I'm considering the idea that next year for both of my daughters I might combine them for a fun fairy and fantasy theme in literature.
These are some works that I'm considering:
Tolkien's "On Fairy Stories", "Leaf by Niggle", "Tree and Leaf" and "Smith of Wootten Major", etc. (They've both read Farmer Giles)
The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (Selections...especially The Story of Sigurd)
The Poetic Edda
Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsuny
Selections of Grimm's Fairy Tales
George MacDonald's Complete Fairy Tales and At the Back of the North Wind...both have read The Princess and the Goblin
King Arthur books by Pyle for younger daughter and possibly Arthurian Romances (Chretien de Troyes) for my older daughter, but I'm not sure about that one...she's currently reading Le Morte D'Arthur by Mallory and may be done with King Arthur after finishing that tome. LOL!
Younger daughter has already started The Wizard of Earthsea trilogy and my older daughter read the first book of this series too.
ETA: We've just recently read Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
ETA2: And they've both read The Hobbit and the LOTR too.
I'd going to add the annotations from SurLaLune and possibly look at Tolkien Professor and Mythgard.
What about The Saga of the Volsungs? Both had expressed an interest in it at one point. Maybe this rather than The Nibelungenlied?
Does anyone have any suggestions for books that I've missed. Also, I really want to write a syllabus for this one. If you know of any...I tried a search but with no real luck...links to a syllabus along a similar theme, I would really appreciate it. I'm just getting started with this, so I'm sure I've forgotten something...