Reviews and Blog Posts: fairytales

Fairest : in all the land

by Bill Willingham

DPL Rating:
3

For those who are already very familiar with the Fables universe. Cinderella (Cindy) is taken away from her superspy duties to find out who is killing the fairest in all the land. Lush drawings enhance a rather predictable tale. But it was good to see old friends like Snow White...

Seven blind mice

by Ed Young

DPL Rating:
4

A simple and fun pictorial retelling of the Indian folktale Blind Men and the Elephant. Seven mice, all different colors, touch different parts of the elephant and each has a different interpretation of what the elephant could be. Small sentences in large type will make this an appealing read for beginners...

The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle : the Dark of Deep Below

by Patrick Rothfuss

DPL Rating:
4

When I saw that Patrick Rothfuss, best known for the much-loved and on-going Kingkiller Chronicles series, was publishing a picture book for adults, I have to admit I was intrigued. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath...

Follow follow : a book of reverso poems

by Marilyn Singer

DPL Rating:
5

I picked up Follow Follow because it was recommended as one of the best and brightest of 2013 by Denver Public Library’s librarians. It is the second in a series of “Reverso” poems, a poem form created by author, Marilyn Singer, where a poem (usually about a fairy tale) is...

The book of lost things

by John Connolly

DPL Rating:
3
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David loses a lot of things during the course of this novel. His mother to a horrible disease, the relationship with his father as he remarries and has another child, his home, as his father relocates them to be closer to his war job, and his sense of belonging in...

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