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mini bon bon
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(11/10/07 8:29 pm)

Christmas List
Hey. I am writing out my own Christmas list and thinking about shopping already, so I thought I would ask you all a very relevant question.

What books with fairy tale themes are absolutely read and re read or have captivated you so much, that you give it to friends? What books can you recommend for gift giving, etc?

MaryCatelli
Registered User
(11/10/07 9:06 pm)


Re: Christmas List
Are you looking for adult books, or children's books, and if so, what ages?

mini bon bon
Registered User
(11/10/07 9:27 pm)


Re: Christmas List
Anything that made an impact.

I don't discriminate and I still rent picture books, so any and all suggestions are welcome.

MaryCatelli
Registered User
(11/11/07 12:18 pm)


Re: Christmas List
In picture books I have been particularly taken with the fairy tales retold -- and illustrated by -- Trina Schart Hyman and Kinuko Craft.

For the kids who can actually read: Andrew Lang's Coloured Fairy Books. Thurber's The 13 Clocks, George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin

For teenagers and adults, Robin McKinley's Beauty (more than her other fairy tale retellings, Patricia Wrede's Snow White and Rose Red, Rebecca Lickiss's Never After. Also Tanith Lee's Red As Blood, but you might want to wary about the younger teens.

Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(11/11/07 2:07 pm)


Re: Christmas List
You might try browsing through the SurLaLune Bookstore.

I tend to place favorites--mine and others--in the right columns on pages. There's stuff for all ages. While some of the pages are still under construction, there's still plenty to browse.

And, as always, purchases made after clicking through SurLaLune (not necessarily the items, but any purchase on a merchant's site) help keep SurLaLune active, growing, and free everyone worldwide.

Happy Holidays!

Heidi

Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(11/11/07 2:19 pm)


Re: Christmas List
I also include a list of this past year's new releases at Fairy Tale and Folklore New Releases 2007. I especially recommend Shannon Hale's new Book of a Thousand Days, Maria Tatar's Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, Jack Zipes' The Nutcracker from the last few months.

Heidi

vlronn
Registered User
(11/11/07 5:00 pm)


Christmas list
I have given copies of the short stories series edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow. I loved them all. You could start with Snow White, Rose Red. However, these are not stories for children. A gift subscription to Realms of Fantasy magazine or Fantasy and Science Fiction are also nice gifts.

mini bon bon
Registered User
(11/11/07 11:40 pm)


yes but
These are very good suggestions which I will probably look through but any books that made an impact?

I still have my copy of Ella Enchanted by Levine. It's spine is cracked and I must have read that story at least 9 times by now. I bought my neighbor her own copy for her birthday, because I started reading it in like 5th grade when I was just about to give up on French and then voila.

There's a heroine able to slip away from Ogres by convincing them not to eat her in their own language.


Something with a story behind it, for you that helped you get through something. that made it at the right time for you. Think about the question in the Oprah magazine she always asks her interview ees.

And just so you know. I am looking for college age girls. specifically. But picture books are wonderful too.

keep them in view of the rest of the room. On display like art without a frame, eh?

thank you


:D

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