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Fairy Tale Retellings (Youth)

Here are some fairy tales with a spin. Read these books for a different take on an old classic.

The true story of the three little pigs by Jon Scieszka

The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs

Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs by Mo Willems

When three hungry dinosaurs lay a trap hoping to catch something to eat, Goldilocks who never listens to warnings, walks into their house and springs the trap.

Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz

In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art

The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires

A freshly baked gingerbread cowboy escapes from the rancher's wife's kitchen and eludes his pursuers in this western United States version of the "Gingerbread Boy."

Who pushed Humpty Dumpty? : and other notorious nursery tale mysteries by David Levinthal

Police detective Binky investigates the theft of a golden goose, the poisoning of Snow White, and other fairy tale crimes

The three ninja pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs," Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day. Includes glossary of Japanese martial arts terms

Cinderelephant. by Emma Dodd

A lonely elephant mistreated by her warthog cousins charms Prince Trunky with the help of a furry godmouse.

Miss Smith's incredible storybook by Michael Garland

When the new teacher, Miss Smith, reads to her class, Zack and his classmates are amazed to find that the storybook characters come to life.

Ponyella by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Ponyella's dream of showing Princess Penelope her tricks at the pony championship comes true with the help of her fairy godmare

The three little superpigs by Claire (Illustrator) Evans

After their triumph over the Big Bad Wolf, the pigs fancied themselves as crime fighters, so when the Wolf escapes the residents of Fairyland call on the brothers to capture the villain--but the Wolf is planning his own revenge (and a pork dinner) so it will be up to the cleverest pig to once again rescue his brothers and save Fairyland.

It's not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk

Hansel and Gretel will not listen to their storyteller. For one thing, who leaves a trail of bread crumbs lying around, when there are people starving? Not Hansel, that's for sure! And that sweet old lady who lives in a house made of cookies and candy? There's no way she's an evil witch! As for Gretel, well, she's about to set the record straight--after all, who says the story can't be called Gretel and Hansel? It's time for these wacky siblings to take their fairy tale into their own hands. So sit back and enjoy the gingerbread!

The three little pigs and the somewhat bad wolf by Mark Teague

In this original version of the traditional tale, the three little pigs are in their usual trouble with the somewhat bad wolf--who is really just very hungry and frustrated that the pizza parlor will not serve him

The sky is falling! by Mark Teague

In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Chicken Little panics when an acorn falls on her head and sets off a dance frenzy among the other chickens, and while squirrel and the other animals understand what really happened, they soon join in the dancing--because it is fun

Trust me, Hansel and Gretel Are SWEET! : the story of Hansel and Gretel as told by the witch by Nancy Loewen

A humorous retelling of the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, told from the witch's point of view--who rescues the children from their wicked stepmother, and teaches them food art

Trust me, Hansel and Gretel Are SWEET! : the story of Hansel and Gretel as told by the witch by Nancy Loewen

A humorous retelling of the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, told from the witch's point of view--who rescues the children from their wicked stepmother, and teaches them food art

Frankly, I never wanted to kiss anybody! : the story of the frog prince, as told by the frog by Nancy Loewen

Introduces the concept of point of view through the prince's retelling of the classic fairy tale "The Frog Prince" --

Seriously, Snow White was so forgetful! : the story of Snow White as told by the dwarves by Nancy Loewen

The dwarf known as Seven explains how Snow White's terrible memory was the cause of many problems, including her long sleep, and exactly how she was rescued by a prince

Another other side of the story : fairy tales with a twist by Jessica Gunderson

"Introduces the concept of point of view through retellings of five classic fairy tales - 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Snow White,' 'Rapunzel,' 'Sleeping Beauty,' and 'The Frog Prince' - by the stories' supporting characters"--

Believe me, Goldilocks rocks! : the story of the three bears as told by Baby Bear by Nancy Loewen

Baby Bear, who wants to be called Sam, tells the true story of what happened when he and his parents went for a walk while their porridge cooled

Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox

To rescue Rapunzel from her tower, a prince yells for her to throw down her hair; but being too far away to hear clearly, she tosses out various items from her room, including her maid
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