Tag: fairytale

Podcast Episode #23: A Dance With Dragons

Podcast Episode #23: A Dance With Dragons

Welcome to the twenty-third episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode we welcome our first special guest – our friend Zara! We chat about the Game of Thrones TV series and the Song of Ice and Fire book series, plus some other… Read more »

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Kids Corner: More Dragons!

Kids Corner: More Dragons!

If there’s one thing I love in a story, it’s dragons. I’m getting as many dragon books into my kids as I can so that they’ll love them too! I’ve actually already done one dragon post, but there are plenty more dragony books out there! Princess Daisy and the Dragon… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #22: Why Read YA?

Podcast Episode #22: Why Read YA?

Welcome to the twenty-second episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode we discuss why it is that adults read YA books, discuss YA literature in general and also the books we’ve been reading. This episode was recorded on March 4th, 2015. We hope… Read more »

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Review: Monstrous, MarcyKate Connolly

Review: Monstrous, MarcyKate Connolly

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for MarcyKate Connolly’s new stand-alone middle-grade fantasy book, Monstrous. The review is an extract from episode 21 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on February 18, 2015. This is a spoiler-free review, although we do hint at how things turn out. You’ve been… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #21: A Fairy Tale

Podcast Episode #21: A Fairy Tale

Welcome to the twenty-first episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode we do a joint review of Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly. We discuss other fairytales and retellings in books and films, and also talk about some kids reading resources. We also talk about… Read more »

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Kids Corner: A Fairytale or Two

Kids Corner: A Fairytale or Two

So it’s a little late for last-minute Christmas gifts but if you need a present for the special little one in your life, here are a couple of ideas – fairytale retellings with a twist! A Bean, A Stalk and a Boy Named Jack by William Joyce Published October 2014… Read more »

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Review: Stray, Elissa Sussman

Review: Stray, Elissa Sussman

In a fairy tale world, the Princess Aislynn is determined to stay on “The Path”, meet her prince charming and get her ever after.  Instead things go very wrong and she finds herself redirected into the order of the fairy godmothers.  Here in the service of another princess she starts… Read more »

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Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is based on the famous tale from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, complete with forty thieves and the treasure cave that opens to “open sesame”. In addition, steampunk machinery, magical beings plus a healthy helping of Arabian and Islamic culture make it a rich and beautiful story. Ali… Read more »

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Review: Gretel and the Dark, Eliza Granville

Review: Gretel and the Dark, Eliza Granville

“Yes, life is hard,” whispers Erika, “but knowing about other people, other civilisations, other ways of living, other places – that’s your escape route, a magical journey. Once you know about these things, no matter what happens, your mind can create stories to take you anywhere you want to go.”… Read more »

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