Fairest of All

A Tale of the Wicked Queen

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781368011464

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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For anyone who's seen Walt Disney's Snow White, you'll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, it's not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughter's heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. (And even if this sort of thing is a common urge, we don't know many people who have acted upon it.) Now, for the first time, we'll examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Here's a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visage-and he just might have something to do with the Queen's wicked ways!
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Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen

A Tale of the Wicked Queen

Author: Disney Book Group,Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423149807

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5608

Why exactly is the wicked Queen so nasty, particularly to Snow White? Perhaps it has something to do with the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror who's not just some random spooky visage...
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Mistress of All Evil

A Tale of the Dark Fairy

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368012493

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 309

View: 1256

The tale is told as if it's happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the maiden finds out that she is a princess—a princess who has been cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into an eternal sleep. Though her three good fairies try to protect her, the princess succumbs to the curse. But the power of good endures, as her true love defeats the fire-breathing dragon and awakens the princess with true love's first kiss. The two live happily ever after. And yet this is only half the story. So what of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the Mistress of All Evil.
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Poor Unfortunate Soul

A Tale of the Sea Witch

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484725182

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3180

The third novel in Serena Valentino's (Fairest of All, Beast Within) "VILLAINS" trilogy, featuring the story of the Little Mermaid from the perspective of the sea witch Ursula
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The Beast Within

A Tale of Beauty's Prince

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423196376

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1596

A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle. Few have seen him, but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp--like a beast's! But how did this prince, once jovial and beloved by the people, come to be a reclusive and bitter monster? And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him?
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Mother Knows Best

A Tale of the Old Witch

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368026125

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9925

The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch. And yet this is only half the story. So what of the old witch, Mother Gothel? Where does she come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? Here is one account that recounts a version of the story that has remained untold for centuries . . . until now. It is a tale of mothers and daughters, of youth and dark magic. It is a tale of the old witch.
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A Whole New World

A Twisted Tale

Author: Liz Braswell

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484707702

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 376

View: 7935

What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.
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Once Upon a Dream

A Twisted Tale

Author: Liz Braswell

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781484707302

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1628

What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? Once Upon a Dream marks the second book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. It should be simple--a dragon defeated, a slumbering princess in a castle, a prince poised to wake her. But when the prince falls asleep as his lips touch the fair maiden's, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over. With a desperate fairy's last curse controlling her mind, Princess Aurora must escape from a different castle of thorns and navigate a dangerously magical landscape--created from her very own dreams. Aurora isn't alone--a charming prince is eager to join her quest, and old friends offer their help. But as Maleficent's agents follow her every move, Aurora struggles to discover who her true allies are and, moreover, who she truly is. Time is running out. Will the sleeping beauty be able to wake herself up?
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A Frozen Heart

Author: Elizabeth Rudnick

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 148473663X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6873

Anna is a princess of Arendelle. Locked away from the outside world for years, Anna is desperate to leave her lonely life behind. Her parents are gone, and her sister, Elsa—the only person who might show her an ounce of love—is cold and distant. Hans is a prince of the Southern Isles. As thirteenth in line to the throne, Hans is desperate to escape the tyranny of his father and older brothers and find a kingdom of his own to rule. Their worlds collide at Elsa's coronation. At first, it seems as if all Anna's dreams have come true. At last she has found someone to love. But as Hans's true motivations come to light, their fairy-tale romance begins to melt away and Anna discovers that love is a more mysterious—and powerful—force than she ever could have imagined. Files have been updated to reflect a change in Anna's horse's name.
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How to Be a Werewolf

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Templar Books

ISBN: 9781848771949

Category: Werewolves

Page: 144

View: 943

This is the paws-on guide for the modern lycanthrope. Whether you're simply fascinated by werewolf muthology, or yearn to prowl in the moonlight, this is the book for you.
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Disney Villains

Fairest of All

Author: Scholastic Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742997353

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4872

The Wicked Queen is one evil woman! Now, for the first time, we'll examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Here's a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visage-and he just might have something to do with the Queen's wicked ways!
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The Fairest of Them All

A Novel

Author: Carolyn Turgeon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451683790

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7769

What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother? In this kingdom, only one fairy tale can end with happily ever after. In an enchanted forest, the maiden Rapunzel’s beautiful voice captivates a young prince hunting nearby. Overcome, he climbs her long golden hair to her tower and they spend an afternoon of passion together, but by nightfall the prince must return to his kingdom, and his betrothed. Now king, he weds his intended and the kingdom rejoices when a daughter named Snow White is born. Beyond the castle walls, Rapunzel waits in her crumbling tower, gathering news of her beloved from those who come to her seeking wisdom. She tries to mend her broken heart but her love lingers, pulsing in the magic tendrils of her hair. The king, too, is haunted by his memories, but after his queen’s mysterious death, he is finally able to follow his heart into the darkness of the forest. But can Rapunzel trade the shadows of the forest for the castle and be the innocent beauty he remembers?
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The Disney villain

