I was recently inspired por ShaylaBelle07 to write a list of some of the retold Fairytales that I have read. Unfortunately I can not remember them all for I have been leitura fantasia books since about 5th grade and I am 30 now. In the past few years I have become greatly entranced por retold fairytales, I amor to read different versions of some of my favorito stories. And I like to get versions geared for my children as well. Maybe I will put up a list of retold fairytales children’s version at another time. I hope I can remember them all, if not I will maybe make another list at a later time. I am going to put up the Authors, Book titles, and a synopsis of the books, as well as my opinion of the ones that remember what I thought of them (I can read up to 3 or 4 books a week so it is hard to remember sometimes. Some are just a mix of Fairytales and some actually focus on one well known story.
The Sisters Grimm Series (By Michael Buckley)
There are 7 Books in the series:
-The Fairy-Tale Detectives
-The Unusual Suspects
-The Problem Child
-Once Upon a Crime
-Magic and Other Misdemeanors
-Tales from the capuz, capa
-The Everafter War link
Here is a summary of the first book:
In Book One of the series, we meet two sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who have been sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. From their first dia in Ferryport Landing, the sisters begin to unravel a mystery that reveals a family secret. Sabrina and Daphne learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a history book. Snow White, the Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf—they're all alive and now neighbors of Granny Relda in this community of Everafters, as magical folks like to be called.
But life is not a fairy tale in Ferryport Landing. Someone has set a giant loose on the town, and it's up to the sisters Grimm to stop the giant and find the Everafter behind its murderous rampage. Is it Mayor Charming, formerly Prince Charming, who may have plans to get his kingdom back? Or Jack, the erstwhile giant killer, now working at the Big & Tall store?
My Opinion: The Show Once Upon A Time slightly reminds me of this series. If you do not want a serious read it is nice. There are some dramatic moments and some interesting twists with the fairytale characters, but it does seemed geared toward a mais juvenile crowd. Maybe 9 to 13 yr olds would enjoy them more.
Princess School series (by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens)
The Princess School series por Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens features Ella, Snow, Rapunzel, and Rose as they attend princess school. They become friends and face challenges with their many adventures. There are 7 books in the series:
1: If the Shoe Fits
2: Who's the Fairest?
3: Let Your Hair Down
4: Beauty is a Beast
5: Princess Charming
6: Apple-y Ever After
7: Thorn In Her Side
My Opinion: I found these books nice light entertainment and I enjoyed seeing some of the fairytale princesses in school together and being friends. This is another Juvenile series that I could see even 9 or 10 yr olds enjoying.
Mercedes Lackey...I amor this Author! She has writes some of my favorito fantasia books and she has done some wonderful retold fairytales! I especially amor two of her series! link
Five Hundred Kingdoms
-The Fairy Godmother
-One Good Knight
-The Snow Queen
-The Sleeping Beauty
-Beauty and the Werewolf (really, really want to read this)
My Opion: These are not necessarily a fairy tale retold, but a mash up of fairytales in a fairytale world. It is mais adult oriented and a lot mais serious then the first ones I listed. But I amor her style!
-The fogo Rose (Beauty and the Beast)
-The Serpent's Shadow
-The Gates of Sleep
-Phoenix And Ashes
-Wizard of Londres
-Reserved for the Cat
-Unnatural Issue (I have not read this one yet but want to)
-Home from the Sea (this one has not came out yet)
My Opinion: Each of these is a different fairytale retold and some are easier picked out then others. I enjoyed them all, but once again they are very serious and very adult oriented.
Alex Flinn: She is a good Author of a few Fairytales that I have read. One of the books was made into a movie por the same name: Beastly. I have not read all her books, but I have read these: link
A poor shoe repair guy finds adventure and romance with a beautiful princess, six talking swans, two giants, and one magical cloak.
-A kiss in Time
Sleeping Beauty wakes up in the twenty-first century and goes to South de praia, praia in this humorous fish-out-of-water romance
Ever wonder what it was like for the Beast? Find out in this contemporary retelling.
My Opinion: I have read mais interesting books, but they were okay. They were fine amusement and I read through them pretty quickly. I would say junior high and high schooler's would enjoy them as well.
