Title: Retold fairy tales
meroko0202 - August 24, 2007 04:12 PM (GMT)
I f you love fairy tales and fantasy you would surely love 'Once Upon a Time' series/books because that are retold fairy tales that got interesting twists and is really unique in their own way! They are written by different authors. I PROMISE YOU! sometimes it goes out of plot..it will surely amaze you!
so if you have time..why dont you check it out!! its really good!
its publisher is: Simon Pulse
The list below are some retold fairy tales:
1. Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié -->the little red riding hood (but the heroine is a teenager..and the wolf is her lover?)
2. Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey -->forgot where it came from
3. Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey -->duh? sleeping beauty!
4. The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn -->the twelve dancing princesses
5. Snow by Tracy Lynn -->another duh? snow white and the seven dwarfs (this has a really twisted story and plot)
6. Water Song by Suzanne Weyn -->the frog prince(haven't read it yet..hopefully soon)
7. Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey -->tick! tock! its cinderella!
8. Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguié -->the little mermaid (one of my faves!)
9. The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder -->The White Bride and the Black Bride (haven't read it either)
10. Golden by Cameron Dokey --> forgot! sowee!
11. The Storyteller's Daughter by -->the arabian nights (gonna read it soon!)
12. Spirited by Nancy Holder -->beauty and the beast (haven't read it)
i'm not quite sure if this is the complete list...if ever you have found a new book pls tell! thanks!
FlameTwirler - August 7, 2010 07:48 AM (GMT)
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. Fantastic retelling. Luckily enough for me I wasn't familiar with the original fairy tale so I was wondering the entire time I was reading what would happen next ^_-
Oh - I forgot. Also Enchantment by Orson Scott Card. It's a very different retelling of a Sleeping Beauty steeped in Ukranian/Russian history and folklore. A lot more gritty and realistic.
destineazn - August 21, 2010 03:13 AM (GMT)
I read Midnight Pearls and the book that retold the story of Mulan. The both of them were so good that i didnt even think about quit reading the books since i usually do since i dont like reading something similar to another book.
WingedRaven - August 21, 2010 03:42 PM (GMT)
No one mentioned Robin McKinley, who has some really great retold tales of Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast!
bakagemi - September 18, 2010 05:55 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (WingedRaven @ Aug 21 2010, 03:42 PM)|
| No one mentioned Robin McKinley, who has some really great retold tales of Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast! |
Yeah, I read Beauty by Robin McKinley and I really liked it (besides the fact that I like Beauty and the Beast novels).
DenKare - September 21, 2010 09:08 PM (GMT)
I do so love fairy tales... With their great variety of happy endings...
blu-orange - November 8, 2010 01:19 AM (GMT)
i know its a little immature and a bit off topic but ella enchanted. its told in a fairy tale world and has been my secret favorite book since i was 10
story645 - November 8, 2010 02:26 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (FlameTwirler @ Aug 7 2010, 07:48 AM)|
| Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. Fantastic retelling. Luckily enough for me I wasn't familiar with the original fairy tale so I was wondering the entire time I was reading what would happen next |
I just read her "Book of A Thousand Days", which is this retelling of an obscure Grimm Brother's tale. I thought it was cool that it was set in Mongolia, kept picturing Otoyome-gatari
|11. The Storyteller's Daughter by -->the arabian nights (gonna read it soon!)|
Suzanne Fletcher has an awesome Arabian Nights retelling called "Shadow Spinner", worth a read if you like retold tales.
Gail Carson Levine also has this great set of retold tales called "The Princess Tales"->they're short and cute and have fun art.
kookiemonstar - November 26, 2010 05:37 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (blu-orange @ Nov 8 2010, 01:19 AM)|
| i know its a little immature and a bit off topic but ella enchanted. its told in a fairy tale world and has been my secret favorite book since i was 10 |
Ella enchanted is so awesome!
Another fairytale retelling is Beastly by Alex Flinn
It's modernised version of beauty and the beast