Report cards are done and sent home; parent conferences are completed; Spring is finally arriving; and it’s time for Carl V’s Once Upon a Time 2 Challenge
I so enjoyed last year’s experience with this challenge, and have been looking forward to this 2nd go-around for quite awhile. Since my Spring Break is coming up the first week of April, I am going to set out on my journey immediately and enjoy myself!
I love the way this Challenge is structured so that you can choose which “QUEST” you will follow in your reading. I have chosen “Quest the First,” in which you read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time 2 criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres
. I want to read a good mix of genres, and also good mix of classic and modern.
Here’s my starting place. I also have a list of other possible choices for my Quest because I learned last year that I need to be able to substitute or add other books to my original list as I discover new pathways and new treasures along the way.
Thanks, Carl, for hosting another wonderful challenge! I can’t wait to start reading!
- The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
- 100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Black Ships Before Troy, by Rosemary Sutcliff
- Four wonderful authors each wrote an “ecologically-minded story” based on a Brian Froud painting they chose from his Faerieland project. I’m going to read The Wild Wood, by Charles de Lint; The Wood Wife, by Terri Windling; Something Rich and Strange, by Patricia McKillip; and Hannah’s Garden, by Midori Snyder
- Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale