Fairy Tales Retold

We all enjoyed fairy tales when we were growing up.  In fact, that was the one part of bedtime we enjoyed.   Pick up one of these updated versions of the classic fairy tales and see what memories it brings back.

Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel / Gregory Maguire

Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West / Gregory Maguire

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her archnemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

The sleeping beauty

The sleeping beauty / Mercedes Lackey

Rosa believes that for every princess there's a prince, stepmothers should never be trusted, and bad things come to those who break with Tradition. When she is pursued by a murderous huntsman and then captured by dwarves, her beliefs go up in smoke. Sometimes a princess has to create her own happy ending...

The big over easy : a nursery crime / Jasper Fforde

The big over easy : a nursery crime / Jasper Fforde

Unconvinced that a former convict and millionaire philanthropist has been murdered by his suicide-victim ex-wife, detective inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant, Mary Mary, uncover a plot involving money laundering and asylum-seeking titans.

 

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