Books about Fables

  1. Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    by Salman Rushdie
    A fantastical journey to the depths of the imagination, reclaiming the power of storytelling.

    At the beginning of the story, protagonist Haroun Khalifa lives with his father Rashid, a famous storyteller and doctor, and his mother Soraya, until the latter is seduced by their neighbor 'Mr. ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Little Fuzzy

    by H. Beam Piper
    A corporate planet is threatened by the discovery of a new species, the Fuzzies. A legal battle ensues to determine their sentience.

    Protagonist Jack Holloway lives a solitary life in a wilderness of planet Zarathustra, itself "owned" by the Chartered Zarathustra Company (under Victor Grego), which installed basic services and ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Lion and the Mouse

    by Jerry Pinkney
    A fable of unlikely friendship that teaches the importance of kindness and helping others.

    In a book where the only words are the sounds made by the animals, the story begins at dawn. A mouse escapes several predators before coming upon a lion. The lion lets the mouse go. Later, some ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Unnatural Creatures

    by Neil Gaiman
    A collection of short stories featuring creatures that are not found in the natural world, but rather in the realm of imagination and fantasy.

    Unnatural Creatures, is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved, New York Times, bestselling author Neil Gaiman. ... (Goodreads)

  5. Aesop's Fables

    by Aesop
    Collection of morals and lessons conveyed through a series of animal-based tales.

    The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    by Jon Scieszka
    A collection of absurdly funny fractured fairy tales.

    The star of the book is Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk , who tells the stories and deals with the rest of the cast. There is a very loud and annoying Little Red Hen that comes in to complain about no ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

    by Jon Scieszka
    A humorous reimagining of the classic fairy tale, as told from the wolf's side of the story.

    You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong. In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young ... (Goodreads)

  8. A Tale Dark & Grimm

    by Adam Gidwitz
    A humorous and thrilling retelling of classic Grimm fairy tales.

    In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest ... (Goodreads)

  9. Il bar sotto il mare

    by Stefano Benni

    Sompazzo, il paese più bugiardo del mondo - Gaspard Ouralphe, il più grande cuoco della Francia - Il verme mangiaparole e l'incredibile storia del capitano Charlemont - La disfida di Salsiccia - Il ... (Goodreads)

  10. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    by David Sedaris
    Collection of humorous animal-based stories filled with wit and insight.

    Featuring, David Sedaris's, unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in ... (Goodreads)

  11. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

    by T.S. Eliot
    Collection of whimsical poems about cats, each one unique in its own way.

    These loveable cat poems were written by T.S. Eliot for his godchildren and friends in the thirties. They have delighted generations of children since, and inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

    by Washington Irving
    A collection of classic tales of supernatural events and eerie happenings in a small town.

    In The Sketch-Book (1820-21), Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. In two sketches, he experiments with tales transplanted from Europe, ... (Goodreads)

  13. Odd and the Frost Giants

    by Neil Gaiman
    A young boy named Odd embarks on a journey to save Asgard from the Frost Giants. Along the way, he meets gods and animals who help him on his quest.

    Odd is a young Norseman whose father, a woodcutter, drowned during a Viking raid. His Scottish mother marries a fat widower who neglects him in favor of his own children, and when soon after the ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise

    by Julia Stuart
    A Beefeater at the Tower of London cares for a group of eccentric animals and navigates the challenges of love and loss.

    Brimming with charm and whimsy, this exquisite novel set in the Tower of London has the transportive qualities and delightful magic of the contemporary classics Chocolat and Amélie. Balthazar Jones ... (Goodreads)

  15. Grimm's Fairy Tales

    by Jacob Grimm
    Classic collection of stories featuring magical characters and fantastical adventures.

    The Grimm brothers were early 19th-century writers best known for their fairy tales coming from Scandinavian, Icelandic and Germanic origins. By 1807 there was a growing interest in German folk ... (Goodreads)

  16. Dream Country

    by Neil Gaiman
    A collection of short stories that explore the boundaries of dreams, reality, and fantasy.

    The third volume of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the ... (Goodreads)

  17. D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

    by Ingri d'Aulaire
    A captivating collection of timeless myths and legends from Ancient Greece.

    Here are the gods, goddesses, and legendary figures of ancient Greece–mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; gray-eyed Athena, goddess of wisdom; Helios, the sun; greedy King Midas--lavishly ... (Goodreads)

  18. Fairest

    by Marissa Meyer
    A twisted tale of beauty and ambition, exploring the power of identity and the consequences of choices.

