Rarely will you find a series that is so gritty but offers such hope.
Like Narnia, the adult who reads these fairy tales will find more depth in them, because she has more life experience. Take the retelling of The Gingerbread Man. In Verner’s version, he’s the “Runaway Man,” a backsliding Christian. The sing-song retelling has some of the resonance and tenderness of the parable of the Prodigal Son.
A school for fantasy princesses? Sure, let’s cover the usual academic standards of Deportment, Grace, Manners, Geography, Dancing. One problem: not every girl wants to be princess.
Charlotte is book-smart—or shall I say plant-brilliant—as a botanist. But she’s clueless about the rules of society in 1850s England. Will she have to give up her love of science for marriage?
Meet Sleeping Beauty, as you’ve never seen her before.
A dragon as a detective?
Brandon Mull Middle Reader Fantasy Lots of kids go on vacation and visit nature preserves for endangered species. But only Kendra and Seth visit one for endangered mythological creatures. At first it looks like Kendra and Seth are in for 3 weeks of strict rules when their parents leave them with Grandpa Sorenson. Until they …