Modern Fairy Tales

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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Beauty

By Sheri S. Tepper

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Drawing on the wellspring of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," (this) is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and despair, magic and nature.

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Golden Threads

By Kay Hooper

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The story of Rapunzel set in a small town community theater.
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Aquamarine

By Alice Hoffman

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A tale of enchantment; a luminous lesson in how to say goodbye and how to hold on to those we love best of all.

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Rose and the Beast

By Francesca Lia Block

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With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out.
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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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Just Ella

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

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In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.
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Ella Enchanted

By Gail Carson Levine

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Based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

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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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