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Myths and Fairy Tales

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Zoe Alley
Cinderella, Snow White, and three other well-known princesses share a surprising connection in these fairy tale retellings presented in comic book format. Grades 2-5
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by By E. D. Baker
Annie, younger sister of the princess who would be known as Sleeping Beauty, is immune to magic and stays awake when the rest of the castle falls into an enchanted sleep, then sets out to find a way to break the spell. Grades 5-8
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by Jan Brett
In this adaptation of the traditional folktale, three little dassies (also called rock hyraxes) build their houses in the Namib Desert of Southern Africa, hoping for protection from the eagle that lives atop a nearby mountain. Preschool – Grade 2
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by Michael Buckley
When a kangaroo court of Everafters, led by Judge Mad Hatter, tries Mr. Canis for his past crimes as the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms seek evidence to save their friend, although Sabrina questions whether he should be saved. Grades 3-7
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by Lucy Cousins
A fresh look at eight classic stories, told with bold language and vibrant pictures. Preschool – Grade 1
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by Matt Dembicki
Over twenty trickster stories in graphic novel format from various Native American traditions, including tales about coyotes, rabbits, ravens, and other crafty creatures and their mischievous activities. Grades 5 and up
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by Toby Forward
The wolf tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood from his point of view, protesting that he was merely trying to help Grandma, not eat her. Preschool – Grade 2
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by Neil Gaiman
An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard. Grades 3 and up
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by Paul Galdone
The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets until he happens upon a fox more clever than he. Preschool – Grade 3
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by Adam Gidwitz
Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. Grade 4 and up
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by Carolyn Hennesey
Thirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened. Grades 6-8
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by Joan Holub
Athena learns that she is a goddess when she is summoned to Mount Olympus by her father, Zeus, and she must quickly adjust to her new status, make friends with the other god boys and goddess girls, and catch up with all the studies she missed while attending mortal school. Grades 3-7
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by Shirley Hughes
In this version of the Cinderella tale set in the 1920s, Ella has two men courting her--the handsome Duke of Arc and Buttons the delivery boy.
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by Norton Juster
An enormous, insatiable, and short-tempered Ogre terrorizes the countryside and dines on hapless townspeople before encountering a friendly young lady who uses innovative methods to stop him. Grades 2-7
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by Margaret Read MacDonald
In this British variant of a traditional tale, a great smelly, slobbery, small-tooth dog rescues a rich man from bandits and demands that the man bring his beautiful daughter to live in his castle. Preschool – Grade 4
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by Rick Riordan
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. Grades 5 and up
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by Rick Riordan
After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. Grades 5 and up
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by Judy Sierra
When Big Bad Wolf, who now lives at the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to tell his story at the library, he faces the truth about what he did to the three little pigs and decides to make amends. Preschool – Grades 3
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by David Ezra Stein
Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale. Preschool – Grade 2
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by Rosemary Wells
Ruby tries to keep her brother Max from eating so many sweets by reading him an altered version of the story of King Midas. Preschool – Grade 1