Miss Melia at Main
Meet Miss Melia at Main Library!
"My favorite fairy tale is Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
Join Miss Melia at Main Library!
Homeschoolers at the Library, second Friday of each month @ 1 PM
Miss Melia would like to recommend these fairy tales!
The Elves and the Shoemaker retold and illustrated by Jim LaMarche
Recommended for ages 5 & up
In this beautifully illustrated retelling of the classic story, the shoemaker and his wife come upon hard times. One day, they wake up to find a pair of magnificent shoes finished on the worktable. The shoemaker sells the shoes that very day and buys more shoe-making supplies. He leaves everything in the workshop, goes to bed, and finds more finished shoes in the morning! After a while, the shoemaker and his wife become very curious and decide to hide and watch the workshop one night. They are surprised to find two special visitors! I won’t give the whole story away but I will recommend this book for the great story and awesome illustrations.
Waynetta and the Cornstalk: A Texas Fairy Tale by Helen Ketteman
Recommended for ages 6 to 12
This is a Texas take on the classic story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Waynetta and her ma have very little money, so what does Waynetta do? Trade their last cow for some magic corn, of course. Waynetta plants the corn, and the next morning, there is a giant cornstalk in the yard! So, she climbs it and finds a giant ranch in the sky. The story only gets more fun from there! This retelling, complete with Texas dialect and desert illustrations, is one of my favorites!