Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fairy Tale Day?

What do you do on Tell a Fairy Tale Day?

Put on your 10,000 league boots?
Fight ogres? 
Plant mysterious beans?
Talk to wishing fish?
Grab your notebook and spin new story magic into the world?
My friends at Puddle Jump Collective
I had a little trouble honing in on a fairy tale for this project.
I played with princesses, 
pondered Bremen Town musicians,
until Thumbelina caught my attention.
Who doesn't need a good, thimble-size hero?

What are your favorite fairy tales?

A sprinkling of my favorites:

The Rainbabies - by Laura Krauss Melmed, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
Adelita - by Tomie De Paola
Little Gold Star - by Robert San Souci, illustrated by Sergio Martinez
The Girl Who Spun Gold - by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
Tom Thumb - retold & illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson
Sleeping Beauty - by Trina Schart Hyman
Gold Slipper, Glass Sandal - by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Novel fairy tales:

Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Searching for Dragons by Patricia Wrede

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