A few book recommendations if you want to escape into a fairy tale world

The Winnipeg Public Library shares book suggestions that can be accessed at home

If you are looking for a few books to help you temporarily escape reality, Megan, our Youth Services Librarian, has a few fairy tale themed book recommendations that just might do the trick.

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Cover image of The Night Country by Melissa Albert

 

“The Night Country” is the second book in the Hazel Wood series by Melissa Albert. It follows Alice, a teen girl who cannot escape the Hinterland, a supernatural world. The first book is “The Hazel Wood.”

“It’s a really great choice of reading material if you’re someone who enjoys fairytales and is maybe looking for something a little different,” said Megan. “These books have a little bit more teeth.”
 

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Cover of “The Princess Saves Herself in this One” by Amanda Lovelace

 

The Princess Saves Herself in this One” by Amanda Lovelace is a collection of poetry written in four parts, each from a different perspective.

“I don’t read poetry all the time but I do find it’s a nice option if you are feeling a little bit unfocused or don’t quite have the energy to hop into something that is a little bit longer,” said Megan.

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Cover of “Sweet Macarons: Delectable French Confections for Every Day”

 

Sweet Macarons: Delectable French Confections for Every Day” is a recipe book that helps teach you how to make the treats fit for a fairy tale. Megan said she picked up the book after a failed attempt at making macarons using a recipe she found on the Internet.

“This book has been really helpful,” she said. “Now, I can safely say that I am able to put a batch into the oven and pull them out and they look looking like macarons.

You can explore the Winnipeg Public Library’s collection to find many other fairy tale themed books.

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