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Book Review- Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is best know for his trilogy that begins with the story The Golden Compass, but with this new book he decides to rewrite some of the oldest and most popular fairy tales. Pullman takes a scholarly approach to translating the Grimm’s stories, and at the end of each fairy tale he gives some details about the structure of the tale and why he translated it the way that he did. Classic stories written beautifully combined with a look behind the scenes and in to their histories make this a great addition to the collection of any fairy tale enthusiast.

Give this to a classic story lover, or to someone who wants to know more about the origins behind the recent flood of books that take fairy tales and place them in modern times.

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YA Book Review: Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

A group of fantastic YA and Teen authors come together to contribute to this hilarious and heart wrenching collection of short stories. Every last one includes some kind of great nerd or geek anecdote, along with some great illustrations. Whether you are in to the Star Trek Vs. Star Wars feud, you’re the underdog who’s dying to land a date with your crush, or your favorite kinds of people are theater kids, this book has got something for everyone!

List of contributing authors: Holly Black, Cecil Castellucci, M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.