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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #11


Welcome! You have arrived at Stop #11 in the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt.

WHERE: The hunt begins with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren's site. (Hunt through the site using Chrome or Firefox, NOT Explorer.)

WHEN: Starts on Thursday 11/7 at noon, mountain time and ends on Sunday 11/10 at midnight.

HOW: Collect clues (in RED) at each stop. Write them down as you go. Submit your entry at the final stop (back on Lisa Bergren’s site).

WHAT: Win over $1500 in book prizes and more!

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Hey everyone! I'm Jody Hedlund and I write historical romance for both adults and teens. You can learn more about me and all my books here on my site and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

EVERMORE is the first novel in my newest medieval fairy tale series. Here's a little bit about the book:  Raised by a noble family, Lady Adelaide has always known she’s an orphan. Little does she realize she’s one of the lost princesses and the true heir to Mercia’s throne…until a visitor arrives at her family estate, reveals her birthright as queen, and thrusts her into a quest for the throne whether she’s ready or not.



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Four Reasons Why Fairy Tales Are Important

 By Jody Hedlund

I love reading fairy tales. I always have. And now as an adult, I've had the fun opportunity to write a medieval, fairy-tale series. My Lost Princesses series, which just released this fall, is for youth and adults alike.

But why the fascination with fairy tales? Why do such stories have timeless and ageless appeal?

1. Fairy tales teach us about right and wrong. In a world that perpetuates so much gray, fairy tales show us that good is still good and evil is still evil.

2. Fairy tales teach us how to persevere. As we watch the heroes/heroines figure out how to push through their difficulties and come out stronger, we learn to do the same. G.K. Chesterton once said, “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”

3. Fairy tales teach us life lessons. In a time when chivalry and decency have become antiquated, fairy tales give us lessons on how to sacrifice, show kindness, be noble and heroic, live with integrity, and more.

4. Fairy tales give us hope. Let’s face it. Real life can be super hard and depressing. Fairy tales remind and inspire us to rise up and find justice, work for fairness, and triumph over terrible odds.

Hans Christian Andersen said, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” If you’re like me, then your life doesn’t usually resemble a “wonderful fairy tale.” But such stories give us the optimism to see life as a glass half full rather than half empty. And for Christians, we have hope for the ultimate happily-ever-after in the life to come!



If you’re interested in learning more about the series, you can find out more HERE on my website or order the series on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at your local bookstore!

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LEAVE A COMMENT: What is your favorite fairy-tale?

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236 comments:

  1. Favorite Fairy Tale - Beauty and the Beast

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  2. Favorite Fairy tale would have to be Sleeping Beauty

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  3. I like the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. It's the dreamy library! :)

    My daughter has read all of your YA novels apart from this new series. If I win, it will be for her.

    Thanks, Jody.

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  4. My favorite is Cinderella.

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  5. I have always been a sucker for Cinderella. I love that she wins in the end over her arch villain the step mom

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  6. My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella. But I really like the Disney movie Tangled. I think it's a great spin-off of Rapunzel!

    eclitton at gmail dot com

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  7. Cinderella is my favorite fairy tale.

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  8. I love fairy tales especially Cinderella and the Little Mermaid.

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  9. I would say my favorite is beauty and the beast.

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  10. I would say my favorite is Cinderella.

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  11. I just finished the Lost Princesses Series and enjoyed the books very much. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale.

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  12. Cinderella because she arose from the ashes

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  13. My favorite tail is Cinderella

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  15. My favorite fairy tale is Rapunzel.

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  16. Beauty and the Beast

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  17. Sleeping Beauty because as a young girl, I wanted my own Prince to rescue me! :-) I haven't read any of your YA books yet Jody, but have enjoyed many of your historical.

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    1. I pinned the giveaway on my Pinterest giveaway board and shared on Facebook

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  18. I recently discovered The Goose Girl, after reading Melanie Dickerson's The Noble Servant. I loved her story! Captivating from start to end, just like all of your wonderful stories Jody. ❤

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  19. I love fairy tales, so it's hard to choose a favorite. But one of my favorites is Beauty and the Beast.

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  20. My favorite fairytale is Cidnerella

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  21. Cinderella is definitely my favorite! I love the covers of this beautiful series. Congratulations!

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  22. Cinderella - and all the variations.

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  23. Beauty and the Beast because I've always had my nose stuck in a book, and that library!!!

