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Best Fairy Tale Books That You Need

There are countless Fairy Tale courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. FAIRY TAIL 1 (2012)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedTHE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRY   Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates le by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero – he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?…
Author(s): Hiro Mashima

2. The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm (First Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) (2000)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedThe first edition of its kind, The Great Fairy Tale Tradition is indispensable for students of fairy tales. The tales―116 in all―are thematically grouped. Each grouping is introduced and annotated by Jack Zipes, the genre’s reigning expert. Twenty illustrations accompany the texts. “Criticism” includes seven important assessments of different aspects of the fairy tale tradition, written by W. G. Waters, Benedetto Croce, Lewis Seifert, Patricia Hannon, Harry Velten, Siegfried Neumann, and Jack Zipes. Brief biographies of the storytellers and a Selected Bibliography are…
Author(s): Jack Zipes

3. Vampire King (Adult Fairy Tale, Cinderella #1) (2019)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedTo wrest her inheritance from her evil stepmother, Cindy must marry a respectable man before she turns 25. The upcoming royal ball is the perfect place to find one—with the help of a fairy godmother. Or at least, a drunken prostitute with some magical skills.At the ball, though, King Caspian sets his sights on her. It’s not like Cindy doesn’t know better—but surely no one’s more respectable than a king. So really, what does she have to lose? Everything, as it turns out. Because the king isn’t human at all, but a monster who’s hell-bent on having Cindy in his bed again. If only he can track her down.Scroll up…
Author(s): Joanna Mazurkiewicz

4. Thief of Cahraman: A Retelling of Aladdin (Fairytales of Folkshore) (2018)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedYou have been summoned to Sunstone Palace to compete in our search for the future Queen of Cahraman.After years on the run, Adelaide thinks her lonely and dangerous life as a thief is finally over. But her world is upended when a witch steals her away to a faraway kingdom, to perform an impossible heist. If Adelaide fails, her newfound family would be sacrificed to a beast. To complete her mission, she’s forced to assume the role of a noblewoman and enter a royal competition. The prize is the hand of the elusive Crown Prince. Elimination means certain death.As the witch’s literal deadline approaches, Adelaide has one last gamble to…
Author(s): Lucy Tempest

5. Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are “Just Right” for Young Readers (2009)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedHelp children soar in reading with these "just right" full-color books they can read all by themselves! Include The Three Little Pigs, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Red Hen, Cinderella, and 10 more beloved classics. Each tale features simple text, supportive pictures, and a helpful glossary to help developing readers build skills and confidence. Also includes a 4-page parent guide. Storybooks correlate with Guiding Reading levels E-I. For use with Grades K-2. Books Include: -Cinderella -Goldilocks And The Three Bears -Martina The Cockroach -Stone Soup -The…
Author(s): Liza Charlesworth

6. The Swan Kingdom (2009)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedWhen Alexandra’s mother is slain by an unnatural beast, shadows fall on the once-lush kingdom. Too soon the widowed king is entranced by a cunning stranger — and in one chilling moment Alexandra’s beloved brothers disappear, and she is banished to a barren land. Rich in visual detail, sparked by a formidable evil, and sweetened with familial and romantic love, here is the tale of a girl who discovers powerful healing gifts — and the courage to use them to save her ailing kingdom….
Author(s): Zoe Marriott

7. Once Upon a Time: Writing Your Own Fairy Tale (Writer’s Toolbox) (2009)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedReady to build a fairy tale? First, you’ll need the right tools. Open this title in the Writer’s Toolbox series and discover plenty of tips and tools to get you started. Soon you’ll be writing magical adventures like a pro!…
Author(s): Nancy Loewen, Christopher Michael Lyles

8. How to Survive a Russian Fairy Tale: Or… how to avoid getting eaten, chopped into little pieces, or turned into a goat (2019)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedThe realm of Russian fairy tales is perilous. You might think you know who’s friend, who’s foe. But you’d be wrong. Wolves might be friends. Old grandmothers might be cannibals. And the idiot might be the wisest man in the room. So say you find yourself at the waystone, a boundary between the real world and the world of story. Every road you take from the waystone leads to danger and the potential of great rewards. But you could end up being eaten, chopped into little pieces, or even turned into a goat.This book is a short guide for your survival. At the end, you’ll find the fountain of youth, riches…
Author(s): Nicholas Kotar

