Book Tags · Classics

Classic Remarks: Adapting Classics for Younger Readers

Classic Remarks is a weekly meme hosted by Briana and Krysta @ Pages Unbound. Every Friday, a new question about classic literature is posed each week. Participants and their readers engage in discussions “about canon formation, the ‘timelessness’ of literature, and modes of interpretation.” From what I see, the classics canon includes modern classics, like… Continue reading Classic Remarks: Adapting Classics for Younger Readers

Children's Literature · Classics · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Series: The Oz Books, #1 Illustrator: W.W. Denslow Publisher: Reilly & Lee Co. Pub. Date: 1900, 1956 Genre: Modern Fantasy, Children’s Pages: 237 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars If you want to know the real story of Oz, read L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz and skip the movie. Surprise, surprise. As I… Continue reading The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Book Tags · Classics

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book for Every Book Lover

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle at Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia at The Girl Who Read Too Much. Based on the theme of the week, you pick one book and post the original cover, the cover(s) from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book for Every Book Lover

Children's Literature · Classics · Modern Fantasy · Review

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Synopsis from the Back Cover: “Come away, come away!” is Peter Pan’s irresistible call to the Darling children — and to generations of readers who have traveled with him to Neverland and all the secret places in a child’s heart. With a magic and emotional appeal unmatched by any other story, Barrie’s Peter Pan speaks… Continue reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Children's Literature · Classics · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Synopsis from Goodreads: The Nutcracker is a Christmas story about a little girl named Maria and her wooden doll, the Nutcracker, who becomes alive to fight the evil seven-headed Mouse King. This edition includes 20 illustrations by Artuš Scheiner and Ludwig Willem Reymert Wenckebach. Review: E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the basis for… Continue reading The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Children's Literature · Classics · Review · Traditional Fantasy

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

Synopsis via Goodreads The Snow Queen is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It is his longest story and is considered by many as his best work. First published in 1844, it has inspired many artists and many times has been retold in movies and animation. This edition features illustrations by T. Pym (the… Continue reading The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

Classics · Nonfiction · Review

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince was written by Niccolò Machiavelli. It was written for Medici, the prince of Florence at the time. The time period was the Renaissance, but has many applications to politics today. He wrote it as a practical guide to ruling, specifically ruling principalities. It is not particularly theoretical or abstract; its prose is simple and… Continue reading The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Classics · Review

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of English schoolboys whom are plane-wrecked on a deserted island. They were being evacuated from England in World War II and had crashed. There are no living adults on the island. At first, the boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, build shelters, and maintain… Continue reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding