I was at the library yesterday, and I was interested in fairy tales. Now I am not talking about “Beastly” or anything of that sort! I am talking about fairy tales that were told when we were younger. Now, nowadays, people who remake the fairy tales for younger kids, they sugarcoat them. I mean, for example, Disney’s “Snow White”. They say that she fell to the poison apple. In the true story, Snow White died 2 times then the apple came along. And this book, is actually stories from The Grimm Brothers. So we already know it’s the real deal. Besides this, the book is beautifully pictured and it’s 185 pages. It also shows how creepy and scary these fairy tales are. I would buy this book, and it’s rare that I would buy a book. Plus it’s a good read if you want to just relax from school or homework. And I thank Miss Mary for helping me find this book.
Posts Tagged: Fairy Tales
My soft spot for this one is that I love Beatrix Potter’s books. And I’m heading to the English Lake District this year on vacation…hoping I will love it as much as I think I will. Aside from that, is this an accurate film of Potter’s life? Um, not by a long shot. But, it is a charming, sweet film that, on its own, stands as a wonderful love story. Renee Zellweger again (as she does in the Bridget Jones movies) plays a great Brit — aside from perfecting the accent, she has the slightly aloof manner down pat. Here, she plays Potter as a woman ahead of her time…independent, aggressive, disobedient and defiant. If you’re looking for a film to watch with the whole family, look no further. If you’re looking to write a biographical report on Beatrix Potter, keep looking.
Enjoy a fun public performance for all ages! Fairy Tales Abridged is an original play written and produced by local teens. Forget eveyrthing you thought you knew about fairy tales…
When: Saturday, July 25th at 11:00am
Where: Large Meeting Room at 6960 W. Oakton St. in Niles
As a child library patron, and a good reader, I found my sweet spot when I saw the colorful Andrew Lang fairy book series on the shelves. Lang, who died in 1912, was a serious author and literary scholar. He collected hundreds of folk and fairy tales from around the world and published them in a series of 10 or so well-written and well-edited books named after colors: The Green Fairy Book, The Violet Fairy Book, etc.
Rumpelstiltskin is a story that always stuck with me. It’s creepy, scary, and features the heroine’s breath-stealing last minute escape from doom. Also, as an avid knitter I have lately been fascinated by the spinning, yarny aspects of the story as well.
All of the books discussed above can be found in the Young Adult section of the library except for The Witch’s Boy which is in Youth Services. All are eminently suited for adults.