    In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told. Mirror, mirror on the wall,Who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the ... (Goodreads)

  19. Tikki Tikki Tembo

    by Arlene Mosel
    A humorous tale of a Chinese boy with an unusually long name and his heroic brother.

    Tikki Tikki Tembo is set in ancient China and invents an ancient Chinese custom whereby parents honor their first-born sons with long, elaborate names that everyone is obliged to say completely – no ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

    by Isabel Greenberg
    A storyteller recounts his journey through Early Earth, a world of giants, gods, and mythical creatures.

    A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early — and lost — history. Before our history began, another — now forgotten — civilization thrived. The people who roamed Early ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Fables, Vol. 15: Rose Red

    by Bill Willingham
    A collection of stories centered around traditional fairy tale characters and their struggles with morality.

    Winner of Fourteen, Eisner, Awards Every Rose has its thorn. As the Fables of the mundane world try desperately to shield themselves from the withering power of Mister Dark, Rose Red - the Farm's ... (Goodreads)

  22. Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers

    by Bill Willingham
    Tales of wit and adventure that follows a group of animals as they traverse a treacherous kingdom.

    Bill Willingham's runaway hit series continues its success in this fourth trade paperback, featuring the rise of a new threat to Fabletown. When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly walks through the gate ... (Goodreads)

  23. Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire

    by Bill Willingham
    A collection of stories of war, morality, and power, delving into the human condition.

    Winner of Fourteen, Eisner, Awards The best-laid plans. The free Fables living in the mundane world have struck a decisive blow against the Adversary, destroying one of his most valuable assets at ... (Goodreads)

  24. Fables, Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover

    by Bill Willingham
    The worlds of Fables and Jack of Fables collide in an epic crossover event, as the two series' characters team up to save their respective realms.

    Winner of Fourteen, Eisner, Awards When Fables Collide! This is it - a story so grand, so epic in scale that no single series could contain it! As the free Fables struggle to regroup following the ... (Goodreads)

  25. Fables, Vol. 20: Camelot

    by Bill Willingham
    The final battle between the forces of good and evil takes place in Camelot, with the fate of all Fables hanging in the balance.

    Rose Red takes the mantle of Paladin of Hope to rally the Fables in the tragic aftermath of “Snow White.” A new dark age calls for a new Round Table, with modern knights willing to take on a sacred ... (Goodreads)

  26. Fables, Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland

    by Bill Willingham
    The cubs of Fabletown go on an adventure to Toyland, where they encounter danger and mystery.

    The most harrowing epic since the inception of the series starts when Snow and Bigby's cub Therese receives a Christmas gift from an unknown admirer. This red plastic boat may hold the key to a deep, ... (Goodreads)

  27. Fables, Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind

    by Bill Willingham
    The final volume of the Fables series, where the fate of all the characters is decided in a climactic battle.

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller. The tights and capes have been stored away forever, but it remains to be seen if Haven and its refugee inhabitants have survived the onslaught of. Where do the Fables ... (Goodreads)

  28. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    by Simms Taback
    An old lady swallows a series of increasingly larger animals, with a surprise ending.

    An old favorite as you've never seen it before!, Everyone knows the song about the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a bird, and even worse, but who's ever seen what's going on inside the old ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Arabian Nights

    by Anonymous
    Tales of adventure and imagination, featuring larger-than-life characters and magical creatures.

    This volume reproduces the 1932 Modern Library edition, for which Bennett A. Cerf chose the most famous and representative stories from Sir Richard F. Burton's multivolume translation, and includes ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Happy Prince and Other Tales

    by Oscar Wilde
    A collection of enchanting stories full of magical creatures, life lessons, and unforgettable characters.

    Oscar Wilde made up these very special fairy stories for children. He was telling them more than stories about princes, giants, nightingales, and roses, he was teaching them about life and the way to ... (Goodreads)

  31. Walt Disney's Pinocchio

    by Steffi Fletcher
    The classic tale of a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy, with colorful illustrations.

    The beloved tale of a wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy is as appealing now as when it was first released in 1940. The beautiful, vintage illustrations in this Little Golden Book retelling ... (Goodreads)

  32. Cautionary Tales for Children

    by Hilaire Belloc
    Darkly humorous cautionary tales for children, warning of the dire consequences of misbehavior and disobedience.

