The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold (softcover)
Once upon a time, in New York City, two girls meet a mysterious stranger, Bear, who comes to their door one winter night. Rose quickly befriends him, but Blanche is suspicious. To her, Bear seems to... More > be a dangerous person who is hiding things. She's seen him covertly associate with the "drug crowd" at their high school and he tries to sell valuable church artifacts to shady dealers. He is somehow connected to the old abandoned church next to their high school.
But Rose is impressed by Bear's love and knowledge of literature and poetry. Taking her and Blanche to the opera confirms for her that Bear is trustworthy. And yet, as events unfold, even Rose must admit that Bear is hiding dangerous activities from them.
A classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm comes to life as two very different sisters, timid Blanche and impulsive Rose, seek to discover Bear's identity and secret mission. New 2008 revision of a teen novel that has become a cult favorite with hundreds of readers.< Less
Alex O'Donnell and the Forty Cyberthieves
When his computer hacker dad discovers a secret website, Alex O’Donnell and his girlfriend Kateri become embroiled in a mystery that leads to sudden wealth and murder. A modern retelling of the... More > classic Arabian Nights tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.”< Less
Waking Rose: A Fairy Tale Retold (softcover)
"I love him more than poetry... I love him more than song."
Ever since he rescued her from Certain Death, Rose Brier has had a crush on Ben Denniston, otherwise known as Fish. But Fish,... More > struggling with problems of his own, thinks that Rose should go looking elsewhere for a knight in shining armor. Trying to forget him, Rose goes to college, takes up with a sword-wielding band of brothers, and starts an investigation into her family's past that proves increasingly mysterious. Then a tragic accident occurs, and Fish, assisted by Rose's new friends, finds himself drawn into a search through a tangle of revenge and corruption that might be threatening Rose's very life. The climax is a crucible of fear, fight, and fire that Fish must pass through to reach Rose and conquer his dragons.
The long-awaited third volume in the Snow White and Rose Red
trilogy by Regina Doman, based on another well-loved Grimm's fairy tale.< Less
Black as Night: A Fairy Tale Retold (softcover)
The second book in the Fairy Tale Novels series by Regina Doman, the sequel to The Shadow of the Bear. Blanche Brier is alone for the summer in New York City, separated from her boyfriend, Bear. But... More > her summer job brings her a jealous enemy and unsuspected terror. She finds temporary shelter with seven friars, but it's not clear to Blanche how she can escape the evil that's stalking her...< Less