You may haven’t noticed that many excellent series of novels populate the fantasy genre, making it difficult to get hold of interesting fantasy books. We have tried to help narrow down your list to the following sets of books, they include;
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
Written by an English author in 1865 under a pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland narrates the story of Alice – a girl who falls into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures via a rabbit-hole. This popular novel among children, as well as adults, has been enormously influential, mainly in the fantasy genre.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by Lyman Frank Baum
This children fantasy book was first published in 1900 by Lyman Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz tells a story of a young girl named Dorothy who lives on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and a little dog named Toto. On a faithful day, the farmhouse is caught up in a tornado with Dorothy inside and deposited on a field in the country of the Munchkins.
Japanese Fairy Tales
by Yei Theodora Ozaki
Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki is a collection of Japanese fairy tales including ghouls, goblins and ogres; kindly animals and magic birds; princes and princesses, demons and dragons, and many more.
Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)
by J.M. Barrie
Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) by Scottish playwright and novelist J.M. Barrie tells the story of Peter Pan – The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. The story portrays Peter Pan as a mischievous little boy who could fly and as well cover his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy and her brothers, the Lost Boys, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Indian princess Tiger Lily and the pirate Captain Hook.
The Night Land
by William Hope Hodgson
The horror/fantasy novel – The Night Land is written by English writer William Hope Hodgson and first published in 1912. According to Lovecraft the creative work of “The Night Land” is one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written.
Irish Fairy Tales
by James Stephens
Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens is a retelling of ten Irish folktales including and not limited to The Story of Tuan mac Cairill; The Birth of Bran; The Boyhood of Fionn; The wooing of Becfola; The little Brawl at Allen.
The Book of Dragons
by Edith Nesbit
The Book of Dragon is written by Edith Nesbit with the imaginative wit of children and its an eight madcap tales of unpredictable dragons – including one whose purr quiets a fussy baby, another that is made of ice, and a fire-breathing monster that flies out of an enchanted book and eats an entire soccer team.
The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
A collection of classic stories by Rudyard Kipling which tells the story of a young boy “Mowgli” raised by wolves. It features Mowgli’s escapades and adventures with this dear friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, the ultimate triumph over the lame tiger Shere Khan, his capture by the monkey people, and his attempt to integrate into human society.
The Dark World
by Henry Kuttner
The Dark World by Henry Kuttner Is a science fantasy novel published in July 1946. The leading character is an airman called Edward Bond. He discovers that he shares his body with an alternate version of himself and travels through the portal into the fantastical alternate dimension where he enters a conflict unexpectedly.
The Blue Fairy Book
by Andrew Lang
Lang’s The Blue Fairy-tale Book is an assembly of series of fairy tale collection with three from the Arabians, five from Madame d’Aulnoy, seven from the Brothers Grimm, and four Norse stories, among other sources. Most of these tales had there the first appearance in English via this impressive handwork of Andrew Lang.