Fairy Tales

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

By by Marilyn Singer and Josee Masse (illustrator)

Go to catalog
A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature. J 811 Si
Reserve this title

Bubba the Cowboy Prince

By Helen Ketteman

Go to catalog
Loosely based on "Cinderella," this story is set is Texas, the fairy godmother is a cow, and the hero, named Bubba, is the stepson of a wicked rancher. Ages 6-8. JE Fic Ket.
Reserve this title

Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep

By Gail Carson Levine

Go to catalog
In this retelling of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, Princess Sonora, who is ten times smarter than anyone else, vows to choose for herself the best time to be pricked by the spindle.
Reserve this title

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

By Lauren Child

Go to catalog
A boy who loves books but has not always treated them well falls asleep and finds himself in his book of fairy tales, where his interaction with everyone from Goldilocks to Cinderella wreaks havoc. Suggested for ages 6-8. JE Fic Chi.
Reserve this title

A Curse Dark as Gold

By Elizabeth C. Bunce

Go to catalog
Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price. This book won the newly established William C. Morris Award, for debut books of first-time YA authors.
Reserve this title

The Rumplestiltskin Problem

By Vivian Vande Viede

Go to catalog
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.
Reserve this title

Beauty

By Sheri S. Tepper

Go to catalog

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.

Reserve this title

Golden Threads

By Kay Hooper

Go to catalog
The story of Rapunzel set in a small town community theater.
Reserve this title

Aquamarine

By Alice Hoffman

Go to catalog

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

Reserve this title

Rose and the Beast

By Francesca Lia Block

Go to catalog
With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out.
Reserve this title