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The Best Fairy Tale & Folklore Books for Kids of 2017
We all need a little magic sometimes, and we love sharing magic with young readers. That's why we selected some of our favorite fairy tale and folklore books for kids this year from our Best Books for Kids 2017 list. Have others you love? Let us know in the comment section below.
The Crane Girl: Based on Japanese Folktales by Curtis Manley and illustrated by Lin Wang
A boy helps an injured crane, and the good deed is rewarded with the arrival of a mysterious guest who weaves beautiful silk for the family. Includes author's note about Japanese folktales and poetry, information about red-crowned cranes, and pronunciations.
The Golem of Prague by Irène Cohen-Janca, translated by Brigitte Waisberg
When Frantz decides to explore the attic of the synagogue, he finds himself transported back in time and learns about the Golem, a creature created to protect the Jews of Prague.
Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
Snow and Rose search the forest for their missing father and discover there is a sinister magic at work in the woods.