I always enjoyed fantasy when I was a kid. I loved reading Jane Yolen and Tamora Pierce (and still do). I also loved fairy tales. The Grimm's Brothers fairy tales were all so dark and disastrous, yet somehow I loved them all like they were my close friends. I have a copy of the complete Grimm Brothers that I loved to read as a kid.
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel with the Witch on the doorstep of her cottage, illustration by Arthur Rackham for Grimm's Fairy Tales, 1909.
So pick up a fun fantasy/fairy tale and get your last special bead of the summer! At the end of the week/beginning of next week we will draw prize winners, so keep an eye out!
We're on my favorite week! I love graphic novels and comic books. I love everything that Raina Telgemeier writes, especially Guts. There are also tons of authors coming out with excellent stand-alone graphic novels that are just precious. One that I'm reading now is the Cheshire Crossing, which is ...
Cheshire Crossing is a funny, breakneck, boundlessly inventive journey through classic worlds as you've never seen them before. Years after their respective returns from Wonderland, Neverland, and Oz, the trio meet here, at Cheshire Crossing--a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers. But Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy--now teenagers, who've had their fill of meddling authority figures--aren't content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they're dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake--and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch and Hook together in a deadly supervillain love match. To stop them, the girls will have to draw on all of their powers . . . and marshal a team of unlikely allies from across the magical multiverse.