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Modern Fairy Tales

Grimm is a television show highlighting Detective Nick Burkhardt in Portland who just so happens to be able to view mythical creatures. Nick learns that he is a descendant from the "Grimms" known as "guardians," who are in charge of keeping a well sustained balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. He also befriends one of these creatures who helps him in battles against those who pose a threat. Each episode has creatures from our favorite fairy tales with a modern spin.

Once Upon a Time is currently in its second season. This fantasy-drama takes place in the little town of Storybrooke, Maine. Each person is actually a character from different fairy tales who were transported to the modern day world after being put under a curse by the Evil Queen. This curse was meant to take away their memories and their happy endings. Emma Swan, who is revealed to be the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, is the only person who can reverse the curse and get everyone's memories back.

Finally, Beauty and the Beast focuses on a detective named Catherine Chandler, who watched her mother get shot and saved by some type of beast in the same night. Nine years after the traumatic experience, Catherine is given a case that leads her to man, Vincent Keller, who everyone thought was dead. Catherine befriends him and realizes she has more of a connection with him than she thought.

Check out a few books from OverDrive to brush up on your Grimm's fairy tale knowledge before you dive into the visual fantasy land.

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