Fairy tales transport readers to magical places where good battles evil and heroic deeds are done. Fantastic creatures inhabit these fairy-tale worlds, where supernatural events happen during everyday life. Someone often lives happily ever after in these enchanting tales, but what makes the character happy can be surprising.
Aimed at middle school reading level, realistic range would be from upper elementary on up. For adults, would be useful to get a "feel" of the genres, though these aren't hefty duty "how to write" texts. Readers become writers with tips from expert authors. Each book concentrates on a particular genre, providing writing activities, excerpts from well-known works, and a writer’s timeline to help translate imagination into real stories.