual princess story. In this story , the princess doesn’t want to live the normal life of a princess, so she goes to live with a dragon. A funny book full of adventures.

The week I discovered a new author Sarah Beth Durst.  Her book, Into the Wild  looks at the world of fairy tales in a whole new way.  Rapunzel, the seven dwarfs, and Cindy ( also known as Cinderella)  have all escaped from the fairy tale world, know as The Wild. In The Wild , everyone  doomed to repeat the same story over and over again. Everyone that has escaped is trying to live a normal life.  Unfortunately, The Wild escapes and captures all of the  former residents.   Julie, the daughter of Rapunzel, that has to keep everyone from being trapped in the stories of the wild forever.

Put a copy on hold now!

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