Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Fairy Tale Re-Tellings

A weekly link-up held by The Broke and the Bookish

Each week, The Broke and the Bookish holds Top Ten Tuesday, a book blogging meme. Somehow, in my busy week of anxiety, I missed the conversation last week. But this week, here I am, and I’m glad that 1) the anxiety is under control again and 2) we’re talking about FAIRY TALE RE-TELLINGS!!! Sorry, those give me the happy screams.

I’ve long been fascinated by the way we re-tell stories, re-interpret them and re-make them. We watch villains become heroes and vice versa; we watch flat characters take on new life and become well-rounded; we see the fiction in a whole new way. Here are 10 of my favorite re-tellings:




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  1. These look great! If you like fairytale retellings then you should also check out Entwined by Heather Dixon (12 Dancing Princesses) and East by Edith Pattou (East of the Sun and West of the Moon–basically a Norwegian version of Beauty and the Beast with a polar bear). Jessica Day George also has a great series that starts with a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses (“Princess of the Midnight Ball”) and goes on to treat each of the other 11 princesses with a different fairytale (Cinderella and Red Riding Hood so far).

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  2. I’m glad that you’re feeling better and that your anxiety is under control. That can be very difficult.
    Also, you’ve put some great re-tellings on here. How could i have forgotten The Stinky Cheese Man?!? And The Book of Lost Things sounds like a great book (and that cover— gorgeous!)

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