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10 More Folk and Fairy Tales

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Jerry Pinkney

    Three billy goats must outwit the big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they have to cross on their way up the mountain.

    CHILDREN 398.2 P655 2017
    The Princess and the Warrior

    The Princess and the Warrior - Duncan Tonatiuh

    Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love.

    CHILDREN 398.2089 T663 2016

    Cinnamon - Neil Gaiman; pictures by Divya Srinivasan

    The parents of pearl-eyed princess Cinnamon offer a reward to anyone who can help their daughter speak, a plea answered by a tiger.

    PICTURE BOOK Gaiman, N.
    Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast - retold by Cynthia Rylant; pictures by Meg Park

    Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

    CHILDREN 398.2 R994b 2017
    Stone Soup

    Stone Soup - Marcia Brown

    When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.

    CHILDREN 398 B879s 1947
    The Talking Eggs

    The Talking Eggs - retold by Robert D. San Souci; pictures by Jerry Pinkney

    A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.

    CHILDREN 398.2 S197t 1989
    Little Red Gliding Hood

    Little Red Gliding Hood - Tara Lazar; pictures by Troy Cummings

    Little Red is an excellent ice skater, but she will need a good partner for the pairs competition and the only one available is a certain Wolf.

    PICTURE BOOK Lazar, T.
    Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

    Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain - retold by Verna Aardema; pictures by Beatriz Vidal

    A tale, told in rhythmic, read-along verse, describes how a resourceful bull finds water for his thirsty herd and ends the drought afflicting the plain.

    PICTURE BOOK Aardema, V.
    Interstellar Cinderella

    Interstellar Cinderella - Deborah Underwood; illustrations by Meg Hunt

    In this outer space adaptation of the fairy tale in rhyme, Cinderella dreams of becoming a spaceship mechanic.

    PICTURE BOOK Underwood, D.
    The Wishing Spell

    The Wishing Spell - Chris Colfer

    Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner find themselves face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

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