Jack : the True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, by Liesl Shurtliff

Summary: Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother’s milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

Knopf

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The Cottage in the Woods, by Katherine Coville

Summary: Presents the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” as told by young Teddy’s governess, who came to work at the Vaughn family “cottage” shortly before a golden-haired girl, ragged and dirty, entered the home and soon became a beloved foster child, until evil characters tried to take her away.

Knopf

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The The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle, by Christopher Healy

Heros Guide to Storming the CastleSummary:  Prince Liam, Prince Frederic, Prince Duncan, and Prince Gustav, the charming princes from the fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose,  have to save the day by keeping a magical object from falling into the hands of power-mad warlords who would use it for evil.

Walden Pond Press

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The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani

The School for Good and EvilSummary: At the School for Good and Evil, failing your fairy tale is not an option.  Sophie and Agatha soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.   But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are? This is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.

HarperCollins

follow follow, by Marilyn Singer

follow followSummary:  Witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid. Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else – it is almost like magic!

Penguin

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Frogged, by Vivian Vande Velde

FroggedSummary: When almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, The Art of Being a Princess, as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again.

Harcourt

Rump: the True Story of Rumplestiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff

RumpSummary:  Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin’s childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller’s daughter-turned-queen.

Knopf

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