The Fairytale Hairdresser


Author: Abie Longstaff
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 055256186X
Category: Children's stories
Page: 32
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Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of fairyland. From Red Riding Hood to the Seven Dwarves, she thinks she's seen it all - until one day she meets a wicked witch with a big hairy problem!

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Frog


Author: Abie Longstaff
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141389214
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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The Fairytale Hairdresser is styling her fairytale friends for an animal-themed parade to celebrate Prince Freddie's coronation. But Prince Freddie is nowhere to be seen - could his mysterious uncle be behind the disappearance? And who is the funny little frog in Kittie's salon? Together with her new friend Princess Lily, and armed with all her hairdressing skills, Kittie sets out to solve the mysteries and bring order back to Fairy Land.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid


Author: Abie Longstaff
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448192641
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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The little memaid is all in a lather - the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! The Fairytale Hairdresser will need all her hairdressing (and matchmaking) skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after. This magical, fairytale adventure is awash with funny fairytale references to spot and favourite friends to find, with a sprinkling of glitz and glamour. The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

The Fairy Tale of My Life

An Autobiography
Author: Hans Christain Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461741696
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 610
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Danish poet and novelist Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is best known for the dozens of fairy tales he wrote, including "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Snow Queen." Andersen's sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity are strikingly evident in his autobiography. Andersen masterfully depicts the extreme poverty of his provincial childhood and the international celebrity of his later years, and also provides insights into the sources of many of his most famous tales.


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0552575194
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How to Catch a Witch


Author: Abie Longstaff
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407170341
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Charlie and her family have moved from the big city to a small country village, and everything feels wrong. Their cottage is old and creepy. Anxiety about her new school is causing Charlie's stutter to return. And the villagers are just plain weird. Not least, Agatha, who may not have a broomstick or a cauldron, but is definitely a witch...

Hans Christian Andersen

The Life of a Storyteller
Author: Jackie Wullschlager
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226917474
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 489
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Describes Andersen's turbulent and difficult life, from his birth in 1805, through his success as a writer in mid-nineteenth-century Europe, to his desperate search for love, ambition, and meaning.

The Mummy Shop


Author: Abie Longstaff
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 1407171356
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Does your mummy tell you off for jumping on your bed? Does she make you eat vegetables when you don't want to? Then call The Mummy Shop, and we will help you find the perfect new mummy. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! When a little boy grows tired of his mummy, he calls The Mummy Shop for help. But after a number of mishaps and misunderstandings, he starts to think he may have made a big mistake... A laugh-out-loud tale of one boy's quest to find the perfect mummy... his own!

Hans Christian Andersen

A New Life
Author: Jens Andersen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781585676422
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 624
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A portrait published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the writer's birth evaluates his role as a critical journalist and supporter of the scientific community, citing his travel writings, his achievements as a cut-paper artist, and his struggles with hypochondria. 15,000 first printing.

Arzee the Dwarf


Author: Chandrahas Choudhury
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177533
Category: Fiction
Page: 210
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Arzee the dwarf had a dream, and now that dream has come true. Arzee has just been crowned as head projectionist at the Noor, the Bombay cinema where he has been working since his teens. The Noor's vast, encircling darkness, the projection room's invisible perch above the vault of the cinema on one side and the bustle of south Bombay on the other, the grand illusion-making of the great beam: these riches are what give Arzee the power and the heft that his own body does not possess. Arzee is sure that the worst of his troubles are behind him, and that he can now marry and settle down -- even if his wife is someone his fond mother has had to scout for him. But not for the first time, Arzee has it all wrong! The Noor is about to be closed down, taking away to its grave all his hopes of this world and his walls against it. A new darkness threatens, more sinister than the comforting womb-night of the Noor. Arzee knows he will be crushed by that new cycle of rage and impotence, all these added to the perpetual indignity of walking face-to-face with "the crotches and asses of this world". Arzee the Dwarf follows Arzee over two weeks, setting off Arzee's frenzied plotting and pleading against the beating and pulsing of the great city around him. The narration vividly brings to life not just the protagonist, but also a host of characters to whom Arzee turns in his hour of need: the departing head projectionist Phiroz, the sneering faux-gangster Deepak, the poetical taxi-driver Dashrath Tiwari, the enigmatic hairdresser Monique, and the garrulous and homely Shireen. Can Arzee fight off all the forces that menace his world, or will the vast city that he loves succeed in crushing him? Chandrahas Choudhury's bittersweet comedy, selected by World Literature Today as one of 60 essential works of modern Indian literature in English, is a novel about the strange beauty of human dreaming.

