Fairy Picturebook Of Hero And Sorceress [key Serial] NEW!
In the Disney version, a sorceress casts a spell on a young princess that will cause her to die at 16, when she pricks her finger on a spindle. A good fairy partially undoes the spell, so that the princess will remain asleep until she is kissed by her true love, the prince to whom she is betrothed.
Fairy Picturebook of Hero and Sorceress [key serial]
Eileen Dunlop, Elizabeth Elizabeth, (1977). I do believe this is what you are looking for! A sulky young girl, spending the summer with her historian aunt in a 200 yr. old Scottish manse, finds that she inadvertently time-travels into the life of the daughter of the original owners of the mansion. Yes, there's a twist or two at the end. Great read--I re-read it this year at Halloween. Pam Conrad, Stonewords. I actually posted this stumper and figured it out by browsing solved mysteries...thanks! Pamela Sykes, Mirror of Danger, 1973. Lucy, an orphan raised by her eccentric aunt, is sent to live in London (?) with another aunt/uncle and cousins when her aunt dies. Raised to appreciate the past, she has a hard time connecting with the modern familly. Seeking escape, she spends time in the attic of house and discovers she can escape into an alternate Victorian world and befriends a girl named Alice about her age. Things get scary when Alice wants her to stay in the past. Pam Conrad, Stonewords. The book described could be Stonewords by Pam Conrad. It's about a girl who goes to live in an old house...in England, possibly, who meets another girl who is actually a ghost(?). There is also a time travel element to the story. Darn it, it's been so long since I read the book I'm not sure I remember enough to help the poster figure out if this is, but it popped into my head when I read the stumper. Janet Lunn, Double Spell or Twin Spell? There's a part in it where one of the heroines looks out a window at the past. Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Spyhole Secrets, 2001, approximately. There is an outside chance this could be "Spyhole Secrets" by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. The book takes place entirely in modern times, but Hallie (the one doing the spying) imagines the young woman she's spying on as a fairytale princess, in fact identifies her with Rapunzel. There is a subplot about the history of the house and its possibly being haunted and so forth. Good luck!
Hilda Boden, The Mystery of Castle Croome, 1966, copyright. This sounds like The Mystery of Castle Croome, where a young heiress and her two college friends go to check out the Castle she has just inherited and solve a mystery involving a hostile caretaker. There is a scout troup camping near by, and the girls get help from the young men who are in charge of the group, and the heroine falls for one of the fellows. The author is British, but the book had both UK and US printings (hardcover and paperback) over a period of about 10 years. Stewart, Mary, Wildfire at Midnight. I don't remember many details of this book, but it takes place on the Isle of Skye, and it's a mystery/romance. Phyllis Whitney, Skye Cameron, 1957, copyright. Skye Cameron: A Dark Mansion Becomes a House of Fear for a Brave Young Girl in This Exciting Novel of Romance, Mystery and Suspense: A Paperback Library Gothic. Whitney (who died earlier this month at 102) wrote this book first, and her children's novel, Mystery on the Isle of Skye in the late 60s. Your description is NOT Wildfire at Midnight. The heroine in that is not a teenager. Janet/Gianetta is in her late 20s and divorced. She goes to a Skye hotel for a vacation from her modeling career and unexpectedly meets up with her ex-husband. There's a serial killer on the loose who gets captured, but Janet doesn't solve the crime, Skye is not her ancestral home and she has no plans for returning for keeps.
Baum was a prolific author who achieved lasting fame through his Land of Oz fantasy-adventure series. The series' first volume, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), is considered a classic of children's literature; its sequels, though uneven in quality, remain popular favorites. The Land of Oz also appeals to adults who enjoy Baum's unsentimental and mildly satiric approach to his characters and their dilemmas. Nearly unparalleled in popularity among children's writers during his lifetime, Baum believed in the expediency of writing dialogue-driven stories of adventure and magic that were free from the rampant moralizing he saw in most children's fiction. Employing humor, plucky child-heroes, and a hodge-podge of strange but comforting sidekicks, Baum's classic narratives have become an iconic part of the American literary landscape, inspiring great affection from their legions of followers and prompting many scholars to argue that Baum's Oz stories represent the first truly American fairy tales.
The Detroit Times's response to Ulveling and his coconspirators was to serialize The Wizard of Oz with a statement at the head of each installment that this was the book banned by the Detroit Public Library. The Wall Street Journal wanted to know on May 1 "where are all the shouters against conformity and censorship? Who will stand up for the dream world of childhood Baum built and the American fairy tale he created?" As for The Wizard of Oz encouraging cowardice in children, the editorial replied that "a couple of generations of young Americans were raised on the Wizard and if the Cowardly Lion affected them very much it certainly wasn't apparent in two wars and a police action. The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman are, the critics say, heartless creations (their hearts really are pretty big) but the America that learned to spell by words Baum wrote is the most charitable country (at home and abroad) that ever existed." Coincidentally, just the year before, the New York Times asked teenagers in the Greater New York area, "Which books did you like best when you were young?" They put the Oz books at the head of the class.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the first book of the Scholomance trilogy, the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.FINALIST FOR THE LODESTAR AWARD * "The dark school of magic I've been waiting for."--Katherine Arden, author of the Winternight TrilogyI decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second time he saved my life.Everyone loves Orion Lake. Everyone else, that is. Far as I'm concerned, he can keep his flashy combat magic to himself. I'm not joining his pack of adoring fans.I don't need help surviving the Scholomance, even if they do. Forget the hordes of monsters and cursed artifacts, I'm probably the most dangerous thing in the place. Just give me a chance and I'll level mountains and kill untold millions, make myself the dark queen of the world.At least, that's what the world expects. Most of the other students in here would be delighted if Orion killed me like one more evil thing that's crawled out of the drains. Sometimes I think they want me to turn into the evil witch they assume I am. The school certainly does.But the Scholomance isn't getting what it wants from me. And neither is Orion Lake. I may not be anyone's idea of the shining hero, but I'm going to make it out of this place alive, and I'm not going to slaughter thousands to do it, either.Although I'm giving serious consideration to just one.With flawless mastery, Naomi Novik creates a school bursting with magic like you've never seen before, and a heroine for the ages--a character so sharply realized and so richly nuanced that she will live on in hearts and minds for generations to come.The magic of the Scholomance trilogy continues in The Last Graduate"The can't-miss fantasy of fall 2020, a brutal coming-of-power story steeped in the aesthetics of dark academia. . . . A Deadly Education will cement Naomi Novik's place as one of the greatest and most versatile fantasy writers of our time."--BookPage (starred review)"A must-read . . . Novik puts a refreshingly dark, adult spin on the magical boarding school. . . . Readers will delight in the push-and-pull of El and Orion's relationship, the fantastically detailed world, the clever magic system, and the matter-of-fact diversity of the student body."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) 076b4e4f54