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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.
Individual Fractures
The Runaway Tortilla
The Runaway Tortilla
Eric Kimmel
In this Southwestern version of the Gingerbread Man, a tortilla runs away from the woman who is about to cook him.
The Princess Tales series
The Princess Tales series
Gail Carson Levine
Humorous retellings in novel form of classic folk and fairy tales
The Bootmaker & the Elves
The Bootmaker & the Elves
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.
Sleepless Beauty
Sleepless Beauty
Frances Minters
In this updated, rhyming retelling of the traditional fairy tale, Beauty outwits the wicked witch and arranges for her own happy ending.
The Prince of the Pond, Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin
The Prince of the Pond, Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin
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.
Knights of the Kitchen Table
Knights of the Kitchen Table
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 Frog Prince Continued
The Frog Prince Continued
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.
The Emperor’s New Clothes: An All-Star Retelling of the Classic Fairy
The Emperor’s New Clothes: An All-Star Retelling of the Classic Fairy
Various
Andersen's classic fairy tale retold from different points of view by twenty-three celebrities and depicted by twenty-three illustrators.
RAPunzel: A Happenin’ Rap
RAPunzel: A Happenin’ Rap
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.