Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fairy Tale Gifts 2012: CaRiiToO

Our next entry in the Fairy Tale Gifts 2012 Giveaway is from CaRiiToO:

My list is quite long, but these are some of the things I want. I'm an English major that wants to specialize in children's literature and folklore. (From Heidi: Why that's what I wanted to be when I grew up, too. I guess I am that now, but I'm still waiting on the growing up part.)

1. All "Tales From Around the World" by Heidi Anne Heiner. (That's 8 books now, so I'll just list a few: Cinderella Tales From Around the World, Mermaid and Other Water Spirit Tales From Around the World,

2. Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season DVD.

3. From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers and Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights by Marina Warner

4. The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm (Norton Critical Editions) by Jack Zipes (Actually, all Zipes' books would be awesome! I already have When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition, Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale (Clark Lectures), and Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion)


5. Maria Tatar's books. Mainly The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions), The Annotated Peter Pan (The Centennial Edition) (The Annotated Books), Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood and The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales (From Heidi: Don't forget the new The Annotated Brothers Grimm (The Bicentennial Edition)!)

6. The George MacDonald Treasury: Princess and the Goblin, Princess and Curdie, Light Princess, Phantastes, Giant's Heart, at the Back of the North Wind, Golden Key, and Lilith

From Heidi: Two wishlists included George MacDonald collections. While all of his books are available for free reading online, I understand the desire for a paper copy. I'd like to recommend finding editions of MacDonald's most popular tales illustrated by Maurice Sendak, and others, such as The Golden Key (A Sunburst Book) and The Light Princess (Sunburst Book).



  1. I didn't think you would post it!

    I really want your books, I really look up to you for book recommendations, and I don't think I will really grow up.

    Sadly, one of my next semester professors hates children's literature, so I have to look for a research topic that I can love (something on fairytales and folklore...), any suggestions?

    Thank you for such a beautiful blog.

    Happy Holidays!

    1. I wish I could! But it's a mandatory class :(

    2. Aw. I was only half-kidding anyway. I like how you want to infuse your passion in to a class assignment. I hope you figure something out. :)