Featured Fairy Tales, Young Adult

Featured Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty

  Featured Fairy Tale: Sleeping Beauty (this is quite long; thanks ahead for reading it all!) Once upon a time there was a king and queen who longed for a child. Okay, I'm going to stop right here. Is it just me or does EVERY fairy tale start out with someone longing for a child?… Continue reading Featured Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty

Featured Fairy Tales, Young Adult

Featured Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid

Featured Fairy Tale: Once upon a time, deep under the sea, a little mermaid lived in an underwater kingdom with her father, who was the sea king, her grandmother, and her five older sisters, who were born one year apart. When mermaids turned 15 they were allowed to visit the surface. Every year the little… Continue reading Featured Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid

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Featured Fairy Tales: Bluebeard

Featured Fairy Tale: Once upon a time there was a very wealthy nobleman who was shunned because of his blue beard. He had been married several times, but each of his wives had mysteriously disappeared. Because of this, all the young girls in town avoided him. Bluebeard wished to remarry and visited one of his… Continue reading Featured Fairy Tales: Bluebeard

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Featured Fairy Tales: Rapunzel

Featured Fairy Tale: Note - While written by the Brothers Grimm, there are a couple different versions they wrote; I've included the alternates below, but stuck with the story we're most familiar with. Once upon a time a couple were expecting a baby. They lived next door to an enchantress who had a beautiful garden.… Continue reading Featured Fairy Tales: Rapunzel

Featured Fairy Tales, Young Adult

Featured Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel

  Featured Fairy Tale: Once upon a time there were two children who lived with their father and stepmother. Their father was a woodcutter and they were very poor. A famine had settled over the land and the family often did not have enough to eat. The stepmother, selfish and cruel, convinced the woodcutter that… Continue reading Featured Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel