Calwyn, a young priestess of ice magic, or chantment, joins with other chanters who have different magical skills to fight a sorcerer who wants to claim all powers for his own. Calvin knows nothing about the world beyond the Wall. She’s never seen the golden stone of the city of Kalysons or the wide waters of the Bay of Sardi. She knows only the rounds of her life a a novice ice priestess in Antaris, tending her bees, singing her chantments, and dreaming.
Two hundred years ago, the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of folk tales, including these thirty much-loved stories of helpful elves; giants who can see into the next land; foolish but goodhearted lads; princesses with golden hair; faithful servants and wicked queens.
This sumptuously illustrated collection of essential Grimm classics includes stories every childhood needs: ‘The Princess and the Frog’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ and dozens more.
Princess Meriel’s brothers have been cursed. A terrible enchantment–cast by their conniving new stepmother–has transformed the handsome princes into swans. They now swim forlornly on a beautiful heart-shaped lake that lies just beyond the castle walls. Meriel will do whatever it takes to rescue her beloved brothers. But she must act quickly. If Heart Lake freezes, her brothers will be forced to fly south or perish. With help from her newfound friends Riona and Liam–a pretty half-witch and her clever brother–Meriel vows to finish a seemingly impossible task. If she completes it, her brothers may be saved. But if she fails . . . all will be lost.
This picture book brings a light touch and engaging silliness to the story of a prince who rejects the lavish luxury of his upbringing in favor of a life as . . . a rooster. The only person who can persuade the prince to reconsider is neither a doctor nor a magician but a wise teacher who is willing to become a rooster too.
Rip Van Winkle is an idler who would rather starve for a penny than work for a pound, and his wife is constantly nagging him. In search of peace, Rip heads off to the woods one day with his faithful dog, Wolf. High up in the Catskill Mountains, Rip meets an unusual group of little men. He drinks their strong beverage and falls into a deep sleep. When he awakens, he finds that twenty years have passed – the world has changed and so has he. With vibrant paintings by Leonard Everett Fisher, Eric A. Kimmel’s adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic “Rip Van Winkle” introduces a Rip who reforms as a result of his experience.
Eleven brothers, turned into wild swans by an evil stepmother, are saved by the sacrifices of their beautiful sister, Elise.
A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell.
The strength of a little girl’s love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen’s spell.
A little girl walks to the end of the world to find her seven brothers and free them from enchantment.
The Celtic myth recounts the story of a brave princess who risks everything to rescue her twelve brothers from their magical enchantment.