    For readers of any age, a witty and strikingly irreverent collection of moral guidance Most notable among prolific English satirist Hilaire Belloc's writings are the sharp and clever admonishments he ... (Goodreads)

  33. Lumberjanes: Up All Night

    by Noelle Stevenson
    The Lumberjanes go on a camping trip, but strange things start happening at night. Can they solve the mystery?

    Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! ... (Goodreads)

  34. Cuentos de la selva

    by Horacio Quiroga

    Los cuentos de la selva fueron escritos por Quiroga para sus hijos y se transformaron, con el tiempo, en lectura de cabecera de los chicos dentro y fuera de la escuela. estos ocho relatos han estado ... (Goodreads)

  35. Fables, Vol. 6: Homelands

    by Bill Willingham
    A collection of stories exploring the power of imagination, each with its own moral lesson.

    Over the hills and far away. Having beaten back the Adversary's first advance into their world, the residents of Fabletown must now prepare themselves for the full-scale war that is sure to follow. ... (Goodreads)

  36. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    by James Marshall
    A mischievous girl named Goldilocks enters the house of three bears and causes chaos.

    "With the same delightfully irreverent spirit that he brought to his retellings of Little Red Riding Hood, Marshall enlivens another favorite. . . . The illustrations are fraught with delicious humor ... (Goodreads)

  37. Luka and the Fire of Life

    by Salman Rushdie
    Luka embarks on a magical journey to save his father's life, encountering mythical creatures and overcoming obstacles.

    With the same dazzling imagination and love of language that have made Salman Rushdie one of the great storytellers of our time, Luka and the Fire of Life revisits the magic-infused, intricate world ... (Goodreads)

  38. The Three Bears

    by Rob Hefferan
    A retelling of the classic fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with charming illustrations.

    Rob Hefferan’s whimsical artwork breathes new life into this family favorite. All children love to hear each bear say, “Who’s been sitting on my chair?” knowing that Goldilocks is about to be ... (Goodreads)

  39. Fables, Vol. 16: Super Team

    by Bill Willingham
    The Fables join forces with other comic book heroes to save the world from a common enemy.

    Now why, oh why, in this mixed-up world would we saddle an important series that has never had anything to do with Super Heroes with a title like "Super Team"? And why has that snotty little ... (Goodreads)

  40. Fables, Vol. 7: Arabian Nights

    by Bill Willingham
    A collection of tales set in the Middle East, featuring magical creatures, kings and mythical creatures.

    Winner of Fourteen, Eisner, Awards Culture Clash With the identity of the Adversary finally revealed to the citizens of Fabletown, it's time to begin making preparations in earnest for the defense of ... (Goodreads)

  41. Babar the King

    by Jean de Brunhoff
    Babar becomes king and faces challenges in ruling his kingdom. He learns valuable lessons about leadership and responsibility.

    Babar establishes Celesteville, the beautiful and happy city over which he and his queen reign. ... (Goodreads)

  42. Shadow Spinner

    by Susan Fletcher
    A young girl must spin a thousand stories for the Sultan's wife or face death. She enlists the help of a crippled storyteller to survive.

    In an adventure equal to any a storyteller might relate, a crippled serving girl faces the intrigues of the harem, the dangers of the streets, and the anger of the Sultan himself to find the needed ... (Goodreads)

  43. Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs

    by Al Dempster
    A classic tale of three little pigs who must outwit a sly wolf to build their homes and stay safe.

    The three little pigs have never looked so cute and the big bad wolf never looked so bad in this retelling of the classic fairy tale! Vintage Disney artwork from the 1940s makes this book an ... (Goodreads)

  44. Revolting Rhymes

    by Roald Dahl
    Retelling of classic fairy tales with unexpected twists, set in an anarchic landscape.

    I guess you think you know this story.,You don't. The real one's much more gory.,The phoney one, the one you know,Was cooked up years and years ago... Do you think Cinderella married the prince and ... (Goodreads)

  45. Little Red Riding Hood

    by Trina Schart Hyman
    A fairy tale classic of a young girl outwitting a sly wolf.

    On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Elisabeth encounters a sly wolf. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 6/1/1982 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up ... (Goodreads)

  46. Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

    by Tony DiTerlizzi
    A guide to the fantastical creatures and beings that inhabit our world, hidden from plain sight.

    It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their ... (Barnes & Noble)

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