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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.

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.
Author(s): Jack Zipes

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.
Author(s): Joanna Mazurkiewicz

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.
Author(s): Lucy Tempest

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.
Author(s): Liza Charlesworth

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.
Author(s): Zoe Marriott

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

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.
Author(s): Nicholas Kotar

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?
Author(s): Jen Calonita

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.
Author(s): Lidiya Foxglove

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.
Author(s): RoseMarie Terenzio

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.
Author(s): tony bertauski

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.
Author(s): Mary Hoffman, Julie Downing

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.
Author(s): Hiro Mashima

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.
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 Library 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

Author(s):
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

Inviting Interruptions: Wonder Tales in the Twenty-First Century

Author(s): Cristina Bacchilega; Jennifer Orme
ID: 2984366, Publisher: Wayne State University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 16 Mb, Format: pdf

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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