Once Upon a Time II challenge completed! This is my second year participating in this challenge, and I really enjoyed it. For this challenge I chose “Quest the First” which was to read at least 5 books that “fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time II criteria. They could all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.” My list just kept expanding, and I ended up reading 12 books! (Two books on my original list were postponed until my Summer Break.)
I chose to include some books in my Quest that I could read to my second graders, and then put together a Fairy Tale Unit that they really enjoyed. So this reading challenge also had a very positive and enjoyable impact on my students.
Carl’s challenges and web site have introduced me to many new (to me) authors and artists. He’s an incredible host, and I am already looking forward to his R.I.P. challenge in the fall, and next year’s Once Upon a Time Challenge. Thank you so much, Carl, for introducing me to some tremendous writers and expanding my reading world so much!
My Completed Quest:
- The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
- Brian Froud’s Faerieland project: The Wild Wood, by Charles de Lint; The Wood Wife, by Terri Windling; Something Rich and Strange, by Patricia A. McKillip; and Hannah’s Garden, by Midory Snyder
- Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale
- Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen
- Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, by May Gibbs
- Seven Wild Sisters, by Charles de Lint
- Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham, by J.R.R Tolkien
- Solstice Wood, by Patricia A. McKillip