Questions tagged [fairy-tales]

A fairy tales is a fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children. For example, the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel.

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Girl lives with witch who tries to marry a prince in place of the girl

This is what I recall about the book: It was about a young girl whose parents died at sea, when the ship they were sailing on sank during a storm. The young girl is living with a cruel woman whom I ...
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Two boys pursued through the woods by a fire-eyed monster who tears up trees

Short story or folktale from before 1972. Could be decades earlier. Two boys are pursued by monster who says something like, "Rum, rum, Sally Drum! Tearing up trees and throwing them as I come!" ...
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YA Novel with a Teenage Girl and a Child Changeling

I read this book maybe fifteen years ago. It may have been contemporary for the time or a bit older. I remember it referenced a number of old fairy stories, although I wasn't familiar with them at the ...