Fairy Tale Retellings

Beauty and Rose Daughter
Robin McKinley
Retelling: Beauty and the Beast
Appeal in One Sentence: Two very different but lovely versions of the same tale, Beauty is homey and practical while Rose Daughter is lush and surreal.
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Wildwood Dancing
Juliet Marillier
Retelling: The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Frog Prince
Appeal in One Sentence: A melding of tales with a compelling heroine and the very sweetest of love stories.
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Ella Enchanted
Gail Carson Levine
Retelling: Cinderella
Appeal in One Sentence: A heroine cursed by obedience who is still very much her own person.
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Silver Woven in My Hair
Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Retelling: Cinderella
Appeal in One Sentence: Real, believable characters, in a story with a gossamer, magical quality.
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The Rumpelstiltskin Problem
Vivian Vande Velde
Retelling: Rumpelstiltskin
Appeal in One Sentence: Six short stories with six unique ways to tell the tale—and poke at all those things that never quite made sense.
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The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Patricia C. Wrede
Retelling: None in particular, but many referenced
Appeal in One Sentence: A strong-willed heroine, a host of dragons, and an unforgettable magic setting.
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