Friday, April 3, 2015

Fairy Tales Revisited

© Adam Cuerden (restoration)
There's a new live-action version of Cinderella in the theaters, and while it follows pretty closely the classic story by Charles Perrault and the 1950 animation version by Walt Disney (rather than the darker version written by the Brothers Grimm), we thought it might be a good time to revisit the latest not-so-classic retellings of fairy tales, fables, and the like.

We are also very excited to share newly discovered fairy tales by Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth, a volume which, according to the publisher, makes "the holy trinity of fairy tales, the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen, become a quartet...bring[ing] us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre". Schonwerth's works had been lost until recently and are available for the first time in English.

If you'd prefer the original fairy tales, consider checking out: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen edited by Maria Tatar; The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, newly translated by Neil Philip and Nicoletta Simborowski; or Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner.

For older readers (teen +)

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth
 Dearest by Alethea Kontis  Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer  Stepmothers and the Big Bad Wolf: Fairy Tale Villains Reimagined by Susan Bianculli [eBook] Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke [eBook] Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth The Stepsister's Tale by Tracy Barrett Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen       The Witch: And Other Tales Re-Told by Jean Thompson   Marvel Fairy Tales by C.B. Cebulski   For Children  The Bernadette Watts Collection: Stories and Fairy Tales by Bernadette Watts   Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison  A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife by Whitney Stewart   Hansel & Gretel: A Toon Graphic by Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti Puss & Boots by Ayano Imai Beauty and the Beast: A Retelling by H. Chuku Lee     

No comments: