book lists

Portal Fantasy.

Chapter Books:

Mary Pope Osborne, Dinosaurs Before Dark (1992)

Magic Tree House #1.

Jack and Annie’s very first fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Where did the tree house come from?

Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur’s dinner?”

Sarah Mlynowski, Fairest of All (2012)

Whatever After #1

A fresh, modern spin on a classic fairy tale–from bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski!

Once upon a time my brother and I were normal kids. The next minute? The mirror in our basement slurped us up and magically transported us inside Snow White’s fairy tale. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.But hey — we’re heroes! We stopped Snow White from eating the poisoned apple. Hooray! Or not. If Snow White doesn’t die, she won’t get to meet her prince. And then she won’t get her happy ending. Oops. Now it’s up to us to:

– Avoid getting poisoned

– Sneak into a castle

– Fix Snow White’s story

But Snow White’s REAL happy ending might not be quite what we expected . . .”


M. T. Khan, Nura and the Immortal Palace (2022)

A magical adventure rooted in Muslim culture and tradition, Nura and the Immortal Palace follows a young girl’s journey from modern-day Pakistan into the world of the jinn.

Nura has worked all her life in the mica mines, earning just enough to keep her family afloat – and enjoy the odd delicious gulab jamun from the market. Some day she’s going to find the Demon’s Tongue, a legendary treasure buried deep in the mines, and her family will never have to worry about money again.

But when a terrible accident buries her best friend below ground, Nura goes in search of him and passes over into the magical and terrible world of the jinn. Across a pink sea and under a purple sky, she finds her way to a palace, where great riches and a whole new life are on offer.

But it’s not long before Nura discovers this world to be as unfair as the real one, and that trickster jinns will always live up to their reputation…”

Young Adult Books:

Ирина Шевченко, Осторожно, женское фэнтези (2018)

Когда-то я завидовала героиням романов и мечтала оказаться на их месте. Прямо скажем, завидовать мне не стоило. Хотя, возможно, все было бы иначе, окажись я на месте героини какой-нибудь другой книги, а не своей собственной, к тому же недописанной. Теперь, чтобы вернуться домой, придется закончить историю изнутри. Разобраться с таинственными исчезновениями студентов магической академии, влюбить в себя неприступного красавца и при этом не завалить учебу. Задача непростая, но с божьей помощью справлюсь. Только вот бог, который меня в это втянул, помогать не спешит…”

TV Mini Series:

The 10th Kingdom (2000)

A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great Queens Snow White, Cinderella and Riding Hood III have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins.”


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