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Fractured Fairy Tales

These slightly warped versions of classic fairy tales and folklore are sure to crack you up. You may check each title's location and availability in the Library's catalog by clicking the title of the book.
The Bootmaker & the Elves
by Susan Lowell
A retelling, set in the Old West, of the traditional story about two elves who help a poor shoemaker, or in this case a bootmaker, and his wife.

The Emperor’s New Clothes: An All-Star Retelling of the Classic Fairy
by Various
Andersen's classic fairy tale retold from different points of view by twenty-three celebrities and depicted by twenty-three illustrators.

The Frog Prince Continued
by Jon Scieszka
After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.

Knights of the Kitchen Table
by Jon Scieszka
The trio goes back to the time of King Arthur where quick thinking and daring-do save them from a fire-breathing dragon and a foul-smelling giant.

The Prince of the Pond, Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin
by Donna Jo Napoli
Having been turned into a frog by a hag, a frog-prince makes the best of his new life as he mates, raises a family, and instills a new kind of thinking into his frog family.

The Princess Tales series
by Gail Carson Levine
Humorous retellings in novel form of classic folk and fairy tales

RAPunzel: A Happenin’ Rap
by David Vozar
A take-off, in rap style with dogs as characters, on the story of a girl with long hair who is imprisoned by a witch.

The Runaway Tortilla
by Eric Kimmel
In this Southwestern version of the Gingerbread Man, a tortilla runs away from the woman who is about to cook him.

Sleepless Beauty
by Frances Minters
In this updated, rhyming retelling of the traditional fairy tale, Beauty outwits the wicked witch and arranges for her own happy ending.