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Miss Devin would like to recommend these fairy tales!
Rapunzel by Paul Zelinsky
Recommended for ages 5 & up
I love this version of the classic story Rapunzel. In this version you find out the meaning behind Rapunzel's name, and the reason she was taken away from her parents to live in a tower. I'm sure that you have watched the movie Tangled, but Zelinsky's tale is a little different. The illustrations are beautifully done. You should pick a copy up and compare it to the version you may already know.
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Recommended for ages 5 to 12
This is my all time favorite fractured fairytale. I heard it for the first time when I was a child, and I have read it many times to my own kids, and at story times. This is the story of a prince (not a princess) that needs some rescuing from a fearsome dragon. The princess tries to outwit the dragon and rescue her prince, but his reaction is not what she expected at all. The roles are reversed in this fun story, and it sends a great message to girls.