Celeste Hulme New Frontier Publishing ISBN 9781925059564 RRP $24.99 Age 4 – 8 Date of publication July 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart This is a classic and it is beautifully illustrated too. It is important to keep these stories alive and available for young children. There are fractured fairy tales around that use fairy tales you know and change the characters, setting, points. of view or plots and sometimes it’s hard to find a good original. This is one.
Alison Jay Koala Books ISBN: 9781742760711 RRP: $14.99 Age: 3+ Key Words: Fairy Tales Published: 1 Dec 2013 Reviewer: Kylie Calwell Little Red lives in Fairytale Village, and you know how the rest of the story goes. There is a bad wolf, a grandmother and a woodcutter. What is really awesome about this picture book is Alison Jay’s illustrations, they are amazingly detailed and very distinctive (the cracked ceramic looking finish). Fairytales are fun to share and little children will enjoy […]
Soman Chainani Harper Collins ISBN: 9780007492930 RRP: $14.99 Age: 10+ Key Words: Fantasy, Fairy Tales Published: 7th June 2013 Reviewer: Kylie Calwell Sophie is so excited. Every four years two children from Gavaldon were kidnapped, supposedly they were taken to the School For Good and Evil. There the good one would be trained to be a fairytale princess and the bad one a villain. Sophie is so sure she is going to be taken to be a princess, it’s all she […]
Jana Oliver Pan Macmillan ISBN: 9781447241096 RRP: $16.99 Age: 12+ Key Words: Romance, Fantasy, Fairy Tales Published: 12th Sept 2013 Reviewer: Kylie Calwell Briar Rose loves fairy tales, it’s a bit silly really but that’s how it is. She lives in the same town her family has lived in for generations, and is even involved in a honest to goodness family feud with the Quinn family. The whole thing is a bit strange, when they were younger Briar and Joshua Quinn […]
Sophie Masson Random House Australia ISBN: 9781742758152 RRP: $17.95 Age: 12+ Key Words: Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Fairy Tales Published: 1st May 2013 Reviewer: Kylie Calwell Natasha and her family have fallen on hard times, they aren’t living in the manner her sisters want to be. With her mother doing what she can to provide Natasha steps out to help. Then she gets caught in a blizzard, just when she thinks she is out of options she stumbles across a mansion. It’s […]