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WHAT FAIRY TALE does a princess spend her formative years locked in a tower
growing her hair? 2. ... 5. IN WHAT FAIRY TALE does a soldier use his cloak of
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Author: Judy Freeman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Offers activities, strategies, and creative ideas for using nonsense rhymes, songs, chants, and folk literature to promote thinking, reading, and listening skills in young learners.
One day a hole opens up in the Dividing Wall and with it, a chance for Gressa to change everything. The Tower Princess is the first book in the Lost Fairy Tales series, a collection of loosely-connected stand-alone novels.
Author: Shonna Slayton
Publisher: Amaretto Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A princess in a tower. A prince hidden at birth. Together, they'll tear down walls. The townspeople call her the Tower Princess, but Gressa's life is no fairy tale. She's never understood why she's been separated from the rest of the kingdom, but now that she's older the pieces are coming together. For too long she's been trapped in her brother's scheme to find a way through the magical wall dividing their kingdom in two. She doesn't expect any help from the prince to the south, even if he did manage to bumble his way to her rescue. If she could pick anyone to form an alliance, it would be the squire she watches train from her window; he shows promise. But, confined to her tower, there's nothing she can do...or is there? One day a hole opens up in the Dividing Wall and with it, a chance for Gressa to change everything. The Tower Princess is the first book in the Lost Fairy Tales series, a collection of loosely-connected stand-alone novels. If you like classic fairytale stories and sweet romance, then you'll love Gressa and Manny's desperate quest for rescuing their kingdom.
He's the first man she's ever met. She's the exact opposite of the woman he's supposed to marry. Lisette Hunt has been hidden away her entire life, with nothing but a large window up in the cottage turret to give her a glimpse of the outside world. Until Gerry Worthington stumbles into her garden in search of his runaway dog. As a second son, Gerry has never seen the need to take life too seriously. Less than pleased with his frivolity, his mother orders him to marry a woman of means and banishes him to his family's small, rundown estate. Unfortunately, innocent and penniless Lisette is the very opposite of what he needs. But Gerry cannot resist the mystery surrounding Lisette, and soon he can no longer resist Lisette and her endearing peculiarity. As Gerry slowly opens Lisette's eyes to a larger world, she begins to open her heart to him. However, when Gerry uncovers the truth about who Lisette really is, it may cost them a chance at happiness together.
. . A spellbinding fairytale full of magic and wonder, perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. *Make sure you've read all the books in the Winternight Trilogy* 1.
Author: Katherine Arden
Publisher: Random House
For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic. . . The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse. Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior's training, recognises this 'boy' as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical. . . A spellbinding fairytale full of magic and wonder, perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. *Make sure you've read all the books in the Winternight Trilogy* 1. The Bear and the Nightingale 2. The Girl in the Tower 3. The Winter of the Witch
Ever since she could remember, Violet and her mother have been locked away in a tower by the evil Queen Bogdana who has the kingdom under her spell.
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ever since she could remember, Violet and her mother have been locked away in a tower by the evil Queen Bogdana who has the kingdom under her spell. The queen has everything she wants except one thing—beauty. Violet possesses this beauty. She also has a secret: though she is very small, both her spirit and her heart are mighty. When Violet is summoned by Bogdana to start training to become a real princess, it seems like her life might be taking a turn for the better. But hope quickly fades when Violet's mother is expelled from the castle and they're forbidden to see each other ever again. With everyone's lives in the balance, it's up to Violet to break the spell and reunite her family.
This is a Regency Era retelling with no paranormal elements, but it is exceedingly gothic and owes a great deal to the grimmer aspects of the Grimm Brothers’ tale.
Author: Valerie Lennox
Publisher: Punk Rawk Books
Once upon a time, a girl was captured by a madwoman and imprisoned in a tower… Lady Catherine de Bourgh is rumored to have been carried away by grief over the death of her daughter Anne. When Elizabeth Bennet is visiting her friend Charlotte in Kent, she hardly expects to be abducted by the woman and imprisoned in a tower, a replacement for the dead Anne de Bourgh herself. Forced to wear Anne’s old clothes and to answer to her name, Elizabeth does everything she can to escape from her prison, but Lady Catherine’s madness is impenetrable. When Mr. Darcy arrives to visit his aunt, Elizabeth tries to signal him from the tower window, and he sees her, but it is all for naught when he, too, is dragged to the tower and imprisoned. After all, Lady Catherine always did have plans for Mr. Darcy and her daughter. But these plans she is carrying out now, they are dark and despicable. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy fear they may not get out alive. And they only have each other to rely on. This Rapunzel retelling is part of the Happily Ever Collection, a series of novels that puts together Pride and Prejudice and fairy tales. This is a Regency Era retelling with no paranormal elements, but it is exceedingly gothic and owes a great deal to the grimmer aspects of the Grimm Brothers’ tale. Readers who like high stakes, a healthy dollop of angst, and just a hint of heat will likely find this is just what they’ve been looking for.
