Once upon a time in a magical kingdom far, far away, there lived… Kids and adults alike are charmed by this opening line found in many enchanting stories. Being enchanted means to subject to magical influence, to be bewitched, mesmerized, captivated, entranced, infatuated and spellbound by someone or something. Enchanted stories also take you on a sensational journey where frogs turn to princes, and you all live happily ever after.
I love enchanting stories and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will beguile us with some of their most delightful books. Check them out below.
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Everyone loves reading about imprisoned princesses and how a galliant knight saves them. Well, not in this series. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles is a four book set that tells the tales and misadventures of a princess who simply refuses to be proper and her love for dragons.
Cimorene is the youngest daughter of King Linderwall, and she’s also a princess. But she’s everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomboyish, smart – and bored. So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon – and finds the family and excitement she’s been looking for. No needlepoint for this princess, she wants to learn sword fighting, magic, politics, and more. Includes include Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons. I promise you, you’ll be delighted by this series.
Enchanted is a charming tumble of fairy tales, spiced with humor and sprinkled with true love. It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling of sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.
When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland, and a man Sunday’s family despises.
The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But, Sunday is not so easy to woo. How will this end? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past, and hers?
Color Me Enchanted:
A Coloring Book of Fairy Tales from Around the World
Unleash your inner artist through the pages of Color Me Enchanted. Drawing inspiration from fairy tales told around the world, Masha D’yans and Gala Lazuli lay before you whimsical, magical art filled with fair maidens, dreadful beasts, and enchanted forests. All that’s needed to bring them to life is color and imagination. So grab whatever medium you prefer and create something spectacular.
Color Me Enchanted features more than sixty-five pages to color, perforated pages for easy removal, and as a special bonus – pages that together complete a fairyland scene! The final images in the book can be displayed as a grouping to make a large and lovely piece of wall art.