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Fractured Fairytales


Beauty and the Beast
McKinley, Robin. Rose Daughter. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson
Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay, and through her love he is released from the curse that had turned him from man to beast.

Goose Girl
Hale, Shannon. The Goose Girl. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.

Kindl, Patricia. Goose Chase. - Library: Godeke
Rather than marry a cruel king or a seemingly dim-witted prince, an enchanted goose girl endures imprisonment, capture by several ogresses, and other dangers, before learning exactly who she is.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Napoli, Donna Jo. Crazy Jack. - Library: Groves
In this version of the traditional tale of the young boy who climbs a beanstalk, Jack searches for his father, falls in love with Flora, and learns the value of real treasure.

Rapunzel
Napoli, Donna Jo. Zel. - Libraries: Godeke, Groves
Based on the fairy tale of Rapunzel, this story is told in alternating chapters from the point of view of Zel, her mother, and the prince, and delves into the psychological motivations of the characters.

Robin Hood
Cadnum, Michael. In a Dark Wood. - Libraries: Godeke, Patterson
On orders from the King, the Sheriff of Nottingham seeks to capture the outlaw Robin Hood, but he finds him to be a tricky and elusive foe.

Tomlinson, Theresa. Forestwife. - Library: Mahon
In England during the reign of King Richard I, fifteen-year-old Marian escapes from an arranged marriage to live with a community of forest folk that includes a daring young outlaw named Robert.

Yolen, Jane. Sherwood. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
Stories by various authors about the life of Robin Hood.

Rumpelstiltskin
Schmidt, Gary. Straw Into Gold. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
Pursued by greedy villains, two boys on a quest to save innocent lives meet the banished queen whose son was stolen by Rumpelstiltskin eleven years earlier, and she provides much more than the answer they seek.

Vande Velde, Vivian. The Rumpelstiltskin Problem. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
A collection of variations on the familiar story of a boastful miller and the daughter he claims can spin straw into gold.

Sleeping Beauty
McKinley, Robin. Spindle's End. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
The infant princess Briar Rose is cursed on her name day by Pernicia, an evil fairy, and then whisked away by a young fairy to be raised in a remote party of a magical country, unaware of her real identity and hidden from Pernicia's vengeful powers.

Short Story Collections
Block, Francesca Lia. The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson
Nine classic fairy tales turned inside-out.

Galloway, Priscilla. Truly Grim Tales. - Libraries: Mahon, Groves
A prince with a foot fetish seeking his glass-slippered dance partner and a beauty contest winner as Snow White's murderous stepmother are featured in two of the original "grim" plots in this collection.

Pierce, Meredith Anne. Waters Luminous and Deep. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
Nine stories with echoes of childhood fairy tales.

Almost Fairy Tales - But Not Quite
Cabot, Meg. Princess Diaries. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

Ferris, Jean. Once Upon a Marigold. - Libraries: Mahon, Groves
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

Pattou, Edith. East. - Libraries: Godeke, Groves
A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.

Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

Wrede, Patricia C. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Series. Various libraries.
Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.