Monthly Archives: February 2013

Other Pied Piper Retellings

Today marks the end of Project Fairytale. I’ve really enjoyed participating in this series, not only because it gave me a theme for this month’s blog posts, but because I also liked checking out the other blogs and reading their fairy … Continue reading

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The Pied Piper in Popular Culture

A Project Fairytale Post: The Pied Piper isn’t one of the more popular fairy tale characters around.  Unlike Snow White, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, or Rumpelstiltskin, he’s seriously underrepresented in movies and TV shows. Maybe it’s because he’s not … Continue reading

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The Brixen Witch by Stacy DeKeyser

A Project Fairy Tale review: Title: The Brixen Witch Author: Stacy DeKeyser Genre:  Middle Grade Date Published: 2012 Blurb: An enchanted coin. A witch’s curse. And rats, rats everywhere! What’s a boy to do? When Rudi Bauer accidentally takes a witch’s coin, he unleashes … Continue reading

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Breath by Donna Jo Napoli

Project Fairy Tale hosted by Alison@The Cheap Reader Title: Breath Author: Donna Jo Napoli Genre:  Young Adult Date Published: 2005 Blurb: Salz is a boy afflicted with cystic fibrosis — though in the Middle Ages in Saxony no one can identify it as … Continue reading

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Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen

Project Fairy Tale hosted by Alison@The Cheap Reader Title: Pay the Piper Author: Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult Date Published: 2005 Blurb:  When fourteen-year-old Callie McCallan scores a backstage pass to interview the lead singer of … Continue reading

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Peter & Max by Bill Willingham

Project: Fairy Tale hosted by Alison@The Cheap Reader Title: Peter & Max Author: Bill Willingham Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: 2009 Blurb: When an unspeakable tragedy befalls a family of traveling minstrels, they become stranded and left for dead. Here … Continue reading

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Project Fairy Tale – The Pied Piper

This month, I’m participating in a multi-blog series called Project Fairy Tale, created by book blogger, The Cheap Reader. There are 36 bloggers participating, each of us tackling a specific fairy tale. Our goal is devote a month to our … Continue reading

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