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09/16/2005 Entry: "A Question for our Readers: Fairy Tale Retellings?"

We're in the process of revising and expanding our reader advisory lists, and we'd like to get your help! We'll regularly pose a question, then all our savvy readers can respond in the "comments" field. Let's see how this goes!

First question:
If your friend tells you that she enjoys Fairy Tale retellings, what books do you immediately recommend?

Replies: 20 Comments

My first thoughts are BEAUTY and ROSE DAUGHTER by Robin McKinley, as well as SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED by Patricia C. Wrede.

Posted by Rebekah @ 09/16/2005 02:29 AM ET

I would reccomend Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, Deerskin by Robin McKinley, Briar Rose by Jane Yolen, The Black Swan and also The Firebird by Mercedes Lackey. Even though its not a fairy tale retelling, I think someone with that taste would enjoy Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn. Donna Jo Napoli has also written some enjoyable fairy tale retellings directed towards a young adult audience (for example: Sirena, or Spinners)

Posted by jordan @ 09/16/2005