Acorn ties on a cape for the following illustrated early readers: I Am a Super Girl! Princess Truly 1 by Kelly Greenwalt, illus. Hello, Hedgehog! Chicken House is somewhere over the rainbow with All the Colors of Magic by Valija Zinck, in which Penelope wakes up with sparkling red hair and learns that her father is a wizard; and Frostfire by Jamie Smith, featuring a girl who has been chosen as one of hundreds with the strength to journey to the top of the glacier in her mountain village.
David Fickling Books steers the conversation with Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay, about a boy and a girl coming of age against the backdrop of the Philippine-American war of the late 19th century; and Legends of the Sky by Liz Flanagan, in which servant girl Milla witnesses a murder and finds herself caring for four dragon eggs.
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Point hacks the season with Fake by Donna Cooner, in which Maisie decides to get revenge on her classmates by creating a fake social media profile using stolen photos; and Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud, a YA novel inspired by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, featuring a year-old girl who discovers the cute boy she met is a prince of a European country. Choi, featuring a teen romance; and Cursed by Thomas Wheeler, illus.
Beach Lane leaves the nest with Fly! Margaret K. Salaam Reads heads to its stations for Battle by Karuna Riazi, follow-up to the The Gauntlet , continuing the adventures of kids trapped in a mechanical board game with a futuristic Middle Eastern backdrop; Truly Jameela by Hena Khan, a spin on Little Women focused on four sisters in a modern Pakistani family living in Georgia; and Muslim Girls Rise by Saira Mirl, illus. Cigar by Butthole Surfers front-man Gibby Haynes, a mystery involving a teenage crook, his supernatural dog, and their possible redemption.
Sourcebooks Fire is an open book with I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson, a thriller from the perspective of a teen with cerebral palsy who may be able to use a new technology to share what she knows about a murder; We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar, providing a snapshot of three friends coming of age in New York City in ; Mass Disturbance by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones, the story of two teen girls—one black, one white—who only have each other to rely on during a night of race riots in their city; and Reverie by Ryan La Sala, following Kane Montgomery, a gay teenager piecing his life back together after an accident robs him of his memories.
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Stay ahead with Tip Sheet! Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more. Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers. There was once a fisherman who lived with his wife in a pigsty, close by the seaside. The fisherman used to go out all day long a-fishing; and one day, as he sat on the shore with his rod, looking at the sparkling waves and watching his line, all on a sudden his float was dragged away deep into the water: and in drawing it up he pulled out a great fish.
I am not a real fish; I am an enchanted prince: put me in the water again, and let me go! When the fisherman went home to his wife in the pigsty, he told her how he had caught a great fish, and how it had told him it was an enchanted prince, and how, on hearing it speak, he had let it go again. The fisherman did not much like the business: however, he went to the seashore; and when he came back there the water looked all yellow and green.
What does your wife want? The fisherman went, but his heart was very heavy: and when he came to the sea, it looked blue and gloomy, though it was very calm; and he went close to the edge of the waves, and said:. I will not be king. I will be king. This time the sea looked a dark grey colour, and was overspread with curling waves and the ridges of foam as he cried out:. Then the fisherman went home; and as he came close to the palace he saw a troop of soldiers, and heard the sound of drums and trumpets.
And when he went in he saw his wife sitting on a throne of gold and diamonds, with a golden crown upon her head; and on each side of her stood six fair maidens, each a head taller than the other. Now we shall never have anything more to wish for as long as we live. I am king, it is true; but I begin to be tired of that, and I think I should like to be emperor.
I say I will be emperor. So he went home again; and as he came near he saw his wife Ilsabill sitting on a very lofty throne made of solid gold, with a great crown on her head full two yards high; and on each side of her stood her guards and attendants in a row, each one smaller than the other, from the tallest giant down to a little dwarf no bigger than my finger.
I will be pope next.
So the fisherman went. But when he came to the shore the wind was raging and the sea was tossed up and down in boiling waves, and the ships were in trouble, and rolled fearfully upon the tops of the billows. In the middle of the heavens there was a little piece of blue sky, but towards the south all was red, as if a dreadful storm was rising.
At this sight the fisherman was dreadfully frightened, and he trembled so that his knees knocked together: but still he went down near to the shore, and said:. Then the fisherman went home, and found Ilsabill sitting on a throne that was two miles high. And she had three great crowns on her head, and around her stood all the pomp and power of the Church. And on each side of her were two rows of burning lights, of all sizes, the greatest as large as the highest and biggest tower in the world, and the least no larger than a small rushlight.
