Do you enjoy books like Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted or Donna Jo Napoli’s Zel? Strong heroines who survive by their wits, humorous dialogue to rival The Princess Bride, friends from a knight who happens to be a horse to a butler who looks suspiciously like a stork — all these things fill the pages of Linda Medley’s witty original fairy tales. The Curse of Brambly Hedge (can you guess what fairy tale that refers to?) relates the origin of Castle Waiting, a towering home for misfits and wanderers who need sanctuary. The Lucky Road follows the tale of Lady Jain, a classic heroine with a dark secret, and her welcome into the rag-tag extended family at Castle Waiting.
Castle Waiting, vol. 1 By Linda Medley ISBN: 9781560977476 Fantagraphics 2006 (new edition)
Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline | She/Her
Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.