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Fairy Tale Retellings

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Episode 65 – Fairy Tale Retellings

A growing number of young adult authors are using fairy tales as seeds for their stories. Some of these retellings remain faithful to their original source material, while others present clever adaptations. Still others take the form of mash-ups, or creative combinations of multiple tales. Tune in to hear about an assortment of the newest fairy tale retellings: books that include middle grade humor, satire, coming of age stories, and graphic novels.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode:

  • Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman (Viking, 2012)
  • Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists edited by Chris Duffy (First Second, 2013)
  • Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge (Candlewick, 2012)
  • Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)
  • The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (HarperCollins, 2012)
  • Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (Little, Brown, 2011)
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends, 2012)
  • In a Glass Grimly by Adam Gidwitz (Dutton, 2012)
  • Far Far Away by Tom McNeal (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)