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  • Bibliography:
    20 Books - 1 Series
  • First Book:
    November 1978
  • Latest Book:
    October 2013
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Full Series List in Order

Damar

1 - The Blue Sword (Oct-1982)
2 - Door in the Hedge (Apr-1981)
3 - The Hero and the Crown (1984)

Multi-Author Series List

Fairytale Retellings: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty (Nov-1978)
Rose Daughter (1997)

Fairytale Retellings: Sleeping Beauty

Spindle's End (Jun-2000)

Fairytale Retellings: Rapunzel

A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories (May-1994)

Fairytale Retellings: The Frog Prince

Door in the Hedge (Apr-1981)

Book List in Order: 20 titles


  • A strange imprisonment Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. But what she lacks in looks, she can perhaps make up for in courage. When her father comes home with the tale of ...



  • Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on the...



  • When Harry Crewe's father dies, she leaves her Homeland to travel east, to Istan, the last outpost of the Homelander empire, where her elder brother is stationed.Harry is drawn to the bleak landscape of the northeast frontier, so unlike the green hil...



  • AERIN COULD NOT REMEMBER A TIME WHEN SHE HAD NOT KNOWN THE STORY; SHE HAD GROWN UP KNOWING IT. It was the story of her mother, the witchwoman who enspelled the king into marrying her, to get an heir that would rule Damar; and it was told that she ...



  • A collection of short fantasy tales includes works by Patricia McKillip, Jane Yolen, Joan Vinge, Peter Dickinson, James P. Blaylock, P.C. Hodgell, Robert Westall, Michael de Larrabeiti, and Robin McKinley...



  • Here is the compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred that captured the hearts of readers throughout Victorian England when it was first published in 1877. This masterfully illustrated classic is skillfully adapted by Newbery Award-winning aut...



  • WANTED FOR TREASON: ROBIN OF SHERWOOD Robin McKinley, Newbery Award-winning author of the Hero and the Crown, brings to life the classic tale of Robin Hood and reveals the legendary characters as they must have been: flesh-and-blood outlaws who ri...









  • As Princess Lissar reaches womanhood, it is clear to all the kingdom that in her breathtaking beauty she is the mirror image of her mother, the queen. But this seeming blessing forces her to flee for safety from her father's wrath. With her loyal dog...



  • A world of magic, hidden power, romance, and mystery abounds in a collection of five fantasy stories, including four tales set in the mythical kingdom of Damar. By the Newbery Medalist for The Hero and the Crown. ...



  • The Beast's hand closed around the rose's stem; when he opened it, the palm was pierced, and drops of blood fell softly, making a dark stain like the first unfurling of a rosebud... Twenty years ago, Robin McKinley dazzled readers with the power o...



  • Maddy has been roaming the hills of Damar with her sheep since she was a girl. The Hills hold everything she desires: her family; her beloved dog, Aerlich - and soon, her fiancé, Donal, who has been away for a year. But one evening a lamb is lost. A...



  • PRINCESS IN HIDING All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess Briar-Rose, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Some unknown time in the fut...



  • There are places in the world where darkness rules., where it's unwise to walk. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts. Vampires never entered her mind. ...



  • Jake lives with his scientist father at the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park--home to about two hundred of the remaining Draco australiensis, which is extinct in the wild. But dragon conservation is controve...



  • As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master?s Circle. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. But the new Master of Willowlands is a Priest of Fire, only drawn ...



  • A gorgeously written fantasy about the friendship between a princess and her Pegasus. Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pagasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own Pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. T...



  • “The Contest” is an illustrated children’s book teaching children what the Fruit of the Spirit is in a story about a farmer who wants to have the biggest, the juiciest, the plumpest, and the sweetest grapes in the whole county. Each grape has i...






  • A compelling and inventive novel set in a world where science and magic are at odds Maggie knows something's off about Val, her mom's new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he won't have any tech in his office-shed behi...


Award-Winning Books by Robin McKinley

The Hero and the Crown
1985 Newbery Medal -- Children's
Imaginary Lands
1986 World Fantasy Award -- Anthology/Collection


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Robin McKinley has published 20 books.

Robin McKinley does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Shadows, was published in October 2013.

The first book by Robin McKinley, Beauty, was published in November 1978.

Yes. Robin McKinley has 1 series.