I am thrilled to debut my first faerie tale.
Fairytales are, the world over, among my and many children’s introduction to literature…
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (English – Lewis Carroll)
Anansi Stories (African + African-Caribbean – Ashanti tribe)
Bambi (German – Felix Salten)
Cinderella (French – Charles Perrault)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (English – Robert Southy)
Hansel and Gretel (German – the Brothers Grimm)
Little Red Riding Hood (French – Charles Perrault)
Rapunzel (German – the Brothers Grimm)
Rumpelstiltskin (German – the Brothers Grimm)
Sleeping Beauty (French – Charles Perrault)
Snow White (German – the Brothers Grimm)
The Boy who cried Wolf (Greek – Aesop)
The Elves and the Shoemaker (German – the Brothers Grimm)
The Gingerbread Man (English – Joseph Jacobs)
The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs (Greek – Aesop)
The Little Mermaid (Danish – Hans Christian Anderson)
The Pied Piper (German – the Brothers Grimm)
The Princess and the Pea (Danish – Hans Christian Anderson)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Norweigan – Peter Chr. Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe)
The Tortoise and the Hare (Greek – Aesop)
The Ugly Duckling (Danish – Hans Christian Anderson)
Thumbelina (Danish – Hans Christian Anderson)
With my book, With Grace, a Caribbean fairytale, I am thrilled to add to the list of fairytales, that genre of stories/books that become among the first to capture the imaginations of young readers.
In a nutshell, it’s the story of Grace who enjoys her life on Grace’s Peak from which she can look down on the villagers who are not as fortunate as she. But when a young girl comes in search of assistance, both lives are forever changed as truths about love, family and community are unearthed.
With Grace is coming soon and I’m looking forward to it. Hope you will be too.
As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, Fish Outta Water, and, forthcoming, With Grace). All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out http://jhohadli.wordpress.com Thanks.