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By Kathryn Lasky

May feels her life drying up. The sea calls to her, but her parents forbid her from swimming. She longs for books, but her mother finds her passion for learning strange. 143 more words


Sweetly - Jackson Pearce

Pearce, J. (2011). Sweetly. In Fairytale Retellings. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

After their stepmother kicks them out, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, are taken in by Sophia Kelly, a candy-maker and alleged witch, in Live Oak. 122 more words

Fairytale Retelling

Dorothy Must Die

By Danielle Paige

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know? 140 more words


Guest Post: Ines Johnson

Here at Avian30 we love stories that subvert tropes, and stories about kickass chicks. Which means we’re very pleased today to host Ines Johnson, whose new book,  776 more words


A Wicked Thing, by Rhiannon Thomas

A Wicked Thing tells the story of Sleeping Beauty – starting after she awakens from her hundred-year sleep. Her kingdom has changed, her parents are dead, and she’s alone and confused in a new world. 424 more words

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Fairy blessed Aurora (Sleeping Beauty’s daughter) is on a mission to free her younger brother and to reclaim her kingdom from her ogre of a step-grandmother. 266 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty - Christine Heppermann

Release Date: September 23rd 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 114.

A beautiful book of poetry about the life of the modern teenage girl.

In this book Christine Heppermann explores the struggles that the modern teenage girl goes through. 430 more words

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