The Fairies Encyclopedia

The Fairies Encyclopedia

Presents facts and lesser-known trivia about Disney fairies, including Tinker Bell, her friends, and their Pixie Hollow home.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: G-P

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: G-P

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Q-Z

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Q-Z

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

The Princess Encyclopedia

The Princess Encyclopedia

A fact-filled guide for little princesses-to-be not only introduces each of the nine Disney princesses but also shows what it is like to be a princess, introduces each character's friends and enemies, explores favorite spells and much more.

Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes]

An Encyclopedia

Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes]

Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia investigates the increasingly complex relationships, struggles, obsessions, and idols of American tween and teen girls who are growing up faster today than ever before. Comprehensive in its coverage of the twenty and twenty-first century trendsetters, fashion, literature, film, in-group rituals and hot-button issues that shape-and are shaped by-girl culture, this two-volume resource offers a wealth of information to help students, educators, and interested readers better understand the ongoing interplay between girls and mainstream culture.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's animated characters

Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's animated characters

A full-color reference guide lists and provides portraits of the hundreds of Disney characters created for animated features throughout the years, from such famed characters as Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit, and Hercules to obscure figures in lesser-known works.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.