Best Teen & Young Adult Fairy Tale & Folklore Anthologies Books

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1. How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air)

Author: by Holly Black
Published at: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 24, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0316540889

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An illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy, that started with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black. An irresistible return to the captivating world of Elfhame. Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.

Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan.

This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective. This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere.

Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.

2. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Volume 1, Eragon (Tales from Alagaƫsia)

Author: by Christopher Paolini
Published at: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (December 31, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1984894861

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Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling collection of stories based in the world of Eragon and the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle. A wanderer and a cursed child.Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagasia.

It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagasia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. When a vision from the Eldunar, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend surface, Eragon is faced with a much-needed distraction that may lead to a new perspective.

This volume features three original stories set in Alagasia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist … Penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself!

Also includes four new pieces of original art by the author.”Christopher Paolini is a true rarity.” -The Washington Post

3. Fairy Tales of Remnant (RWBY)

Author: by E. C. Myers
Published at: AFK (September 15, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1338652086

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Don’t miss this gorgeous, gift-worthy collection of RWBY fairy tales, straight from the show writers and E.C.Myers! Fans of Rooster Teeth’s hit animated series RWBY will want to pore over every page of this gorgeously illustrated collection of twelve short fairy tales.

In addition to classic tales from the show, such as “The Story of the Seasons” and “The Tale of the Two Brothers,” readers can immerse themselves in eight never-before-told stories from RWBY’s show writers. Vibrant artwork throughout completes the collection, offering new insights into the strange, beautiful, and dangerous world of Remnant.

This deluxe edition also happens to be the personal copy of Professor Ozpin, complete with a foreword from the former Beacon headmaster himself. Fans won’t want to miss this must-have collection, sure to reveal more secrets about RWBY and the stunning world of the show!

4. The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends

Author: by Una Leavy
Published at: The O'Brien Press; Reprint edition (April 27, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1847173133

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Irish fairy tales and legends are full of enchantment, brave deeds and lost loves. Told from generation to generation, they are as fascinating now as they were to their original listeners. This wonderfully rich and varied collection are ten of the best-loved traditional Irish stories, retold by author and poet Una Leavy.

The Post of Gold captures the trickery and mischief of leprechauns; the story of Oisin in Tr na n-g marks the end of the great Fianna. From 2000 years ago comes The Children of Lir all stories to be treasured for years to come.

Susan Field’s beautiful illustrations are inspired by ancient Celtic art and culture. They capture the wealth of tradition, the humor and the magic of these great stories. Now available in paperback.

5. Favorite Folktales from Around the World (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

Author: by Jane Yolen
Published at: Pantheon; Revised ed. edition (August 12, 1988)
ISBN: 978-0394751887

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From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world’s best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love lost and won, of ogres and trolls, stories both jocular and cautionary and legends of pure enchantment will delight readers and storytellers of all ages.

With black-and-white drawings throughoutPart of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

6. All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages

Author: by Saundra Mitchell
Published at: Inkyard Press; First Time Trade edition (May 26, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1335146816

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Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love, and shape the world around them. Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.

From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldierto two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobainto forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish conventand an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods, and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.

Readers searching for positive, nuanced, and authentic queer representationor just a darn good selection of storiesneed look no further than this superb collection. Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewFeaturing original stories from:Malinda LoMackenzi LeeRobin TalleyKody KeplingerElliot WakeAnna-Marie McLemoreShaun David HutchinsonDahlia AdlerTess SharpeKate ScelsaNatalie C.

7. Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

Author: by Nelson Mandela
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition (October 17, 2007)
ISBN: 978-0393329902

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A cause for celebration, and a landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa’s most cherished folktales. In these beloved stories we meet a Kenyan lion named Simba, a snake with seven heads, and tricksters from Zulu folklore; we hear the voices of the scheming hyena, and we learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns.

Creation myths tell us how the land, its animals, and its people all came into existence under a punishing sun or against the backdrop of a spectacularly beautiful mountain landscape. Whether warning children about the dangers of disobedience or demonstrating that the underdog can, and often does, win, these stories, through their depiction of wise animals as well as evil monsters, are universal in their portrayal of humanity, beasts, and the mystical.

Translated from their original languagesKaranga, Nguni, Xhosa, and many othersthese folktales are a testament to the craft of storytelling and the power of myth.

8. Twisted Fairy Tales: 20 Classic Stories With a Dark and Dangerous Heart

Author: by Maura McHugh
Published at: B.E.S. (February 1, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0764165887

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Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand-new collection of very old tales-but tales with gothic twists of plot guaranteed to astound and terrify even the most fearless readers. These re-told stories include: * Snow White * Rapunzel * Little Red Hood * The Cinder Wench * Beauty and the Beast * Pinocchio * The Goose Girl * The Pied Piper of Hamelin * and twelve more Well-known tales get gruesome revisions-in many cases bringing them closer to the dark, sinister ways they were told eons ago.

