Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave

10 best books like Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave (Marianna Mayer): Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Cupid and Psyche, The Sleeping Beauty, When I Arrived at the Castle, Swan Lake, The Persian Cinderella, The Magic Nesting Doll, The Tale of the Firebird

AuthorPaul O. Zelinsky
Richly hued oil paintings complement a story simply and gracefully told." the story for its mystery, and its familiarity. Adults will find that, like most classic fairy tales, this one rewards periodic rethinking." --New York Times Book Review"Zelinsky's smooth retelling and...
AuthorKinuko Y. Craft
This brilliant edition of a timeless story is sure to become the favorite of a generation. Readers young and old will be enchanted by the vision and mastery of Kinuko Y. Craft's luminous paintings, inspired by the lavish artwork of late seventeenth-century France and embellished with extraordinary...
AuthorMahlon F. Craft
Sleeping Beauty's enchanted slumber has captivated readers' hearts for centuries. Now brought luminously to life by K. Y. Craft's lavish paintings, this new edition of a timeless favorite is sure to enchant readers both young and old. Fairy tale lovers have been eagerly awaiting Craft's next magical...
AuthorM. Charlotte Craft
Psyche is the most beautiful woman in the world, yet the oracle at Delphi foresees she will fall in love with a creature feared even by the gods themselves.

Magically, Psyche finds herself in a magnificent castle fitted with sweet music, attentive servants, and a charming but invisible host....
The Sleeping Beauty
AuthorTrina Schart Hyman
The story of the beautiful princess who sleeps for a hundred years has captured the imaginations of children for an even longer period of time. How could everyone in a castle - even the flies on the walls - sleep for a century and then wake up?

This magical, beautifully illustrated tale begins...
When I Arrived at the Castle
AuthorEmily Carroll
"A castle, a killer, and prey all bound and blurred by lust and blood."

Like many before her that have never come back, she's made it to the Countess' castle determined to snuff out the horror, but she could never be prepared for what hides within its turrets; what unfurls under its fluttering...
AuthorMargot Fonteyn
Ms. Fonteyn was one of the world’s most famous and gifted prima ballerinas. Such talents don’t necessarily translate to writing a children’s book.

While she keeps the story of the ballet simple, there are awkward moments as if she couldn’t find a way to keep a line interesting and informative....
AuthorShirley Climo
"A luminescent interpretation. Meticulously researched illustrations faithfully depict the ornate beauty of an ancient land" (Kirkus Reviews).

In this jewel-like version of a classic story, popular folklorist Shirley Climo tells the tale of Settareh, the Persian Cinderella.

AuthorJacqueline K. Ogburn
Katya's grandmother took a little matryoshka, a nesting doll, out of a small box. "If your need is great, open the doll and help will come. But you may only do so three times. After that the magic will be gone." A wicked spell has changed a handsome young prince to a pale glassy figure made of "living ice,"...
AuthorGennady Spirin
In all the world there is said to be nothing more beautiful than the Firebird. When Ivan-Tsarevitch, youngest son of the Tsar, goes on a quest for the amazing bird, he finds himself flying over mountains and woods on a talking wolf, confronting a wicked Baba Yaga, and rescuing an enchanted princess from...
AuthorJacqueline K. Ogburn
Love and honor can overcome even the fiercest obstacles, as we see in this spellbinding fairy tale, with shades of "Beauty and the Beast." To save her father, a young woman must go to the castle of a menacing lion. She fears for her life, but finds kindness rather than danger there, for the lion by day is a...
AuthorVirginia Hamilton
Please note that this review of Virginia Hamilton's exquisite The Girl Who Spun Gold is going to be a bit different in set-up and scope, in so far that I am mostly posting general musings about both The Girl Who Spun Gold and also concerning Rumpestilzchen types of folk and fairy tales in global lore and...
AuthorMercer Mayer
"Mayer's telling is an interweaving of plot elements from the original Scandinavian fairy tale with inventions of his own and details from The Frog Prince. The spellbound frog is whisked off to the trolls' castle and the ungrateful lass loses her chance to marry a handsome prince until she creates a...
AuthorHamish Steele
Barney and his best friend Norma are just trying to get by and keep their jobs, but working at the Dead End theme park also means battling demonic forces, time traveling wizards, and scariest of all--their love lives!

Follow the lives of this diverse group of employees of a haunted house, which...
AuthorDashka Slater
Bonjour! I see you are staring at me!

I don't mind.

My name is Escargot, and I am such a beautiful French snail that everybody stares at me.

Right now, I am traveling to the salad at the end of this book. It is a beautiful salad, with croutons and a light vinaigrette.

Just Because
AuthorMac Barnett
This book is full of imagination! When my youngest daughter and I started reading it, I wasn't sure about it because as the child in the story asks questions, her father gives her absurd answers in return. But then we were laughing...and then we were talking...and then we were reading it all over again....
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