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Fairy tale suggestions

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by Concord, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Concord

    Concord New Member

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    Hi everyone---I’m looking for a fairy tale /fantasy that kids ages 10-12 would read in school. Preferably something written long before Harry Potter or anything else contemporary. And if possible, something that deals with the subject of fear.

    Any help would be appreciated. Also if there’s a similar thread on this forum please link me to it. Thanks!
     
  2. JaneCash125

    JaneCash125 New Member

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    Sorry, I have a lot of fairy tale/fairy tale adaptations on my shelves, but not sure if they fit your needs. Let me know if you want a few recs anyway....
     
  3. The Mythwriter

    The Mythwriter New Member

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    Well, the works of the Brothers Grimm are the obvious thing that pops to mind when fairy tales are mentioned, Aesop's Fables too. But Grimm's are darker than most people expect. That would be good for the kids, its the parents you'd likely have problems with.

    I know some schools get away with the Chronicles of Narnia, and those are great fantasy books to introduce kids to, but again, parents have issues.

    Are you looking for something for a class or just examples along those lines? I imagine anything in these genres you get will cause contention... my school had a lot of problems with that.
     
  4. MarkCool

    MarkCool New Member

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    Hi,

    My suggestion will go to "The Beauty and the Beast".it's a brilliant piece of fairy tale.
     
  5. readsalot

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    I think it's more science fiction but Heir Apparent is a pretty cool book... Vivian Vande Veld has some neat fantasy/ horror... mild horror stuff.
     
  6. morgani

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    How about Sleeping Beauty?
     
  7. Gilgamesh

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    Currently Reading:
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    Original Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Much more adventurous than the movie. My kids really enjoyed the book. And there is fear, much fear from Pinocchio and his father, Geppetto.
     
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    Currently Reading:
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    Not quite a fairy tale, but I had great success with the Eregon series.
     
  9. Singa Crew

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    Can I suggest Enid Blyton? She's a British author who wrote books (many of them fairy tales) for children. I used to read her books when I was in grade school.
     
  10. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    there are huge issues with Enid Blyton and racism these days.
     
  11. HappySmiles

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    Read the Land of Stories Series by Chris Colfer



    Sent from my iPad using Book And Reader
     
  12. Răspunsul

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    Grimm are the best and the TV series is spectacularly good.
     
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    Ivan Krylov's Fables (Not exactly fairy tales but somewhat similar to Aesop)

    You can find his fables online.
     

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