Author: Ollie Johnston,Frank Thomas

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 5466

Two supervising animators for the Disney studios offer an inside look at the great Disney cartoon villains, from the evil Queen Maleficent to Jafar, featuring full-color portraits, scenes from the films, and discussions on how these characters were created.
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Maleficent

Author: Elizabeth Rudnick

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423190483

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9510

A deluxe novelization of the Walt Disney Studios film Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. This visually dazzling live action film explores the origins of one of the most iconic Disney villains: Maleficent, the infamous fairy who curses Princess Aurora in Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty. This "origin" story is told from Maleficent's perspective, intersecting with the classic in both familiar and unexpected ways. The movie stars Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, and is directed by two-time Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg ( Avatar, Alice in Wonderland). The film co-stars Elle Fanning ( Super 8) as the Princess Aurora, and features Sharlto Copley ( District 9), Imelda Staunton ( Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), and Juno Temple ( Atonement).
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The Curse of Maleficent

The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty

Author: Elizabeth Rudnick

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423197801

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7071

Aurora has always enjoyed her simple life. She loves to explore the beautiful woods surrounding her quaint cottage. She even likes living with her bumbling yet well-meaning aunts. But when Aurora discovers a dark secret about her past, her whole world turns upside down. Will she be able to save herself from an imminent curse? This beautiful novel filled with whimsical illustrations tells Aurora's story in the upcoming Disney film, Maleficent.
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As Old As Time

A Twisted Tale

Author: Liz Braswell

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484707494

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6360

What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind—memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.
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Fairest of Them All

Author: Teresa Medeiros

Publisher: Amber House Books

ISBN: 1939541166

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8511

Who is the fairest bride of all? Sir Austyn of Gavenmore abides beneath the shadow of an ancient Welsh curse. Given to fits of violent jealousy, the Gavenmore men are doomed to heartbreak by their inability to trust the women they love. Austyn fights his destiny until he comes face to face with Lady Holly of Tewksbury, the fairest damsel in all of England. Weary of being revered only for her beauty, the mischievous Holly devises an elaborate ruse that unwittingly makes her a Gavenmore bride. Thus begins a dangerous masquerade in which Holly and Austyn must learn that even the most irrevocable of curses can be broken by the blessing of true love. Book 3 of 3 in the ONCE UPON A TIME series, which includes Charming the Prince, The Bride and the Beast, and Fairest of Them All “Romantics will relish this happily ever after.”—Publishers Weekly “A book you'll want to read again and again. Kudos to Ms. Medeiros!”—Paperback Forum “Fast-paced historical romance brilliantly wrapped around a legend. A magnificent masterpiece!”—Affaire de Coeur “Ms. Medeiros breathes life into her tormented hero and her spirited and courageous heroine, directing them straight to the heart. Absolutely wonderful!”—Rendezvous ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION Medieval romance, Historical romance, Humorous romance, Knight romance
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Layover

Author: Amy Andelson,Emily Meyer

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524764892

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3765

Fans of Julie Buxbaum's Tell Me Three Things and Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone will get caught up in the drama of this road trip romance that begins with an unplanned flight layover in L.A. and turns into a wild adventure. FLYNN: At first we were almost strangers. But ever since I moved to New York, Amos was the one person I could count on. And together we were there for Poppy. (I mean, what kind of parents leave their kid to be raised by a nanny?) I just didn't expect to fall for him--and I never expected him to leave us. AMOS: I thought I was the only one who felt it. I told myself it was because we were spending so much time together--taking care of Poppy and all. But that night, I could tell she felt it, too. And I freaked out--you're not supposed to fall for your stepsister. So I ran away to boarding school. I should have told her why I was leaving, but every time I tried, it felt like a lie. One missed flight was about to change their lives forever. . . . Perfect for fans of Clueless and brought to you by two Hollywood screenwriters, this wild journey of unlikely romance, heartbreak, and adventure--set against the backdrop of a blended family in free fall during a rebellious layover in Los Angeles–reveals the true value of the unbreakable bonds we forge when we dare to let ourselves risk it all.
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My Magical Unicorn

Author: N.A

Publisher: Campbell Books

ISBN: 9781509892419

Category:

Page: 10

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My Magical Unicorn takes readers on a truly fantastical journey with a beautiful unicorn. Young children can join the unicorn as she spreads her magic across the land, meeting many other enchanting creatures on her way. As they push, pull and slide the mechanisms, they can take part in the unicorn's adventure, from helping a poorly fairy to enjoying a slide down a waterfall!Yujin Shin's beautifully coloured illustrations are paired with gentle rhyming text to create a perfect unicorn world, with bright, sparkling detail and things to spot in four magical scenes.My Magical Unicorn is the first book in the exciting new My Magical series based on the popular Busy Book format.
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