Retellings of fairy tales, legends, and myths

Here are the retellings and reimaginings of fairy tales, legends, and myths that I've reviewed to date.  Mg is midde grade--ages 9-12 ish, YA is young adult--ages 12 up.


The Arabian Nights
The Book of Wonders, by Jasmine Richards (2012) mg

Baba Yaga
A Question of Magic, by E.D. Baker (2013) mg
Egg and Spoon, by Gregory Maguire (2014) ya

Beauty and the Beast
The Princess Curse, by Marrie Haskell (2011) mg, ya
The Goddess Test, by Aimee Carter (2011) ya
Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn't Run Away, by Wendy Mass (2012) mg.

The Brave Little Tailor
Valiant, by Sarah McGuire (2015) mg/ya

Ash, by Malinda Lo (2009) ya
Glass Slipper, Golden Sandal, by Julie Paschkis (2007) picture book
Princess of Glass, by Jessica Day George (2010) mg, ya
Cinder, by Marissa Meyer (2012), upper mg, ya

East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, by Jessica Day George (2008)YA
Ice, by Sarah Beth Durst (2009)YA
East of the Sun, West of the Moon, by Jackie Morris (2013) YA

The Emperor's Nightingale
Nightingale's Nest, by Nikki Loftin (2014)

The Frog Prince
Frogged, by Vivian Vende Velde (2013) mg

Hansel and Gretel
The Witch's Guide to Cooking With Children, by Keith McGowin (2009) mg
The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, by Nikki Loftin (2012) mg

Jack and the Beanstalk
Ivy and the Meanstalk, by Dawn Lairamore (2011) mg
One Witch at a Time, by Stacey DeKeyser (2015) mg

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Quaking Hood, by Noah Z. Jones (2014) elementary
Cloaked in Red, by Vivian Vande Velde (2010) ya

The Pied Piper
Time Piper, by Delia Huddy (1979) ya, adult
Wild Magic, by Cat Weatherill (2007) mg
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett (2001) mg/ya
The Brixen Witch, by Stacy DeKeyser (2012) mg

The Princess and the Pea
A True Princess, by Diane Zahler (2011) mg

Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots, retold by Diana Wynne Jones (1999) elementary, mg
A Tale of Two Castles, by Gail Carson Levine (2011, Middle Grade)

My Unfair Godmother, by Janette Rallison (2011) mg/YA,
A Kiss in Time, by Alex Flinn (YA, 2009)
Spinners, by Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen (1999) YA

Sleeping Beauty
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey, by Jane Yolen (2012) mg
The Castle Behind Thorns, by Merrie Haskell (2014) mg
A Kiss in Time, by Alex Flinn (2009) YA
A Wicked Thing, by Rhiannon Thomas (2015) YA

The Snow Queen
Well Wished, by Franny Billingsley (1997), mg
Invisible Things, by Jenny Davidson (2010) YA
Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu (2011) mg

Snow White
Fairest of All, by Serena Valentino (2009) YA

Toads and Diamonds
Toads and Diamonds, by Heather Tomlinson (2010) YA
Once Upon a Toad, by Heather Vogel Frederick (2012) mg

Tom Thumb
The Pull of the Ocean Jean-Claude Mourlevat (1999 in France, 2006 US), mg/YA

The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George (Middle Grade/Young Adult)
The Thirteenth Princess, by Diane Zahler (2010, Middle Grade)
Entwined, by Heather Dixon (2011, Young Adult)
The Princess Curse, by Merrie Haskell (2011, Middle Grade/Young Adult)

Haunted Waters, by Mary Pope Osborne (1994, Young Adult)

The Wild Swans/Swan Brothers
Princess of the Wild Swans, by Diane Zahler (2012, Middle Grade/Young Adult)
Dearest, by Alethea Kontis (2015)

Multiple fairy tales combined together
My Fair Godmother, by Janette Rallison (2008) mg, ya
Reckless, by Cornelia Funke (2010) mg, ya
Cloaked, by Alex Flinn (2011) mg, ya
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (2012) mg, ya
In a Glass Grimmly, by Adam Gidwitz (2012) mg
Unlocking the Spell, by E.D. Baker (2012) mg

Anthologies of stories about different reimagined fairy tales

Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand, by Louise Hawes (2008) ya
Troll's Eye View, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (2009) mg, ya

And finally, Fairy Tale Retellings in the more traditional, anthology of stories that stick close to the original, sense

Old Swedish Fairy Tales, by Anna Whalenberg (1925) all ages
When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew, by Jan Andrews (2011) mg
Fairy Tale Comics, edited by Chris Duffy (2013) all ages


Hawaiian Mythology

The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson (2012), easy reader/elementary

King Arthur and his knights
The Hawk of May, by Ann Lawrence (1980) ya
Twilight of Avalon, by Anna Elliott (2009) adult

The Coming of the Dragon, by Rebecca Barnhouse (2010) mg, ya
The Boys of Blur, by N.D. Wilson (2014) mg

Icelandic Sagas
Thief Eyes, by Janni Lee Simner (2010) ya

Irish Mythology/legends
Shapeshifter, by Holly Bennett (2010) ya
The New Policeman, and The White Horse Trick, by Kate Thompson (2005, 2010) ya

Greek Mythology 

Hades Speaks! by Vicky Alvear Schecter (2014) mg
Helping Hercules, by Francesca Simon (2014) elementary/mg
Poseidon, by George O'Conner (2013) mg/ya

The Pig Scrolls, and The Pig Who Saved the World, by Paul Shipton (2005, 2006) mg
The Immortal Fire, by Anne Ursu (2009) mg

Hades and Persephone:
The Goddess Test, by Aimee Carter (2011) ya

Theseus and Ariadne:
The King Must Die, by Mary Renault (1958) adult
Dark of the Moon, by Tracy Barrett (2011) ya

Homer and Vergil:
King of Ithaka, by Tracy Barrett (2010)  mg, ya
Lavinia, by Ursula Le Guin (208) adult

Robin Hood

Shadows of Sherwood (2015) and Rebellion of Thieves (2016), by Kekla Magoon

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