Modern Fairy Tales

Spindle's End

By Robin McKinley

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The classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty as a richly vivid, imaginative novel.
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The Godmother

By Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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A witty take on Cinderella, Snow White and Puss in Boots - a frustrated social worker wishes for a Fairy Godmother for the whole city.
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The Night Counter

By Alia Yunis

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Scheherazade retold in a magic carpet ride examining the lives of Fatima Abdullah and her huge dysfunctional family.
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The Rumplestiltskin Problem

By Vivian Vande Viede

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Have you ever wondered just what was going on when that odd little man with the long name stepped up and volunteered to spin straw into gold for the miller's daughter? If you stop and think about it, there are some very peculiar and rather hard-to-explain components to the story.
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The Tower Room

By Adele Geras

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The fairy tale Rapunzel, set in an English girls' boarding school in the 1960s.
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Zel

By Donna Jo Napoli

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The story of Rapunzel, set in 15th century Switzerland and told from multiple points of view.
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