Once Upon A Time novels:
Once Upon A Time is a series of novels published por Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The Once Upon A Time novels are usually new retellings of fairy tales featuring a teenaged heroine. Some of the recurring themes and subjects in the books are romance, magic, fantasy, intrigue, finding true love, and good conquering over evil in the end.
-The Storyteller's Daughter por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of The Arabian Nights, published September 2002)
-Beauty Sleep por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of
Sleeping Beauty, published December 2002)
-Snow por Tracy Lynn (A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, published February 2003)
-Midnight Pearls por Debbie Viguie (A Retelling of The Little Mermaid, published June 2003)
-Scarlet Moon por Debbie Viguie (A Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, published April 2004)
-Sunlight and Shadow por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of The Magic Flute, published July 2004)
-Spirited por Nancy Holder (A Retelling of Last of the Mohicans and Beauty and the Beast, published November 2004)
-The Night Dance por Suzanne Weyn (A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, published November 2005)
-Golden por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of Rapunzel, published February 2006)
-Water Song por Suzanne Weyn (A Retelling of The Frog Prince, published October 2006)
-Before Midnight por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of Cinderella, published March 2007)
-The Rose Bride por Nancy Holder (A Retelling of The White and the Black Bride, published June 2007)
-The Crimson Thread por Suzanne Weyn (A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, published June 2008)
-Belle por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, published November 2008)
-Wild Orchid por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of the Ballad of Mulan, published February, 2009)
-The Diamond Secret por Suzanne Weyn (A Retelling of Anastasia, published June 2, 2009)
-Winter's Child por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of The Snow Queen, published September 8, 2009)
-Violet Eyes por Debbie Viguié (A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea, published February 23, 2010)
-The World Above por Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk and Robin Hood, published June 8, 2010)
My Opinion: I have not read all of these, but have read most of them. They are very interesting and I would say high school age and up would enjoy them. They are all from different authors and done in different styles, so if you do not like one it does not mean you would not like one of the others.
Gregory Maguire: He wrote the book Wicked about the Witch from the Wizard of OZ, but he has written some retold fairytales too. link
Confessions on an Ugly Stepsister (Cinderella retold) my opinion: I found this book very dark and a bit disturbing)
Mirror Mirror (Snow white retold) my opinion: I can not remember what I thought of this book, but I have found all his books Dark and disturbing.
Mette Harrison: link
I have only read this one, but there are other fairytales por this author at the site above.
You know the mirror from the Snow White fairy tale. Or do you? One hundred years later, she is still hanging on that wall. This is her quest to be human again.
My opinion: This was a twisted and kind of sad book. I found myself feeling sorry for the mirror. It was a quick read and a juvenile read.
Robin McKinley link
She has written some very good fantasia books and some are retold fairytales:
All the creatures of forest, field and riverbank knew the baby was special. She was the princess Briar-Rose, cursed por the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But Katriona roubou her away to the small village where Kat lives with her aunt, and they raise the princess as if she were their own. No other human, not even Rosie herself, knows her true identity.
But Pernicia is looking for her, and two village fadas and all the animais in the realm may not be enough to save her.
When their father's business fails, three sisters mover to a tiny neglected cottage far away from anything they have ever known. Beauty tends the awkward, unknown, thorny plants that surround it, and when they bloom the following summer an old woman tells her: "Roses are for love. Not silly sweethearts' amor but the amor that makes you and keeps you whole . . . there aren't many rosas around any mais because they need mais amor than people have to give them to make them flower."
And when Beauty takes her father's place at the terrifying Beast's palace she discovers that the Beast's beloved rose garden is dying.
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are beautiful. But what she lacks in looks she can perhaps make up for in courage.
When her father comes início with the tale of an encantada castelo in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty declares she must go to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will.
My opinion: I can not remember what I thought of these particular books. But I believe I enjoyed them.
Gail Carson Levine link
-Ella encantada (Cinderella retold) link
-Fairest (Snow White retold) link
My opinion: These books were amusing and interesting. A great read for Juvenile girls.
Sorry this is all I can remember at this time. I hope you find this list informative and I also hope you will pick up some of these books and enjoy them as much as I did!