The list author says: "Fairy tales capture the imagination in grown people as well as children. These books are perfect for those who like stories of brave heroes, impressive magic, whimsical fairies, and timeless tales."
"Neil Gaiman, a master storyteller, creates a fairy tale about a young boy who enters the land of Faerie in search of a fallen star and the heart of a beautiful maiden. Although not a classic fairy tale, this story has all the elements of folklore."
"The story of Rumplestiltskin has a lot of logical inconsistencies. Why does the miller tell the king his daughter can turn straw into gold? Why does Rumplestiltskin want a baby? Vivian Vande Velde explores these question in 6 versions of the classic tale."
"Okay, I admit it, the film is better than this book. It is the rare exception to the rule that the book is better than the movie. However, this version of the book assumes you have seen the movie. It is clever and funny and the footnotes are superb."
"Meredith Gentry is the first and only American fairy princess. As the series opens, she is in exile passing for human in California due to the constant attempts on her life. Again, this is not a classic fairy tale but explores the traditional Irish fairy world that is fun to visit again and again. (Warning: for adults only. Very graphic sexual situations.)"