Fairy Tales

Beauty

By Susan Wilson

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A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" featuring an artist and the man she has been hired to paint - an author with a disfiguring genetic disease.

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A Wolf at the Door: And Other Retold Fairy Tales

By edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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What ever happened to the seven dwarfs after Snow White ditched them? What was life like for the giant above the beanstalk? Readers need wonder no more.

 

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The Magic Circle

By Donna Jo Napoli

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After learning sorcery to become a healer, a good-hearted woman is turned into a witch by evil spirits and she fights their power until her encounter with Hansel and Gretel years later.

 

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Harp O' Gold

By Teresa Bateman

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Poor Tom is a wandering minstrel of Ireland. Alas, his harp is old and battered. Then out of nowhere he is made an offer he can’t refuse for a harp of gold. But this “gift” has an unexpected price. A fun tale to celebrate one of Ireland’s national symbols.

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Grimm Stories

January 4 is Jacob Grimm's birthday! The Brothers Grimm collected stories told by the country people in Germany. The tales are very old, and because the brothers wrote them down, they have never been forgotten. See how well you know these famous stories. 

Beastly

By Alexandra Flinn

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A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form. 

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Once Upon a Marigold

By Jean Ferris

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A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father. 

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Fractured Fairy Tales

By A. J. Jacobs

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Humorous stories as featured on The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends. 

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The Three Little Pigs

By Steven Kellogg (reteller and illustrator)

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In this inventive retelling, the Sow family sells waffles to make a living. Trouble comes when Tempesto, the big bad wolf, is not hungry for waffles, but wants ham, bacon, and sausage! Kellogg brings a happy end to the story and leaves us hungry for waffles ourselves. JE Fic Kel

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A Handful of Beans: Six Fairy Tales

By Jeanne Steig and William Steig (Illustrator)

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This collection of six traditional fairy tales is much more than a handful of entertainment, with its droll text and humorous illustrations. Don’t let the small size deceive you—this book packs a big dose of fun.

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