This week a celebration of fairy tale retellings--Once Upon a Week-- is taking place, hosted by Today's Adventures. Lots of fun reviews and interviews to read, and, for me at least, lots of new to me blogs to visit!
In the spirit of fairy tale-ness, I went through and found all the fairy tale retellings I've reviewed, and offer them again today! I am a little surprised that out of 796 posts I only have seven that are retellings of "classical European fairy tales" (but on the other hand, I've reviewed lots of fantasy books that are fairy tale-esque in their own right...see list of recent reviews at right!)
Ice, by Sarah Beth Durst
Ash, by Malinda Lo
Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand, by Louise Hawes
Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, by Jessica Day George
My Fair Godmother, by Janette Rallison
Glass Slipper, Golden Sandal, by Julie Paschkis
And now I feel inspired to seek out more re-tellings, preferable retellings of "fairy tales of many lands" done with cultural sensitivity...so please make suggestions! (and come back tomorrow for a review I'd already planned of a cd featuring just such stories...)
And now I am also wondering what makes a Fairy Tale different Folk Tale. Are there ever girls in ball gowns on the covers of the later? Or is it something more fundamental, (like shoes)?