Then they went to bed: but Dame Ilsabill could not sleep all night for thinking what she should be next. At last, as she was dropping asleep, morning broke, and the sun rose.
Go to the fish at once! Then the man went shivering with fear; and as he was going down to the shore a dreadful storm arose, so that the trees and the very rocks shook. And all the heavens became black with stormy clouds, and the lightnings played, and the thunders rolled; and you might have seen in the sea great black waves, swelling up like mountains with crowns of white foam upon their heads.
Bookworm for Kids: Ages
And the fisherman crept towards the sea, and cried out, as well as he could:. The bear, however, could not rest until he had seen the royal palace, and when a short time had passed, went to it again. The King and Queen had just flown out, so he peeped in and saw five or six young ones lying there. Our parents are honest people! Bear, you will have to pay for that! The bear and the wolf grew uneasy, and turned back and went into their holes. You shall suffer for it—we will punish you by a bloody war. And the willow-wren summoned everything which flew in the air, not only birds, large and small, but midges, and hornets, bees and flies had to come.
The gnat, who was the most crafty, flew into the forest where the enemy was assembled, and hid herself beneath a leaf of the tree where the password was to be announced. When I lift my tail up quite high, all is going well, and you must charge; but if I let it hang down, run away as fast as you can.
When day broke, and the battle was to begin, all the four-footed animals came running up with such a noise that the earth trembled. The willow-wren with his army also came flying through the air with such a humming, and whirring, and swarming that every one was uneasy and afraid, and on both sides they advanced against each other. When the fox felt the first string, he started so that he lifted one leg, from pain, but he bore it, and still kept his tail high in the air; at the second sting, he was forced to put it down for a moment; at the third, he could hold out no longer, screamed, and put his tail between his legs.
When the animals saw that, they thought all was lost, and began to flee, each into his hole, and the birds had won the battle. And now at last the young wrens were satisfied, and sat down together and ate and drank, and made merry till quite late into the night. One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water, that rose in the midst of it, she sat herself down to rest a while.
Now she had a golden ball in her hand, which was her favourite plaything; and she was always tossing it up into the air, and catching it again as it fell. After a time she threw it up so high that she missed catching it as it fell; and the ball bounded away, and rolled along upon the ground, till at last it fell down into the spring. The princess looked into the spring after her ball, but it was very deep, so deep that she could not see the bottom of it. My golden ball has fallen into the spring.
THE GOLDEN BIRD
He can never even get out of the spring to visit me, though he may be able to get my ball for me, and therefore I will tell him he shall have what he asks. As soon as the young princess saw her ball, she ran to pick it up; and she was so overjoyed to have it in her hand again, that she never thought of the frog, but ran home with it as fast as she could. The next day, just as the princess had sat down to dinner, she heard a strange noise—tap, tap—plash, plash—as if something was coming up the marble staircase: and soon afterwards there was a gentle knock at the door, and a little voice cried out and said:.
Then the princess ran to the door and opened it, and there she saw the frog, whom she had quite forgotten. At this sight she was sadly frightened, and shutting the door as fast as she could came back to her seat. The king, her father, seeing that something had frightened her, asked her what was the matter.
As soon as it was light he jumped up, hopped downstairs, and went out of the house. But she was mistaken; for when night came again she heard the same tapping at the door; and the frog came once more, and said:. And when the princess opened the door the frog came in, and slept upon her pillow as before, till the morning broke. And the third night he did the same. But when the princess awoke on the following morning she was astonished to see, instead of the frog, a handsome prince, gazing on her with the most beautiful eyes she had ever seen, and standing at the head of her bed.
He told her that he had been enchanted by a spiteful fairy, who had changed him into a frog; and that he had been fated so to abide till some princess should take him out of the spring, and let him eat from her plate, and sleep upon her bed for three nights. A certain cat had made the acquaintance of a mouse, and had said so much to her about the great love and friendship she felt for her, that at length the mouse agreed that they should live and keep house together.
We will set it beneath the altar, and not touch it until we are really in need of it. Let me go out today, and you look after the house by yourself.
I should like a drop of sweet red christening wine myself. She went straight to the church, stole to the pot of fat, began to lick at it, and licked the top of the fat off. Then she took a walk upon the roofs of the town, looked out for opportunities, and then stretched herself in the sun, and licked her lips whenever she thought of the pot of fat, and not until it was evening did she return home.
The Princess and the Goblin – Chapter 6
Before long the cat was seized by another fit of yearning. I am again asked to be godmother, and, as the child has a white ring round its neck, I cannot refuse. What are you saying? The mouse at once asked what name had been given to the third child. I have never seen it in print.