9. Switched (Fairy Tale Reform School) (2019)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedReform or relapse? Things at Fairy Tale Reform School are great. Rumpelstiltskin has been ousted, and everyone is buzzing about the fact that Beauty and Prince Sebastian (aka the Beast) have joined the teaching staff. Everyone, that is, except Gilly, who can’t seem to focus on anything but Anna. How is it that her beloved sister somehow went bad and joined up with Rump? And why doesn’t anyone seem to care? Sure, the Royal Court says they’re working on it, but they’ve got exactly nothing to show for it. But when new-kid Jack joins FTRS with tales of his own family…
Author(s): Jen Calonita

10. Beauty and the Goblin King (Fairy Tale Heat) (Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedMaybe I was the girl Clara didn’t want me to be. Here I was, with the goblin king, and I didn’t want him to stop. For the past ten years, the Goblin King has stayed locked away in his caverns. He only opens his doors for one purpose: he will give one gold coin for every night a girl is willing to spend with him. Despite his fearsome reputation, his fangs and claws, the girls come back safe and sound, and they never say a word about it. One must be very desperate to accept such an offer…or very curious. Well, everyone says curiosity has always been my downfall. Too clever for a girl so…
Author(s): Lidiya Foxglove

11. Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss (2012)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedWorking Girl meets What Remains in this New York Times bestselling, behind-the-scenes story of an unlikely friendship between America’s favorite First Son, John F. Kennedy Jr. and his personal assistant, a blue-collar girl from the Bronx. Featured in the documentary I Am JFK Jr.!From the moment RoseMarie Terenzio unleashed her Italian temper on the entitled nuisance commandeering her office in a downtown New York PR firm, an unlikely friendship bloomed between the blue-collar girl from the Bronx and John F. Kennedy Jr. Many books have sought to capture…
Author(s): RoseMarie Terenzio

12. Jack: The Tale of Frost (2013)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedThe Jack Frost you never knew…Sura is sixteen years old when she meets Mr. Frost.He’s a strange man. Very short, very fat. And he likes his room cold. Some say inhumanly cold.Mr. Frost’s love for Christmas is over-the-top and slightly psychotic. He’s made billions of dollars off the holiday and, according to Mr. Frost, a holiday he invented. Rumor is he’s an elven, but that’s silly. Elven aren’t real. And if they were, they wouldn’t be in South Carolina.Sura takes a job at Frost Plantation that’s strange and magical and, for the first time in her life, a…
Author(s): tony bertauski

13. A First Book of Fairy Tales (2006)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedIn this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children. Old favorites, such as “Cinderella” and “Jack and the Beanstalk,” are presented alongside some lesser known stories, such as “The Fisherman and his Wife” and “Diamonds and Toads.” Mary Hoffman’s charming retellings use simple, lyrical language ideal for reading aloud, while Julie Downing’s illustrations bring the characters to life. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature. And along the…
Author(s): Mary Hoffman, Julie Downing

14. FAIRY TAIL 2 (2012)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedTHE BOOK OF SECRETS   In the second volume of Fairy Tail, beautiful celestial wizard Lucy as teamed up with the crazy fire wizard Natsu and his bizarre flying cat, Happy. Their job: to steal a book from the notorious Duke Everlue. But the eccentric Everlue has killed wizards before, and Lucy’s team is walking right into his death trap!Includes special extras after the story!…
Author(s): Hiro Mashima

15. Russian Fairy Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) (1976)

 Best Fairy Tale Books That You NeedThe most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Beautifully illustrated, the more than 175 tales culled from a landmark multi-volume collection by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas’ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination.Translated by Norbert GutermanIllustrated by Alexander AlexeieffWith black-and-white illustrations throughoutPart of the…
Author(s): Aleksandr Afanasev , Alexander Alexeieff, et al.

Best Fairy Tale Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some fairy tale books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Grimm's Fairy Tales

ID: 850867, Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co, Year: c1902, Size: 17 Mb, Format: cbr

Happy Ever After: Financial Freedom Isn’t a Fairy Tale

Author(s): Seven Dollar Millionaire
ID: 2912137, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 30 Mb, Format: epub

Not All Fairy Tales Have Happy Endings: The rise and fall of Sierra On-Line

Author(s): Ken Williams
ID: 2781931, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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