Traditional Fantasy

Reading the 10 Essential Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

Last month, I thinned my book collection and found myself with four copies of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. In the process of deciding which of those four I was going to keep, I made an Excel sheet of all of the stories the anthologies had and if they overlapped. Out of 94 unique stories… Continue reading Reading the 10 Essential Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

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Children's Literature · Review · Traditional Fantasy

Flight of the Christmas Witch by Morgan Kostival

Synopsis from Goodreads: FLIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS WITCH is based on the Italian folktale of La Befana and is presented here as a charming holiday poem. This future classic tells Befana’s story in the style of Clement Clarke Moore’s holiday classic, TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. In this version, Befana provides shelter, and a delicious… Continue reading Flight of the Christmas Witch by Morgan Kostival

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