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Grimm Thoughts

German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first published Grimms' Fairy Tales in 1812. That was 200 years ago! And yet, to this day, young and old alike are familiar with their beloved stories. I've had a lot of Grimm thoughts lately. Tonight, my sister and I are volunteering to be characters from Hansel & Gretel at a friend's "A Night Dark and Grimm" party. Tomorrow, I'm hosting a Girl Scout tour centered around the Sisters Grimm book series by Michael Buckley. And I'm currently reading a teen book that fractures "The Little Mermaid" fairytale (Yes, you're right--that one came from Hans Christian Andersen. Thanks for clearing that up.) Actually, I read more than my fair share of fractured fairytales. I'm practically an expert on the subject. That's why I've composed this list of some of my favorites. It's my duty as a librarian.

* Important note! Some of these books are dark, just like the original stories. You've been warned.*

PICTURE BOOKS
Earthquack! by Margie Palatini
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
The Three Cabritos by Eric A. Kimmel
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox

JUVENILE FICTION
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker (#1)
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley (#1)
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (#1)
Whatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski

TEEN FICTION
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Cinder by Melissa Meyer
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (#1)
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce (#1)
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (#1)

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