Several tales in this book are based on chilling versions collected by the brothers Grimm in the nineteenth century. For example, this new collection presents a Cinderella who, like the heroine in the brothers Grimm story, is known as the Cinder Wench.

In this version, readers will discover a young lady tormented by a stepmother who is far more wicked and frightening than the villain we find in most of today’s watered-down renditions. All who relish the macabre atmosphere that dominates the Cinder Wench’s tale will want to acquaint themselves with all stories in this scary collection.

9. Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

Author: by Amanda Brack
Published at: Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1629145228

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Meet the Greek gods and goddesses as you have never seen themin LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules.

Watch Athena spring from the head of ZeusSee Poseidon as he rules the seas with his mighty tridentMaintain hope with Pandora as her curiosity gets the best of herBeware the Nemean Lion as Hercules repents for his misdeeds. Be awestruck by the amazing Mount OlympusAnd much moreall created with LEGO bricks!

These exciting retellings of ancient tales are consistent with the mythology behind them, while also capturing the creativity and whimsy of the stories with elaborate brick scenery. Brick Greek Myths will be a delight for LEGO tinkerers of all ages, a fun introduction to the tales for young readers, and an enchanting return to the stories for even the most devoted admirer of mythology.

10. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Author: by Ellen Oh
Published at: Greenwillow Books; Reprint edition (January 14, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0062671165

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Sixteen extraordinary authorsincluding New York Times bestsellers Melissa de la Cruz, Rene Ahdieh, and Julie Kagawareimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate. This exquisite paperback anthology includes an original bonus story from Ellen Oh.

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called A Thousand Beginnings and Endings a must-read. This young adult novel is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. Bestselling and award-winning authors explore the timeless themes of East and South Asian lore in sixteen original stories that will appeal to every reader.

11. Hey! Listen to This: Stories to Read Aloud

Author: by Jim Trelease
Published at: Penguin Books; 16th edition (May 1, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0140146530

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“A splendidly thoughtful selection… Trelease welcomes everyone in with wide embrace.”Washington Post Book World. 48 read-aloud selections ideal for parents and teachers to share with children ages five through nine.

12. Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

Author: by Amerie
Published at: Bloomsbury YA; Reprint edition (July 10, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1681197906

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A New York Times BestsellerLeave it to the heroes to save the world-villains just want to rule the world. In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage-and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from … Authors: Rene Ahdieh, Amerie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon. BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zo Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

13. Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

Author: by Emma Donoghue
Published at: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (February 27, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0064407724

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Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar, and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time. Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances-sometimes treacherous, sometimes erotic, but always courageous.

Told with luminous voices that shimmer with sensuality and truth, these age-old characters shed their antiquated cloaks to travel a seductive new landscape, radiantly transformed. Cinderella forsakes the handsome prince and runs off with the fairy godmother; Beauty discovers the Beast behind the mask is not so very different from the face she sees in the mirror; Snow White is awakened from slumber by the bittersweet fruit of an unnamed desire.

Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one’s own path in the world. In these fairy tales, women young and old tell their own stories of love and hate, honor and revenge, passion and deception.

14. Irish Folktales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

Author: by Henry Glassie
Published at: Pantheon; F First Edition (February 11, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0679774129

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Here are 125 magnificent folktales collected from anthologies and journals published from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with tales of the ancient times and continuing through the arrival of the saints in Ireland in the fifth century, the periods of war and family, the Literary Revival championed by William Butler Yeats, and the contemporary era, these robust and funny, sorrowful and heroic stories of kings, ghosts, fairies, treasures, enchanted nature, and witchcraft are set in cities, villages, fields, and forests from the wild western coast to the modern streets of Dublin and Belfast.

Edited by Henry GlassieWith black-and-white illustrations throughoutPart of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

15. Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

Author: by Tess Sharpe

Harlequin Teen

416 pages

13 years and up

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Scorn the witch.Fear the witch.Burn the witch. History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cureand to kill.

A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clientsand with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls in love with an altar boy.

A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. In Reconstruction-era Texas, a water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. And in the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power in order to destroy their captors.

This collection reveals a universal truth: there’s nothing more powerful than a teenage girl who believes in herself.

16. The Orange Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics)

Author: by Andrew Lang
Published at: Dover Publications (June 1, 1968)
ISBN: 978-0486219097

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It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Old witches in cloaks of gold, giants that turn into dwarfs, tears that become birds, monsters and magicians, ogres and fairies these are the companions who thrill boys and girls of all lands and times, as Andrew Lang’s phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved.

From the day they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of youngsters, as they have also brought pleasure to parents who have read these classics to their children. The Orange Fairy Book delves into the oral traditions of Rhodesia, Uganda, and the American Indian; the traditions of the Punjab and of Jutland; and such familiar European sources as Hans Christian Andersen (The Ugly Duckling) and Madame d’Aulnoy (The White Doe) for its 33 stories.

But it is not important that the lad climbing the tree to a cloud kingdom is an Indian brave rather than Jack, or that the giant-killer Makma is African. The events are familiar favorites with children the world over. All the tales are narrated in clear, lively prose.