Folklore and Fairy Tales

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Nine to Twelve

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The Magician's Apprentice Cover Image
By Kate Banks, Peter Sis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374347161
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - August 7th, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Baz becomes apprenticed to a powerful but kind magician and learns to look at the world anew as they travel together. Black-and-white line drawings. (11-14)


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The Odyssey Cover Image
By Gillian Cross, Neil Packer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763647919
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 11th, 2012

In this wondrously retold and illustrated ancient story, Odysseus and his men struggle for ten adventure-filled years to reach Ithaca. Bold, colorful, detailed illustrations. (9-13)


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Princess of the Wild Swans Cover Image
By Diane Zahler, Yvonne Gilbert (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062004925
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HarperCollins - January 31st, 2012

To rescue her brothers, who are caught in a terrible enchantment, Princess Meriel must complete a daunting task. (8-12)


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