From Once Upon a Time When the Princess Rescued the Prince
by Rosemary Lake

For Teachers Only

FKGL1

FRE2

Words

Title

3.7

89.0

725

The Vampire Grandmother

Very young heroine does cunning switch on Red Riding Hood

4.1

88.6

2,100

The Little Brother Who Cried “Wolf!”

Older sister copes with wolf and villagers: ingenuity, self-reliance, planning.

4.3

86.2

1,900

The Crystal Sphere

Young confident girl adventurer with magic tools and book of wizardry.

4.4

84.9

2,000

The Enchanted Crab

Very confident princess rescues prince by swimming; some comedy.

4.4

84.9

2,500

The Flying Turnips

Young heroine; escape from abuse by planning and trusting outsiders.

4.7

85.6

3,300

The Enchanted Tree

Romance, friendship, respect. Forest idyll, comic animals.

4.8

83.3

2,400

The Bear Princess

Independence, solitude, romance. “Take this golden hair and stuff it!”

4.9

83.0

1,200

Panalou's Little Red Riding Hood

Small change to the classic: Grandmother snips herself out of stomach.

4.9

82.4

2,200

Sir Marzipan

Confident princess makes, then rescues, her ideal man; planning.

4.9

81.0

3,500

The Girl Who Could Not Shudder

Young confident heroine; comedy. Compassion prevents fear.

5.1

83.7

2,800

Queen of the May & the Vampires

Romance; sword-fighting heroine kills vampires; cool thinking, perseverance.

5.8

77.6

2,200

The False Dragonfly Queen

Animal characters, comedy. Happy result of minding ones own business.

6.7

76.7

3,200

Under the Glass Mountain

Romance, ingenuity, self-reliance. Rejection of shame.

Note 1) Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level

Note 2) Flesch Reading Ease

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