Monday, August 2, 2010

Listless Monday, Fairy Tale Edition

Listless Monday was inspired by both Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity's feature Books by Theme and Court at Once Upon a Bookshelf's Listed feature.  Be sure to check out their lists!

Since I'm celebrating fairy tales, courtesy of NotNessie of Today's Adventure's Once Upon a Week, I thought I'd post my not-so-comprehensive list of fairy tales.  And these don't even have to be ones that I recognize as a retelling of a familiar tale.  I've included some of my favorite stories that feel like fairy tales, but may not come directly from a particular story.  Be sure to check out Court's List of Fairy Tale Adaptations for more!  

Fairy Tale Retellings:

Beauty and the Beast
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Belle by Cameron Dokey
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

Ash by Malinda Lo
Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli 
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Fortune's Folly by Deva Fagan
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison (also Snow White)
Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George
Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriot

Diamonds and Toads
Once Upon a Toad by Heather Frederick Vogel 
Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson 

East of the Sun, West of the Moon
East by Edith Pattou
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Hansel and Gretel
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce 
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

The Little Mermaid
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie 

Little Red Riding Hood
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguie 

Golden by Cameron Dokey 
Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale
Towering by Alex Flinn
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce
Spinners by donna Jo Napoli
The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

The Six Swans
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Princess of the Wild Swans by Diane Zahler 

Sleeping Beauty
After by Rhiannon Thomas
Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
Thornspell by Helen Lowe

Snow White
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Snow by Tracy Lynn
Mira, Mirror by Mette Ivie Harrison
Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen 
Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness by Lili St. Crow
Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem by Melissa Lemon
Beauty by Nancy Ohlin

Tam Lin
Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones (also Thomas the Rhymer)
Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip

Twelve Dancing Princesses 
The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (also a bit of The Frog King)
Entwined by Heather Dixon

Miscellaneous or Multiple Tales
Bonded by Michelle Davidson Argyle (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes)
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (Maid Maleen)
Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale (Jack and the Beanstalk)
Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce (The Snow Queen)
Deerskin by Robin McKinley (Donkeyskin)
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (The Frog King, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and others)
The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon (Rapunzel and Snow White)
Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde (The Frog King) 
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (The Goose Girl)
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White) 
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy (various)
In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz (The Frog King, Jack and the Beanstalk, and others) 
One Witch at a Time by Stacy DeKeyser (Jack and the Beanstalk)
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (The Snow Maiden)
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (Bluebeard)
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott (The Wild Swans)
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (Snow White, Rose Red)
Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey (The Snow Queen) 
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

Unknown or No Original Tale
Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry - UK
Chalice by Robin McKinley
Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
Forest Born by Shannon Hale
Hush Irish Princess' Tale by Donna Jo Napoli - UK
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris - UK
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison
The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
The Princess and the Snowbird by Mette Ivie Harrison
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

River Secrets by Shannon Hale
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

I'm sure there are lots of additions!

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  1. Great list! Have you ever looked at the Sur De Lune Fairy Tale site? They have every fairy tale you can think of listed, all with a list of retellings. It's awesome!

  2. Great resource list! As my school year starts i Really need this! Awesome! Thank you!

  3. NotNessie, I've been there a few times, but clearly I need to visit it more often!

    Inside a Book, oh thanks. I kind wish I had more of a use for them in my library...


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