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This inspiring collection of myths, legends and stories from around the world showcases narratives that celebrate strong, independent women. These heroines aren't reduced to being wives or witches! They run free and possess the qualities we would hope for in our daughters and friends: self-confidence, strength, wits, courage, fearlessness, and independence. They live freely, happily ever after, without restraint or narrowly defined roles. Stories include: Atalanta the Huntress (Greece), Nana Miriam (Niger), Fitcher's Bird (Germany), The Girl and the Puma (Argentina), Li Chi Slays the Serpent (China), Brave Woman Counts Coup (US/White River Sioux), Pretty Penny (US/Ozark Mountains), Mizilca (Romania), The Pirate Princess (Poland/Jewish), The Samurai Maiden (Japan), Bradamante (France), Molly Whuppie (England)
Heather Baker believes in fairy tales, and she turns to their timeless wisdom whenever life gets difficult. Again and again, the playfulness, symbolism, and deeper meaning in fairy tales have filled Heather with hope, nurtured her spirit, and fired her imagination. Sometimes touching, and sometimes humorous, these loosely biographical tales capture three transformative experiences in her life. Heather takes a poignant journey through her past with a tarot reader and awakens to a sense life's magic in "The Girl Who Watched for Elves" She grapples with desire and creates a life imbued with meaning in "The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes" She follows her heart until she finds her place in the world in "The Girl Who Couldn't Sing" The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is a prelude to the Once Upon a Time Today, a collection of modern fairy tales for those who have already left home. The novellas: Beautiful Beautiful Dreaming of the Sea The Tree Hugger I Am Lily Dane Tags: American Idol, Anthology, Astrology, Binging, Biographical Fiction, Brothers Grimm, Divorce, Dreams, Eating Disorder, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Hans Christian Andersen, Happily Ever After, Literature, Magic, Magical Realism, Once Upon a Time, Short read, Short stories, Stepmorher, Sugar, Tarot, Teen, Transformation, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
The Fairy Tale Girl is the exciting second book in USA Today bestselling Texas romance author Ann Major’s ANN MAJOR CLASSICS: Men of the West series. “Ann Major’s name on the cover instantly identifies the book as a good read.” –New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown “Want it all? Read Ann Major.” –New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts “No one provides hotter emotional fireworks than the fiery Ann Major.” RT Reviews She’s on the run from her dangerous past... The last thing recently divorced Amber Johnson wanted when she fled the Bahamas for Colorado was to fall for handsome rancher, Jake Kassidy, her next-door neighbor. He’s a poor boy made good; a cowboy with a wounded heart... Jake had his own reasons for not wanting to fall in love. From his first tempestuous encounter with Amber, he’s too fiercely drawn to walk away. But will shocking secrets from their pasts destroy their second chance at love? The MEN OF THE WEST series of romance novels includes: Wild Lady The Fairy Tale Girl Meant to Be Golden Man Review THE FAIRY TALE GIRL Ms. Major really creates great emotional intensity… RT Reviews
A Teenage Witch struggles with the choice between goodness and power as events in her life spiral toward a very final, dark outcome.
A classic collection of 365 fairy tales about princesses and fairies, castles and knights, talking animals and mischievous elves – enter a wondrous land of magic and fantasy. A delightful new story every day for the whole year!
“One slipper will fall from your foot, and the Prince will come after you and find it.” Scorned by her two elder sisters, Sinderela is forced to hide in the coal-hole so no one can see her. After she overhears her sisters talking about a Prince, Sinderela finds help in the guise of an old beggar woman who shows her a secret door, inside which are the means to transform her into a lady so grand no one would recognise her. When one of Sinderela’s golden slippers falls from her foot, her life is changed forever, but her elder sister is determined to make sure Sinderela never gets her happy-ever-after with her Prince. A Cinderella tale with a twist, this Welsh-Romani fairytale was one of many collected by the esteemed linguist John Sampson from the dramatic storyteller, Matthew Wood. Look no further than this English edition to discover more about the fate of Sinderela and her family, as well as that of a Welsh-Romani Cinder Lad in Goggle-Eyes. [Folklore Type: ATU-510 (Cinderella and Catskin) and ATU-707 (The Bird of Truth)]
From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Susan Mallery, read the second irresistible installment in the Happily Inc series! Mathias Mitchell’s easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California—the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his “no promises, no pain” lifestyle. Yet he can’t stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes. Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she’s not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising—and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she’ll always come first in his heart? Don’t miss You Say It First, the first book in the Happily Inc series.
Harries introduces the stories written by 17th century French women, or conteuses, female storytellers. Their stories omitted from the traditional, largely male-authored, fairy tale "canon."
Bella's first fairytale has just ended in the ultimate betrayal of being traded in for a younger model. Heading to Bali with her girlfriends to regain her dignity, Bella meets Nick, who on the surface seems to be everything she has ever dreamed of in a man. In a twisted tale of fate, once back in Los Angeles, Bella finds out that Nick isn't everything he seems to be. Once Nick's secret comes to light, Bella must search her heart for what is important in life and look beyond what everyone else sees and into his soul to find the happiness she's been longing for.
