Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg: by Marty Crump

By Marty Crump

Frogs are worshipped for bringing nourishing rains, yet blamed for devastating floods. Turtles are sought after for his or her knowledge and durability, yet ridiculed for his or her slow and cowardly habit. Snakes are revered for his or her skill to heal and repair existence, yet despised as symbols of evil. Lizards are respected as beneficent dad or mum spirits, yet feared because the satan himself.

during this ode to toads and snakes, newts and tuatara, crocodiles and tortoises, herpetologist and technology author Marty Crump explores folklore internationally and all through time. From construction myths to trickster stories; from institutions with fertility and rebirth to fireside and rain; and from using herps in people drugs and magic, as meals, pets, and gods, to their roles in literature, visible artwork, tune, and dance, Crump finds either our love and hatred of amphibians and reptiles—and their perceived energy. In a global the place we retain domestic terrariums whilst that we conflict invasive cane toads, and the place public attitudes frequently dictate that the lovable and cuddly obtain conservation precedence over the slimy and venomous, she exhibits how our complicated and conflicting perceptions threaten the conservation of those ecologically important animals.

Sumptuously illustrated, Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder’s Fork and Lizard’s Leg is a gorgeous and enchanting brew of common heritage and folklore, sobering technology and humor, that leaves us with one irrefutable lesson: love herps. Warts, scales, and all.

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The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy by Bruno Bettelheim

By Bruno Bettelheim

Bruno Bettelheim used to be one of many nice baby psychologists of the 20 th century and maybe none of his books has been extra influential than this revelatory examine of fairy stories and their common value in realizing adolescence development.

Analyzing quite a lot of conventional tales, from the stories of Sindbad to "The 3 Little Pigs," "Hansel and Gretel," and "The drowsing Beauty," Bettelheim exhibits how the fantastical, occasionally merciless, yet regularly deeply major narrative strands of the vintage fairy stories can reduction in our best human activity, that of discovering which means for one's life.

From the alternate Paperback variation.

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Encouraged by means of vintage fairy stories, yet with a gloomy and sinister twist, Grim comprises brief tales from the very best voices in younger grownup literature today:

Ellen Hopkins

Amanda Hocking

Julie Kagawa

Claudia Gray

Rachel Hawkins

Kimberly Derting

Myra McEntire

Malinda Lo

Sarah Rees-Brennan

Jackson Pearce

Christine Johnson

Jeri Smith Ready

Shaun David Hutchinson

Saundra Mitchell

Sonia Gensler

Tessa Gratton

Jon Skrovron

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Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales by Gregory Maguire, Chris L. Demarest

By Gregory Maguire, Chris L. Demarest

Who greater to wreak havoc with 8 loved fairy stories than Gregory Maguire, the brilliantly humorous writer of the grownup novel Wicked: The existence and instances of the depraved Witch of the West, in addition to of the hilarious middle–grade sequence, The Hamlet Chronicles.

Zany animals of all species run via those fractured stories with alarming velocity and dexterity. Who could have idea that napping good looks, that almost all regal of all fairy stories, can be twisted into the tale of a frog with a most unique and promising dance profession? prepare to fulfill a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp, seven monstrous giraffes; and one very undesirable walrus.

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Boggle & Sneak by Fritz Bogott

By Fritz Bogott

Tiny inventors Alvy and Alby holiday into houses and play Rube Goldberg functional jokes. whilst Alvy by surprise disappears, Alby enlists assistance from of his younger victims-- yet they locate they're facing forces of an unforeseen scale.

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The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales (Oddly Modern Fairy by Jack Zipes, Béla Balázs, Mariette Lydis

By Jack Zipes, Béla Balázs, Mariette Lydis

A guy is modified right into a flea and needs to convey his destiny mom and dad jointly on the way to turn into human back. a girl convinces a river god to therapy her in poor health son, however the treatment has combined results. a tender guy needs to decide on even if to be just about his wife's soul or physique. And deaf mutes go beyond their actual lifestyles within the backyard of desires. unusual and fantastical, those fairy stories of Béla Balázs (1884-1949), Hungarian author, movie critic, and well-known librettist of Bluebeard's citadel, mirror his profound curiosity in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and brought through Jack Zipes, one of many world's best gurus on fairy stories, The Cloak of goals brings jointly 16 of Balázs's specific and haunting stories.

Written in 1921, those fairy stories have been initially released with twenty pictures drawn within the chinese language type by way of painter Mariette Lydis, and this re-creation features a collection of Lydis's superb illustrations. jointly, the stories and photographs intensify the motifs and topics that run all through Balázs's paintings: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy stories convey our inner most wants and the wish that, even in the course of tragedy, we will be able to go beyond our problems and forge our personal destinies.

Unusual, wondrous fairy stories that study the world's cruelties and twists of destiny, The Cloak of desires will entertain, startle, and intrigue.

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Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan (Penguin by Gordon Jarvie

By Gordon Jarvie

Secret and pleasure abound during this vigorous selection of fairy stories, folklore and legends, which have a good time Scotland's tremendously wealthy oral culture and gives a delicately selected blend of previous favourites reminiscent of Tam Lin, Thomas Rymer and Adam Bell, in addition to extra sleek tales by means of grasp story-tellers like Andrew Lang, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and John Buchan.

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