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    2. My favorite fairy tale is probably Beauty and the Beast.

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  24. The Little Mermaid.

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  25. Beauty and the Beast!! I've loved it since I saw Disney's version as a kid. I love the idea of seeing past the outside to the heart...just like God does with us!!

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  26. Beauty and the Beast. and I pinned on pinterest. Can't wait to read this series.

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  27. The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Singing Springing Lark, and The Glass Axe.

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  28. Beauty and the Beast - the books and library!

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  29. 12 Dancing Princesses. Pinned on Pinterest. Can't figure out if my comment posted previously. If so, sorry about that. Name would be either Xumin Hong (Togepi8164) [5 minutes ago] or Leah () [5-10 min ago] or both.

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  30. Beauty and the beast is my favorite fairy tale.

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  32. I like Cinderella. It shows to never give up hope, think positive and that good things come to those that wait.
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  33. 12 Dancing Princesses and the Wild Swans are actually tied for me. I love fairy tales in general though!

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  34. I love Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella!

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  35. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite!!

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  36. Not sure if this counts, but the movie Anastasia that Disney made is my favorite, favorite fairytale!

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  37. I have always liked Cinderella.

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  38. I would probably choose Beauty and the Beast.

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  39. Beauty and the Beast

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  40. It is so hard to choose a favorite. At the moment, I guess I would choose The Sleeping Beauty!

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  41. Beauty and the Beast! I shared The Princesses giveaway on both Pinterest and Facebook.

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  42. The Little Mermaid. Though not because of the book, because of the Disney movie!

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    Sleeping beauty, although everyone in my family says Cinderella is more like me because I have small feet.

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  44. Hard to choose, but I'd probably go with either Cinderella or The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Love your stories!

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  45. My favorite fairytale is The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
    Can’t wait to read these stories!

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  46. I posted on twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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  47. either beauty and the beast or cinderella

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  48. The Princess and the Pea. I saw it on TV many years ago starring Carol Burnett.

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  49. Beauty and The Beast. The covers are georgous. Thanks for the chance.

    Tighefan42atgmaildotcom

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  50. I shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

    Tighefan42atgmaildotcom

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  51. My favorite Fairy Tale would probably be Cinderella.

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  52. Beauty and the Beast. Shared on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook!

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  53. If you would consider it a fairy tale, I love Alice in Wonderland!

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  54. It's tough to choose just one, but it'd be a toss up between Cinderella or The Little Mermaid. p.s. is this series giveaway US only or is Canada (BC) okay? Thanks!

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  55. It is a toss up between Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. I have many others I enjoy, too, but these are my favorite :)

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  56. Sleeping Beauty and Repunzel.
    I have pinned to Pinterest two of your graphics under my miscellaneous, and also shared on Facebook.

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  57. Mine would have to be Beauty and the Beast!!!

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  58. Cinderella sarahmom335@yahoo.com

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  59. I'm quite partial to Rapunzel

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    1. And I pinned to pinterest; on my books worth reading page (email is angeh7394@gmail.com -showing as unknown for some reason...)

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  60. Either beauty and the beast or rapunzel!

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  61. I've always loved Sleeping Beauty.

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  62. Whatever novel with a fairy tale retelling seems to become my favorite fairy tale!
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  63. Definitely CINDERELLA!
    Lianne Friesen

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  64. I’ve always loved the story of Beauty and the Beast in that the heroine shows kindness and compassion towards one who doesn’t seem to deserve it and, because of her actions, acted out in love, a life is transformed and what was once beastly became something beautiful.

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  65. My favorite princesses growing up were Jasmine and Ariel, so I guess their stories would be my favorite fairy tales.

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  66. I loved most fairy tales growing up, but one of my favorites was the 12 Dancing Princesses. I checked out the book illustrated by Errol Le Cain many times. I loved looking at the details in each of their dresses.

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  67. My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella ❤️

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  68. I have so many but I guess Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  69. I'm intrigued by these "big girl fairy tales" so I'm going to check them out.

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  70. Cinderella has probably always been my favorite.

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  71. The Little Mermaid was always my favorite growing up but as an adult I've grown to love Rapunzel!

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  72. I am sorry, but I don’t think I have a favorite one.

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  73. I used to read all the "color" fairy books, but I'm not sure I have a favorite tale. The first that comes to mind is Beauty and the Beast.

