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  1. Recommended Book: The Jumbies

    The Jumbies By Tracey Baptiste ISBN: 9781616204143 When Corinne La Mer chases an agouti into the woods to retrieve her pendant, she attracts the attention of an ancient being who lives in the forest: a jumbie. The jumbies, like the European fairy folk, are Other: the supernatural, sometimes dangerous beings…

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  2. Once Upon a Time

    Snow White is so badass!I don’t often write about television, but I feel compelled to say something about what I feel is the best new show on television this season. Imagine what the creators of LOST could do if they took on fairy tales. Wait: you don’t…

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  3. Book Review: Princess of the Midnight Ball

    Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George Returning from the war, a young soldier named Galen meets an old woman who asks for help. After Galen shares his meager food with her, she gives him gifts: a cloak that renders the wearer invisible, and two balls of wool:…

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  4. Book Review: Out of the Wild

    Out of the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst Twelve-year-old Julie Marchen’s home of Northboro, Massachusetts is still recovering from being taken over by the Wild, a mass of vines that is the withered remnant of the fairy tale world. Centuries ago, Julie’s mother Rapunzel led a rebellion against…

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  5. Sarah Beth Durst takes on Snow White and Rose Red

    Sarah Beth Durst, author of Cybils Fantasy and Science Fiction finalist Into the Wild, has an ongoing feature on her blog where she posts obscure fairy tales with humorous commentary. Last week she posted a hilarious version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Snow White and Rose Red. If you…

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  6. Book Review: Book of a Thousand Days

    Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale Book of a Thousand Days is a 2007 Cybils finalist. On Dashti’s first day as a Lady’s maid, she finds herself bricked into a tower for seven years. Her Lady is sealed into the tower as punishment for refusing to…

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  7. Book Review: Wildwood Dancing

    Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier Jena and her four sisters have a secret: every month at the full moon they travel to the Other Kingdom through a secret passage in their room. There, they spend the evening dancing and socializing with the various Folk of the Other Kingdom. It’s…

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  8. Book Review: Into the Wild

    Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst Julie is just an ordinary teen, except for a few tiny things. Like the fact that her mother is Rapunzel, her brother is Puss in Boots and her grandmother is a Wicked Witch. And where most teens might have dirty clothes under their…

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