Much research has been done on the social messages conveyed to children reading or listening to fairy tales. In this highly original study, the emphasis shifts from content to linguistic expression. The language and linguistic organization of a dozen versions, old and new, of the Little Red Riding Hood story are analyzed using a variety of theoretical approaches, including Critical Discourse Analysis, Conversational Analysis, Functional Grammar and Critical Stylistics, to uncover the contribution of fairy tales to the discourse of gender relations over time.
A new collection of enchanting, mystical tales from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp. Delight in the award-winning story The Sea King’s daughter (inspired by The Little Mermaid), follow the ill-fated adventures of a goblin who falls in love, and take heart in the hope that unlikely heroes can - with a bit of faerie magic - change their own destinies. Includes: The Faerie Girl, The Sea King’s Daughter, Brea’s Tale, The Faerie Invasion, Goblin in Love, and The Tree of Fate and Wishes KEYWORDS: Fairy tales, Celtic myths, legends, Feyland, magic, mermaids, Dark Queen, mystical
A diverse collection of essays, artwork, interviews, and fiction on Angela Carter.
- Author : Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
- Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
- Release Date : 2007
- Genre : Literary Criticism
- Pages : 188
- ISBN : 0754660346
Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in fairy tales and sensation novels by authors such as George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Charles Dickens. In the clash between fantasy and reality, these authors create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body, and illuminates the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.
Little Red Riding Hood And Other Girls Who Got Lost in the Woods Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World
- Author : Amelia Carruthers
- Publisher : Read Books Ltd
- Release Date : 2015-09-24
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 84
- ISBN : 9781473370135
Little Red Riding Hood – Origins of the Fairy Tales from around the World' contains seven different versions of the 'Little Red Riding Hood' story, detailing her encounters with the big bad wolf. It includes an in-depth introduction to the fairy tale genre, as well as the folkloric provenance of the 'Little Red Riding Hood' story itself. It encompasses Aesop’s 'Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing', the Chinese tale of 'The Panther', 'Le Petit Chaperon Rouge' by Charles Perrault, 'Rotkäppchen' by the Brothers Grimm and Andrew Lang’s 'The True Story of Little Golden Hood'. What is a fairy tale? The 'Origins of Fairy Tales from around the World' series helps to answer this question, by showcasing the amazing breath and diversity involved in classic fairy tales. It focuses on the unusual phenomenon that the same tales, with only minor variations, appear again and again in different cultures – across time and geographical space. Traditionally told as short stories for children, and for adults too, these popular fairy tales will be sure to delight both young and old. Beautifully illustrated, these story books combine the best story-telling, with the best art-work, in order that the two may be fully appreciated.
The first compilation of the full first-edition texts of the classic fairy tale collections by Joseph Jacobs, with Jacobs' original prefaces and annotations. * Reprints Jacobs' original versions of these 87 classic tales exactly as they were first published more than a century ago * Illustrated with the original block prints by John Batten
This volume of 28 Swedish fairy-tales represents a careful choice of the best examples of Swedish lore and tales. Infused with the Swedish culture, they are the most colorful and entertaining tales to be found, for the fairy-tales of Scandinavia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, have a distinct local color of their own. Herein you will find 28 children’s stories like the delightful "Lasse, My Thrall", and "The Princess and the Glass Mountain." Of course there are stories of princesses being rescued from ogres and giants like in the story of “Silverwhite And Lillwacker.” There are also stories of the low-born lad who makes good and becomes a king, like that of “The Mount Of The Golden Queen.” But you can’t have a book of tales from the far Northern realms without a story about a “giant, troll and werewolf”, for this is also the land of Beowulf the Vikings. We could carry on waxing lyrical for a lot longer but will leave the discovery of these wonderfully, magical tales to you and your kin. As such, you are invited to download and read this enchanting volumes of Swedish folk and fairy lore.
Studies of the fairy tale describe different interpretations of the form and theories of its origin and transmission.
- Author : Petre Ispirescu
- Publisher : Word Bothy
- Release Date : 2021-06-28
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 114
- ISBN : 9781913926083
Four spellbinding fairy tales from 19th century Romania, translated into English and adapted for a contemporary audience. A girl disguises her gender to rescue her father’s kingdom from the clutches of a tyrannical invader. But while learning to pass as a man, she draws the attention of a young maiden of legendary beauty, and a whole new world starts opening up… Delight in the twists and turns of The Girl Who Would Be King, a transgender fairy tale originally told in 19th century Romania. Three additional Romanian fairy tales introduce you to a whole range of magical characters and exhilarating adventures. Petre Ispirescu was born in 1830 in Bucharest and grew up around Romanian fairy tales. He trained at a publishing house and later used his position to publish several collections of fairy tales. A few of these tales are still part of the literature curriculum in Romania to this day, and they are slowly but surely making their way into the rest of the world.