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Fractured Fairy Tales

Do you like fairytales? What about twisted fairytales? So do I! So for your reading pleasure I've put some together!

The Princess Bride

S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: the "good parts" version Abridged

William Goldman (1998)

Once upon a time came a story so full of high adventure and true love that it became an instant classic and won the hearts of millions. This incredible journey and brilliant tale is peppered with strange beasties monstrous and gentle, and memorable surprises both terrible and sublime

The Child Thief

Brom (2009)

Dark and twisted "The Child Thief" recruits refugees and runaways as child soldiers in a never-ending war. Fractured Fairy-tale: Peter Pan.

The Crimson Thread

A Retelling of Rumplestiltskin

Suzanne Weyn (2008)

Bertie is grateful to be given work as a seamstress. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business. Fractured Fairy-tale: Rumpelstiltskin.

Ever After

A Cinderella Story

DVD (2002)

In the 1800s elderly aristocrat, summons The Brothers Grimm to tell them the real story of the little cinder girl. She shows them a portrait of a young woman, and a glass slipper, and begins her tale. Rated PG-13.


Malinda Lo (2009)

Ash must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves. Fractured Fairy-tales: Cinderella.

Pay the Piper

Jane Yolen (2005)

When Callie interviews the band, Brass Rat, for her school newspaper, her feelings are ambivalent, but when all the children of Northampton begin to disappear on Halloween, she knows where the dangerous search must begin. Fractured Fairy-tale: The Pied-Piper.

Princess of the Midnight Ball

Jessica Day George (2009)

Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and, of course, true love. Fractured Fairy-tale: Twelve Dancing Princesses.


Alethea Kontis (2012)

When Sunday Woodcutter, the youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week, kisses an enchanted frog, he transforms back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland--a man Sunday's family despises. Fractured Fairy-tale: The Frog Prince.

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

Ronald Koertge (2012)

Free-verse reveals true stories behind well-known fairy tales, many set in modern times.

Princess of the Silver Woods

Jessica Day George (2012)

The youngest of the dancing princesses, is ambushed by bandits in wolf masks on her way to visit an elderly neighbour. Fractured Fairy-tales: Twelve Dancing Princesses & Little Red Riding Hood.


Includes Before Midnight, Golden, Wild Orchid

Cameron Dokey (2012)

Cendrillon tests her father's will by leaving the grounds for a royal ball. Rapunzel, born bald, must break an enchantment to free her heart. Mulan joins the army disguised as a boy. Fractured Fairy-tales: Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Mulan.


Marissa Meyer (2013)

Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana. Fractured Fairy-tale: Little Red Riding Hood.


Marissa Meyer (2012)

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, is a gifted mechanic and cyborg, who becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai. Fractured Fairy-tale: Cinderella.


Volume 1 - Legends in Exile

Bill Willingham (2002)

The infamous inhabitants of folklore and fairy-tale have been forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. Fractured Fairy-tale: ALL!

Grimm Tales

For Young and Old in A New English Version

Philip Pullman (2012)

In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice.

The Shadow of the Bear

A Fairy Tale Retold

Regina Doman (2008)

When Bear, a mysterious young man, lands on Blanche and Rose Brier's doorstep in New York City, the two sisters have conflicting opinions on whether or not he is dangerous. Fractured Fairy-tale: Rose Red and Snow White.

The Rose and the Beast

A Fairy Tale Retold

Francesca Lia Block (2000)

Snow frees herself from possession. A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep. Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men. Fractured Fairy-tales: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast.


DVD (2008)

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished from the animated land of Andalasia by the evil queen. She finds herself in the gritty streets of the real, modern-day Manhattan. Rated PG.


Celia Rees (2008)

In 1794 England, the beautiful Sovay dons a man's cloak and holds up stagecoaches in broad daylight. Posing as a highway robber began as a lark to test a suitor's devotion. Fractured Fairy-tale: Robin Hood.

The Merchant's Daughter

Melanie Dickerson (2011)

In 1352 England, seventeen-year-old Annabel, granddaughter of a knight and a would-be nun, eludes a lecherous bailiff but falls in love with Lord Le Wyse, the ferocious and disfigured man to whom her family owes three years of indentured servitude. Fractured Fairy-tale: Beauty and the Beast. 

The Healer's Apprentice

Melanie Dickerson (2010)

Seventeen-year-old Rose, a healer's apprentice, falls in love with the betrothed Lord Hamlin, who is seeking the sorcerer who cursed his future bride. Fractured Fairy-tale: Sleeping Beauty.

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