When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily as if they tip-toed into the world when we were all looking the other way.
Author: Polly Ho-Yen
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily as if they tip-toed into the world when we were all looking the other way. Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him. His mum doesn’t really like looking outside – but it’s going outside that she hates. She’s happier sleeping all day inside their tower, where it’s safe. But one day, other tower blocks on the estate start falling down around them and strange, menacing plants begin to appear. Now their tower isn’t safe anymore. Ade and his mum are trapped and there’s no way out . . .
Welcome to Grimm Academy, where fairy tale characters go to avoid their fate. - Tower Of Thorns is an academy retelling of Rapunzel and part of the Once Upon An Academy mini-series, set at Grimm Academy
Author: Laura Greenwood
Publisher: Drowlgon Press
Rapunzel learned her prophecy by heart years ago, and now, she plays with fate over the details. When she meets a handsome Lord at Grimm Academy, she goes one step further and starts a chain of events which will lead to a bigger betrayal than she ever saw coming. Welcome to Grimm Academy, where fairy tale characters go to avoid their fate. - Tower Of Thorns is an academy retelling of Rapunzel and part of the Once Upon An Academy mini-series, set at Grimm Academy
We glorify our good experiences but we learn and grow most from our heartache and mistakes. This compilation is one person's twenty year journey through the emotional hardships and joys of being human.
Author: Angelica Hancock
We glorify our good experiences but we learn and grow most from our heartache and mistakes. This compilation is one person's twenty year journey through the emotional hardships and joys of being human. Our past is light and dark, as are we, and to be truly whole is to embrace both. "Now upon this time I struggle to find meaning Now upon this time the day ends with no accomplishment Now upon this time my joy of work is absent Now upon this time I am defined by my role alone Thence upon a time will this pattern be broken Thence upon a time my satisfaction will be returned Thence upon a time a decision made will I present Thence upon a time will earned respect remain paid Indeed my once upon a time will end with happily ever after Indeed my once upon a time will become the tale of my present Indeed my once upon a time will no longer be the precursor By my honor, by my deed, by my vow thus made to me"
In the next growing season, the local area would blossom in new foliage far
superior to anything nearby. "That is ... "Such as Jumping to one old Tower to the
next, going through the refuse piles of stone from when they clean out the
underground chambers?" Hadrian asked ... The reptilians shared a tail and slitted
eyes 47 THE TOWER OF EPNOS (THE STRING WEAVERS - BOOK 5) - J.A.
Author: J.A. Marlow
Publisher: Star Catcher Publishing
An ancient enemy still lurks among the Universes… With Kelsey Hale's team reunited, she soon learns just how the Eebra-Shee have protected so many for so long against an enemy who destroyed entire Universes. But, she knows something they don't: That a Nief-Pirae ship somehow escaped the Veil designed to keep them contained. A special investigation team of String Weavers and Eebra-Shee Masters soon arrive at a distant, and strangely hostile, Tower. The mysteries deepen with the discovery of disturbingly familiar technology on the planet, a government who wants the Tower gone, corporations run-amok, and a Tower strangely weakened. They must find the answers, and soon. At stake is every life-form, planet, sun, and universe among the infinite multi-universes. Join Kelsey Hale in a coming of age science fiction adventure across alternate universes and encounters with alien planets, species and societies. Thrust into a dangerous journey to places she could have never imagined, she is determined to discover the truth of her mysterious past. A truth that will change her life forever. Titles in "The String Weaver" Series The String Weavers The Phoenix Eggs The Dark Phoenix The Dividers The Tower of Epnos When the Skies Fell Celestial Fire
In these days when a mind-boggling array of equipment is available for the assimilation and transmission of supposedly secret information their antics strike one as little short of farcical, but for their efforts, inspired, it seems, more ...
Author: Leonard Sellers
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The number 1 best book about spies in Britain. As listed by Dame Stelle Rimington Ex-Director-General of M.I.5.The first reaction to Leonard Sellers fascinating account of the spies who were executed in the Tower of London during the First World War is likely to be one of amazement at their ineptitude. Not one of them seems to have had any proper training or any idea of how to set about the job. This, of course raises the intriguing question: how many others were there who did know what they were up to and managed to escape detection? However, thanks to the more liberal attitude now prevalent regarding access to hitherto 'sensitive' material and to years of dogged research by Len Sellers, the remarkable, but somehow pathetic, stories of the eleven foreign agents who were caught and subsequently shot in the Tower for espionage can now be told. In these days when a mind-boggling array of equipment is available for the assimilation and transmission of supposedly secret information their antics strike one as little short of farcical, but for their efforts, inspired, it seems, more often by greed than patriotism, these men paid the ultimate price and paid it in the most historic site in Britain.Whether they deserved their fate, or indeed the niche in history which this book gives them, is for the reader to decide. What cannot be denied is that their collected histories make remarkable reading.
