Saturday, February 5, 2011

Help please!

Hey everyone!

I've been asked by the library to set up a book display. The theme for the display are fairytale turned into novels. An example would be Beastly by Alex Flinn. I can't really think of many, so I would LOVE your input and opinions. It would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. :)


Mrs. DeRaps said...

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce (which I just listened to on audio) and Ash by Malinda Lo come to mind...

Anonymous said...

Another Faust and Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri. Hope that helps :) Oh, and Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George!

Laina said...

Robin McKinley's Beauty and Rose Daughter, Ella Enchanted, Just Ella, Beast by Donna Jo Napoli, Spindle's End, Briar Rose, Spinners, Fairest... um, I'm out.

Laina said...

Robin McKinley's Beauty and Rose Daughter, Ella Enchanted, Just Ella, Beast by Donna Jo Napoli, Spindle's End, Briar Rose, Spinners, Fairest... um, I'm out.

Kulsuma said...

Beauty by Robin McKinley
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
Princess of Glass/Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Amelia said...

Hey Sara! Sounds like fun.
Some have suggested PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL. Another good one is WILDWOOD DANCING by Juliet Marillier. Man! I can't think of any others right now :S

Juju at Tales of said...

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale has a Rapunzel feel :)

Sara said...

Thank you! You guys are the best :) These all really help.

Christina T said...

East by Edith Pattou, A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn (Sleeping Beauty), The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry (Cinderella), Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George, A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce (Rumpelstiltskin), The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott. There is also that big Once Upon a Time series of fairy tales retold by authors like Cameron Dokey and Debbie Viguie.

Jamie said...

Here's a list on goodreads, Sara! Good luck with your display. Post pictures :D

Anonymous said...

Some great books have already been mentioned. I would add:

Neal Shusterman has three books in a series called Dark Fusion in which he fuses fairy tales and myths or legends. In Red Rider's Hood, it's Red Riding Hood and werewolves. Grandma is a werewolf hunter and red is a boy with a red mustang. Dread Locks fuses The Three Bears with Medusa and Duckling Ugly fuses The Ugly Duckling with the story of the fountain of youth.

Donna Jo Napoli has done some terrific retellings. Some of my faves are Beast and The Magic Circle.


Alison said...

Is Pegasus by Robyn McKinley a retelling? I forget. Also, Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce. There's the new Little Red Riding Hood by Catherine Hardwicke and someone else.

Becky (Page Turners) said...

The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke uses lots of nursery rhyme characters. Funniest. Book. Ever.

Here is a link to it if it helps you decide

Ashley said...
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Ashley said...

I LOVE fairy tale retellings! Like, a lot! It is definitely one of my most favorite genres and I have a shelf on GR, because I read so many of them! I'll try to avoid rementions, although there are some that I'll probably get mixed in there. And, I'm only going to mention books that I've actually read my self. I'll link my GR shelf at the end, so you can see more of the tbr books too, and some of the others I don't mentions.

People already mentioned Robin McKinley (her Beauty is my absolute favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling) and Donna Jo Napoli, who has many, many great retellings, (favorites including Breath- The Pied Piper, Sirena- The Little Mermaid/Greek Sirens and Spinners- Rumpelstiltskin). Alex Flinn also wrote A Kiss in Time, which is Sleeping Beauty and Cloaked, which is sort of a motley of fairy tales.

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher, which is the Arabian Nights retold.

There is a series called Once Upon a Time that I think has already been mentioned, but several authors write it, Cameron Dokey, Susanne Weyn, Debbie Vigue etc. I believe they are around 14 or so now. Some are better than others, but most of them are pretty unique, and a lot of fun to read.

The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley is a fun MG series, about how fairy tales are actually true stories, but there are lots of misadventures with the characters and the descendent's of the Brothers Grimm sort of keep things in line.

Enchantment by Orson Scott Card is my favorite retelling of Sleeping Beauty, and it's split between modern times and ancient Ukraine. It includes beautiful mythology, and fun references to Baba Yaga who is like, the end all wicked witch in Russian fairy tales.

The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler is also a great read.

The Princess and the (Hound/Bear/Snowbird) trilogy by Mette Ivie Harrison is a great series, although more fairy tale esque than fairy tale. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt is fabulous and also feels a little Arabian Nights ish, although it's very unique.

Straw into Gold is another Rumpelstiltskin story, although in this story, Rumpelstiltskin actually takes the boy.

Anything YA by Shannon Hale is fantastic, and definitely worth the read. Book of a Thousand Days, The Goose Girl, Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack are all direct retellings, and the 3 other Books of Bayern and Princess Academy are esque stories, but all worth reading.

Most of Gail Carson Levine books (Ella Enchanted) are retellings, or have that fairy tale feel to them.

Black Pearls by Louise Hawes is one of the very, very few short story collections that I enjoyed, and there are some great retellings in there!

I do feel like I need to remention both East by Edith Pattou and Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George, because they are absolutely beautiful stories. I love, love, love them.

The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye is Sleeping Beauty esque, but is also a story that stands in defiance of perfect princesses, and one that I truly love.

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen is a Sleeping Beauty story set around the Holocaust. It's not for everyone, and at times, it's hard to read. It's perhaps less a retelling as it is a way for a woman to cope, but I found it to be a beautiful story.

I could probably go on and on here, because this is really one of my favorite genres (seriously, Misty from The Book Rat and I are hosting an event about Fairy Tales in April, we love them so much) but I'll stop now, because this comment is already ridiculously long.

BUT, I'll link my GR shelf, and if you want more recs, just let me know! Shoot me an email, and I can tell you more about these and other stories, as well as recommend more titles! I have many more. :D

Bere said...

Oh wow! This sounds like so much fun! How did the display turn out? I bet it was fabulous =D.