Blog Tour: The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris

Hardcover, 176 pages Published October 1st 2015 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Bks Source: Publisher If you’re not familiar with “The Wild Swans” by Hans Christen Anderson then let me present it to you in my own irreverent words. In the Hans Christen Anderson story, there are twelve royal siblings, 11 boys …

Continuing the War Against Fairy Godmothers: A Discussion of Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas

Hardcover, 464 pages Published September 15th 2015 by HarperTeen Source: Library If you’ve been reading us for a while, you’ll remember that one of the first essays I posted on The Book Wars was called Disenchanting the Fairy Godmother: An Exploration of the Evolution of Fairy Godmothers in Modern Retellings …

For the Reluctant Reader: The Ravenous Gown and 14 More Tales About Real Beauty by Steffani Raff

Last week I talked about the sources of reluctance in reluctant readers. Today I offer one of the ways in which to, if not remove, then challenge this reluctance. Sometimes, a book can be overwhelming, especially if the reader is still learning the language or is not especially good at …