Reimagines, with India as the backdrop, the tale of a beautiful girl with extraordinarily long hair who is imprisoned in a lonely tower by a witch.
Author: Chloe Perkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The classic story of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Indian spin on the beloved fairy tale! Once upon a time, there was a girl with long, long hair, who lived in a tall, tall tower... The classic tale of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this third book of a brand-new board book series, Once Upon a World. With India as the backdrop, and vibrant artwork from illustrator Archana Sreenivasan, Rapunzel is still the same girl who lets down her beautiful hair—but she’s totally reimagined. Once Upon a World offers a multicultural take on the fairy tales we all know and love. Because these tales are for everyone, everywhere.
Falling in love with Celeste, princess of Springwood, Roel finally has a chance at true happiness, until his sister is abducted by a horrific lord with the power to steal the souls he has taken, forcing Roel and his beloved to embark on a ...
Author: Dennis L. McKiernan
Falling in love with Celeste, princess of Springwood, Roel finally has a chance at true happiness, until his sister is abducted by a horrific lord with the power to steal the souls he has taken, forcing Roel and his beloved to embark on a desperate odyssey to save his sister before the dark of the moon. Reprint.
Three stories, three ghosts. There is a dangerous woman in a picture in a room in a tower. A young woman marries an older man and arrives at his house. But his dead wife is still there. A dead man walks through a house every night because he wants the people there to catch his killer. Sometimes the dead return.
A shameless hero . . . For years Roderick Fitzhugh, the rogue Duke of Harwood, has been exiled from London society, accused of his own father's murder. Now he's back to recover his fortune, and that includes claiming the mysterious bride bound to him by an arranged contract. Yet the stunning lady in question turns out to be someone from his past, an innocent who deserves more than he can offer. A fair-haired maiden in a tower . . . After a childhood spent shut away from the world, beautiful golden-haired Lady Caroline Bradley doesn't believe in happily ever after. And marriage to the notorious Harwood could ruin her for good. To break the engagement, she agrees to another scandalous alliance . . . one that jeopardizes more than her reputation. A love that cannot be confined But as their deception turns to desire, Lady Caroline falls for the devilish duke-even as a part of her is still trapped in that tower. Now to save them both, Rick must finally prove his worth and free her captive heart . . .
The story of a prince and an ordinary girl that inspired the Hallmark Original Movie!
Author: Rachel Hauck
The story of a prince and an ordinary girl that inspired the Hallmark Original Movie! Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess—just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn’t going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life. The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simons Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family’s tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna’s aid under the fabled Lover’s Oak, he is blindsided by love. Their lives are worlds apart. He’s a royal prince. She’s an ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel’s coronation. And soon Nathaniel faces the ultimate choice: His kingdom or her heart? “This is classic romance at its very best.” —DEBBIE MACOMBER “[A] surprisingly believable royal-meets-commoner love story. With only a subtle nod to Cinderella, this modern and engaging tale follows the budding relationship of an American Southern girl and a pseudo-Brit prince . . . Hauck fans will find a gem of a tale.” —Publishers Weekly starred review “Rachel Hauck’s inspiring Royal Wedding series is one for which you should reserve space on your keeper shelf!” —USA Today Part of the Royal Wedding series: Book One: Once Upon a Prince, Book Two: Princess Ever After, Book Three: How to Catch a Prince Book length: approximately 85,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs
Pocket Reads have fantastic breadth and variety of genre, with Pocket Sci-Fi, Pocket Facts and Pocket Chillers making up the rest of the collection of independent readers.
Author: Martyn Beardsley
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
Category: Readers (Elementary)
Pocket Tales is part of Pocket Reads, a superb collection of quality books that really capture children's imaginations! Pocket Reads have fantastic breadth and variety of genre, with Pocket Sci-Fi, Pocket Facts and Pocket Chillers making up the rest of the collection of independent readers. The fiction books are beautifully illustrated and are guaranteed to appeal to even the most reluctant of readers. The non-fiction readers are equally as stunning and will captivate and excite children with fascinating facts. The 105 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers have each been carefully levelled to the National Curriculum and Book-Banded to ensure children make progression. You can therefore be assured that every reading experience is one that counts.