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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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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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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Lady of the Forest

By Jennifer Roberson

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The first flush of romance between Maid Marion and Robin Hood is told in this prequel to the "Merry Men" legends.
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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

By Gregory Maguire

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A sophisticated and evocative version of "Cinderella" set in 17th century Holland.

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Briar Rose

By Robert Coover

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A unique spin on the tale of "Sleeping Beauty" and the absurd and inescapable demands that Romance makes on our lives.

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