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Baker, E.D.  The Frog Princess 
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again.

Baker, E.D.  Wings: A Fairy Tale
When Tamisin discovers that she is half fairy, she decides to find out more answers directly from the fairies themselves, including her mother, the fairy queen Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Block, Francesca Lia. The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold          
Nine fairy tales turned “inside out.”

Bruchac, Joseph.  Dragon Castle
Young prince Rashko, aided by wise old Georgi, must channel the power of his ancestor, Pavol the great, and harness a magical dragon to face the evil Baron Temny after the foolish King and Queen go missing.

Bunce, Elizabeth.  A Curse Dark as Gold    
Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse.  When a man offering to spin straw into gold, Charlotte doesn’t consider the consequences.

Dixon, Heather.  Entwined  
Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish. Based on Grimm Brother’s tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Entwined is filled with romance, mystery and creepiness.

Dokey, Cameron. Beauty Sleep  
Sixteen-year-old Aurore, whose original curse has been transmuted to a one hundred year sleep starting on her seventeenth birthday, encounters Oswald, whom she has replaced as the king's heir, and the questing knight Ironheart.

Dokey, Cameron.  Golden  
A retelling of the tale about a girl whose father remarries and the effects that her stepmother has on the family. Rapunsel has only two nights and one day in which to free a girl from a curse.

Donoghue, Emma.  Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins
A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairytales an old twist.

Ferris, Jean.  Once Upon a Marigold 
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

Flinn, Alex.  Beastly
A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.  Just Ella 
In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

Hale, Shannon.  The Goose Girl     
On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers. (1st in the series, Bayern Fairy Tales)

Hale, Shannon and Dean Hale.  Rapunzel’s Revenge
In this graphic novel, Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls and  dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.

Kantor, Melissa. If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?   
When the father of high school sophomore, Lucy Norton, remarries, Lucy finds herself tormented by two bratty stepsisters and a wicked stepmother.

Kindl, Patrice.  Goose Chase
Rather than marry a cruel king or a seemingly dim-witted prince, an enchanted goose girl endures imprisonment, capture by several ogresses, and other dangers, before learning exactly who she is.

Kladstrup, Kristin. Garden Princess
When Princess Adela sets eyes on Lady Hortensia's garden, she knows something is amiss. Original fairy tale. (Gr. 6-9)

Lanagan, Margo. Tender Morsels
This rewriting of Snow White and Rose Red explores the lengths a young woman who has endured unspeakable cruelties will go to protect her daughters from the traumas she has endured.

Levine, Gail Carson.  Ella Enchanted        
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

Levine, Gail Carson. Fairest
Fourteen-year-old Kezi and Olus, Akkan god of the winds, fall in love and together try to change her fate--to be sacrificed to a Hyte god because of a rash promise her father made--through a series of quests that might make her immortal.

Marillier, Juliet. Wildwood Dancing  
Jenica and her four sisters have a delightful secret: they can enter into a fairy world of dancing, light, and music. When their father is called away on business, however, all of that is threatened when the dreaded cousin Cesar movies into the house. This delightful fantasy draws on The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Frog Prince.

Mariott, Zoe.  The Swan Kingdom
When Alexa's mother is killed, her father marries a cunning and powerful woman and her brothers disappear, sending Alexa on a long, dangerous journey as she attempts to harness the mystical power she inherited from her mother and restore the kingdom to its proper balance.

McKinley, Robin.  Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast  
Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell that had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.

McKinley, Robin. Rose Daughter   
 Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay, and through her love he is released from the curse that had turned him from man to beast.

McKinley, Robin.  Spindle’s End 
In this expansion of Sleeping Beauty, the infant princess Briar Rose is cursed on her name day by Pernicia, an evil fairy, and then whisked away by a young fairyto be raised in a remote part of a magical country, unaware of her real identity and hidden from Pernicia's vengeful powers.

McNeal, Tom.  Far Far Away 
"When Jeremy Johnson Johnson's strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown"-- Not based on a particular fairy tale, but narrated by the ghost of Jacob Grimm whose job it is to protect Jeremy Johnson Johnson from from "the Finder of Occassions."

Meyer, Marissa. Cinder
As a plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.  This futuristic take on Cinderella is quite enchanting.

Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Wisdom's Kiss: a Thrilling and Romantic Adventure, Incorporating Magic, Villany, and a Cat
Princess Wisdom, who yearns for a life of adventure beyond the kingdom of Montagne, Tips, a soldier keeping his true life secret from his family, Fortitude, an orphaned maid who longs for Tips, and Magic the cat form an uneasy alliance as they try to save the kingdom from certain destruction. Told through diaries, memoirs, encyclopedia entries, letters, biographies, and a stage play.

Napoli, Donna Jo.  Beast    
Beauty and the Beast told from the Beast’s point of view and set in Persia.

Napoli, Donna Jo.  Bound    
In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.

Napoli, Donna Jo.  Spinners   
Elaborates on the events recounted in the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin, in which a strange little man helps a miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.

Napoli, Donna Jo.  Zel
Based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, the story is told in alternating chapters from the point of view of Zel, her mother, and the prince, and delves into the psychological motivations of the characters.

Palmer, Robin.  Cindy Ella 
Cindy Gold publishes an anti-prom letter in her high school newspaper, but when she develops a crush on her SAT tutor, on top of the ones she already has on popular senior Adam Silver, she begins to doubt her own convictions.

Pearce, Jackson.  Fathomless
Celia, who shares mental powers with her triplet sisters, finds competition for a handsome boy with Lo, a sea monster who must persuade a mortal to love her and steal his soul to earn back her humanity.  The dark side of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid is spotlighted in this modern-day retelling.

Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red
After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the beasts that prey on teenaged girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaks and occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsman's son.

Pratchett, Terry.  The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents 
Pratchett turns the Pied Piper tale on its head with a talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy who cooperate in a Pied Piper scam. When they try to con the wrong town they are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.

Schmidt, Gary D.  Straw into Gold  
Pursued by greedy villains, two boys on a quest to save innocent lives meet the banished queen whose son was stolen by Rumpelstiltskin eleven years earlier, and she provides much more than the answer they seek.

Tomlinson, Heather. Toads and Diamonds
A retelling of the Perrault fairy tale set in pre-colonial India, in which two stepsisters receive gifts from a goddess and each walks her own path to find her gift's purpose, discovering romance along the way.

Wallace, Karen. Wendy 
In early twentieth-century London, before their encounter with Peter Pan, nine-year-old Wendy and her younger brothers lead far from perfect lives with their emotionally distant parents and abusive Nanny, a situation that only worsens for Wendy when she see her father kiss another woman and finds herself pulled into an adult world of mysteries and lies.

Weyn, Suzanne.  The Night Dance 
A knight falls in love with the youngest of twelve sisters, but they can only marry if he can discover where the sisters secretly go to dance.  Adaptation of the fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Yolen, Jane.  Briar Rose 
Becca's grandmother tells her that she is a princess, and after her death, Becca investigates her grandmother's mementos and discovers her harrowing teenage years, including survival in a mass grave and Nazis killing her husband.

Yolen, Jane.  Pay the Piper: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fairy Tale
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.

Updated 7/17/2013

 

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