Lily and Bear


Author: Lisa Stubbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481444174
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A little girl imagines her best friend who comes to life one magical afternoon in this heartwarming, debut picture book from popular Etsy artist Lisa Stubbs. Lily likes nothing better than to imagine and draw the things she loves. She draws cats and birds and boats and houses, and one day she makes a very special drawing of a bear who comes to life. Lily shows Bear her favorite things, and Bear shows Lily his—because everyone knows that friends help friends see the world in a new way. That’s why Lily and Bear are forever friends!

Fairies of Blossom Bakery: Cookie and the Secret Sleepover


Author: Mandy Archer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448172896
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Cookie loved baking with her best friend Cupcake so much that she organises a secret sleepover just for them. But what will she do when she’s invited over to Button’s house on the day of the sleepover? Will she tell them about her secret? A gorgeous new series about fairies, friendship and baking!

The Kind Mama

A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning
Author: Alicia Silverstone
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623360412
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 368
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When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal—and then assume that new motherhood will be just as challenging, from breastfeeding woes to screaming fits. It doesn't have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one's "baby house" in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive "baby nest." The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone, while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood.

Very Little Sleeping Beauty


Author: Teresa Heapy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328684075
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Very Little Sleeping Beauty is adorably re-cast as a very little precocious toddler in this modern retelling of the classic tale. Once upon a bedtime, a certain little girl isn't very sleepy at all—tomorrow is her birthday, and she is reeling with excitement. From lullaby to stories to tickles to dancing, Daddy tries just about everything to get this little toddler to go to bed. Will Very Little Sleeping Beauty finally fall asleep to rest up for her big day? Look for all three books in this must-have read-aloud series: Very Little Red Riding Hood, Very Little Cinderella, and Very Little Sleeping Beauty.

The Pink Hotel

A Novel
Author: Anna Stothard
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250026814
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE "This book moved and provoked me in ways I can't fully articulate....Extraordinary."—Anna Paquin (True Blood) A seventeen-year-old girl pieces together the mystery of her mother's life and death among the bars and bedrooms of Los Angeles in this dazzling debut novel. A raucous, drug-fueled party has taken over a boutique hotel on Venice Beach—it's a memorial for Lily, the now-deceased, free-spirited proprietress of the place. Little do the attendees know that Lily's estranged daughter—and the nameless narrator of this striking novel—is among them, and she has just walked off with a suitcase of Lily's belongings. Abandoned by Lily many years ago, she has come a long way to learn about her mother, and the stolen suitcase—stuffed with clothes, letters, and photographs—contains not only a history of her mother's love life, but perhaps also the key to her own identity. As the tough, resourceful narrator tracks down her mother's former husbands, boyfriends, and acquaintances, a risky reenactment of her life begins to unfold. Lily had a knack for falling in love with the wrong people, and one man, a fashion photographer turned paparazzo, has begun to work his sinuous charms on the young woman. Told with high style and noirish flare, Anna Stothard's The Pink Hotel is a powerfully evocative debut novel about wish fulfillment, reckless impulse, and how we discover ourselves.

Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon


Author: Rachel Valentine
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408836785
Category: Children's stories
Page: 32
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A dragon, a princess, a rescue mission and even a bit of breakdancing . . . Being different can be so much fun!

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue


Author: Caryl Hart
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763696323
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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After learning that Santa is sick, Princess Eliza helps the elves get everything ready for the upcoming Christmas Eve.

How to Trap a Wolf


Author: Abie Longstaff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407162522
Category:
Page: 240
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Charlie is finally testing her powers as a witch. But when new boy Zack joins the school, everything goes wrong. He seems perfect - but Charlie is sure there's more to him than meets the eye. Another enchanting exploration of friendship and magic, from best-selling author Abie Longstaff.

Princess Milly and the Ballerina Ball


Author: Lauren Beard
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780723286219
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Princess Milly and her friends are so excited about the upcoming Ballerina Ball! The dresses, the dancing, the decorations! But, oh no, will Milly's magic get in a muddle again?! Luckily for Princess Milly, friendship is a spell that always works.

Shear Heaven


Author: Katy Regnery
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944810177
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From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale. In this modern-retelling of Rapunzel, hair stylist Bella Capelli, who works in a salon at the top of the New York Metro Tower Hotel, falls hard for His Serene Highness, Prince Nico De'Medici, in town for the wedding of his twin sister. But Bella isn't really princess material and Nico is promised to another. When a week of romance quickly turns into love, Bella and Nico will have to figure out if a country girl and a prince can mesh two different worlds into one happily-ever-after.