I was recently inspired bởi ShaylaBelle07 to write a danh sách of some of the retold Fairytales that I have read. Unfortunately I can not remember them all for I have been đọc fantaisie sách since about 5th grade and I am 30 now. In the past few years I have become greatly entranced bởi retold fairytales, I tình yêu to read different versions of some of my yêu thích stories. And I like to get versions geared for my children as well. Maybe I will put up a danh sách of retold fairytales children’s version at another time. I hope I can remember them all, if not I will maybe make another danh sách 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 hoặc 4 sách 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 sách in the series:
-The Fairy-Tale Detectives
-The Unusual Suspects
-The Problem Child
-Once Upon a Crime
-Magic and Other Misdemeanors
-Tales from the mui xe
-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 ngày 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? hoặc Jack, the erstwhile giant killer, now working at the Big & Tall store?
My Opinion: The hiển thị Once Upon A Time slightly reminds me of this series. If bạn 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 thêm 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 bởi Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens features Ella, Snow, Rapunzel, and Rose as they attend princess school. They become Những người bạn and face challenges with their many adventures. There are 7 sách 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 sách 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 hoặc 10 yr olds enjoying.
Mercedes Lackey...I tình yêu this Author! She has writes some of my yêu thích fantaisie sách and she has done some wonderful retold fairytales! I especially tình yêu 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 thêm adult oriented and a lot thêm serious then the first ones I listed. But I tình yêu her style!
-The ngọn lửa, chữa cháy Rose (Beauty and the Beast)
-The Serpent's Shadow
-The Gates of Sleep
-Phoenix And Ashes
-Wizard of Luân Đôn
-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 tác giả of a few Fairytales that I have read. One of the sách was made into a movie bởi 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 bờ biển, bãi biển 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 thêm 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 bởi 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 sách are romance, magic, fantasy, intrigue, finding true love, and good conquering over evil in the end.
-The Storyteller's Daughter bởi Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of The Arabian Nights, published September 2002)
-Beauty Sleep bởi Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of
Sleeping Beauty, published December 2002)
-Snow bởi Tracy Lynn (A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, published February 2003)
-Midnight Pearls bởi Debbie Viguie (A Retelling of The Little Mermaid, published June 2003)
-Scarlet Moon bởi Debbie Viguie (A Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, published April 2004)
-Sunlight and Shadow bởi Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of The Magic Flute, published July 2004)
-Spirited bởi Nancy Holder (A Retelling of Last of the Mohicans and Beauty and the Beast, published November 2004)
-The Night Dance bởi Suzanne Weyn (A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, published November 2005)
-Golden bởi Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of Rapunzel, published February 2006)
-Water Song bởi Suzanne Weyn (A Retelling of The Frog Prince, published October 2006)
-Before Midnight bởi Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of Cinderella, published March 2007)
-The Rose Bride bởi Nancy Holder (A Retelling of The White and the Black Bride, published June 2007)
-The Crimson Thread bởi Suzanne Weyn (A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, published June 2008)
-Belle bởi Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, published November 2008)
-Wild Orchid bởi Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of the Ballad of Mulan, published February, 2009)
-The Diamond Secret bởi Suzanne Weyn (A Retelling of Anastasia, published June 2, 2009)
-Winter's Child bởi Cameron Dokey (A Retelling of The Snow Queen, published September 8, 2009)
-Violet Eyes bởi Debbie Viguié (A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea, published February 23, 2010)
-The World Above bởi 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 bạn do not like one it does not mean bạn 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 sách Dark and disturbing.
Mette Harrison: link
I have only read this one, but there are other fairytales bởi this tác giả at the site above.
bạn know the mirror from the Snow White fairy tale. hoặc 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 fantaisie sách 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 bởi the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But Katriona lấy trộm, đánh cắp 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 nàng tiên and all the động vật in the realm may not be enough to save her.
When their father's business fails, three sisters di chuyển 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' tình yêu but the tình yêu that makes bạn and keeps bạn whole . . . there aren't many hoa hồng around any thêm because they need thêm tình yêu 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 trang chủ with the tale of an Chuyện thần tiên ở New York lâu đài 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 Chuyện thần tiên ở New York (Cinderella retold) link
-Fairest (Snow White retold) link
My opinion: These sách were amusing and interesting. A great read for Juvenile girls.
Sorry this is all I can remember at this time. I hope bạn find this danh sách informative and I also hope bạn will pick up some of these sách and enjoy them as much as I did!