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  74. It's hard to pick just one but I would say Peter Pan.

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  75. Thank you for the opportunity. I love your YA noveks. Rapunzel and Mulan were my long time favorites, but I enjoy watching all princess movies with my daughters. ❤️

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  76. my favorite is Rapunzel!

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  77. Definitely Beauty and the Beast!

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  78. I have two: Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast

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  79. My favorite growing up was The Little Mermaid and to this day I'm fascinated with mermaids!

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  80. Wow! This is tough to answer. I like Cinderella and Rapunzel and ....

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  81. My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella.

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  82. I love fairy tales! I think Beauty and the Beast is my favorite.

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  83. I enjoyed all kinds of fairy tales. I guess one of my favorite would be the elves and the shoemaker. Even though I fell in love with the library in the Disney movie of Beauty and the Beast.

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  84. I like Beauty and the Beast, Disney did a wonderful film.

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  85. did , https://www.pinterest.com/pin/213639576060325754

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  86. My favorite fairytale is Rapunzel. I love it so much!! I pinned the book cover onto Pinterest.

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  87. I love fairytales! Cinderella is one of my favorites.

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  88. I love fairy tales! My favorite would have to be Beauty and the Beast.

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  89. There are so many good ones out there that I love. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast would be some of my top ones.

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  90. I really like the fairy tale story of Cinderella.

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  91. Cinderella has always been my favorite. Thank you for the fun

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  92. Cinderella is my favourite.

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  93. Cinderella is my favorite fairy tale.

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  94. I love Beauty and the Beast!

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  95. My favorite would have to be Beauty and the Beast

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  97. Cinderella has always been my favorite fairy tale.

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  98. My favorite is Cinderella. I love the Rogers and Hammerstein version.

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  99. It is a toss up between Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty

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  100. Cinderella because it was the first fairy tale I watched on TV and dreamed about becoming.

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  101. My favorite Fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast, loved the original French Fairytale and Disney' Beauty and the Beast is the first movie I saw in theaters.

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  102. I LOVE Beauty & the Beast & Cinderella. I can relate to the Beauty & the Beast because I always felt like I was Belle.

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  103. My favorite fairytale is either Beauty and the Beast or Rapunzel!

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  104. Favorite fairy tale would be Ugly Duckling.

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  105. I do like Beauty and the Beast but I wish there was more dialogue between the Beast and Belle

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  106. Cinderella jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  107. My favorite fairy tale is beauty and the beast

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  108. My favorite fairy tale is Little Red Riding Hood. I shared on Facebook and Twitter.

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  109. The Wizard of Oz

    Amber

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  110. I love Beauty and the Beast! And Cinderella!

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  111. This series sounds amazing!!! I would be so thrilled to win. I would have to say my favorite fairy tale (picking from Disney versions) is Sleeping Beauty. I always loved the fairies and the story itself. There are some versions of it out there that are disturbing... but the Disney one I really liked as a child and even now.

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  112. Beauty and the Beast. Always teaching one that beauty is first found within, never judge a book by it's cover.

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  113. Shared on Facebook
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  114. Shared on Instagram under @jenningstashia

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  115. Shared on Pinterest
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  116. Also, I shared on Pinterest and on Facebook about the giveaway. :D

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  117. i shared all the book look great and love the cover if i wish you have some book mark made for them and i like to get them

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  118. Evermore sound intriguing. Also, I love the titles of all the books in the Lost Princesses series!

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  119. I love your 4 reasons why fairytales are important. :) Also, my favorite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast.

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  120. My favorite is The Little Mermaid with the ocean and all the sea creatures. Under the sea... I shared about the giveaway on Pinterest and on Facebook as well.

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  121. I think my favorite is Cinderella. I like the idea of the underdog winning, especially when their opponents are trying to cheat their way to the top.

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  122. The Little Mermaid was my favorite as a child(I pretended I was a mermaid). I also love Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

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  123. Beauty and the Beast all the way!!!

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  124. I love Beauty and the Beast and Disney's Tangled.

    Thank you so much,
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  125. The Light Princess by George MacDonald

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  126. My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella.

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  127. Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite!

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  128. The one where the witch got shoved into the oven. Maybe that was Hansel and Gretel. Well, I like them and gingerbread and candy houses.

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  129. I love Beauty and the Beast and Disney's Hercules (does that count? :D)

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