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For August 2020 we'll be reading Fairy Tale/Retelling of a Fairy Tale.
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Fairy Tales/Retellings of Fairy Tales Book Help

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For this month, we will read Fairy Tales/Retelling of Fairy Tales Books.

Fairy Tale
- "a children's story about magical and imaginary beings and lands."
- "an instance of a folklore genre that takes the form of a short story."

Fairy Tale Suggestions:
  • Cinderella
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Snow Queen
  • Snow White and Rose Red
  • Rumplestiltskin
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/369 ... _Fairytale

Retelling of a Fairy Tale
- a story that takes a fairy tale and changes plot points, characters, and/or themes, but a reader can still identify the original tale

Retelling of a Fairy Tale Suggestions:
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • The Chronicles of Alice by Christina Henry
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/fa ... retellings

What will you read this month?
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Post by gali »

I have read many Fairy Tales and loved them.

From the list above, I have read and loved The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, and Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.
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I love that. I will check out some to read this week.

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I have chosen to read Sarah Henning’s Sea Witch. It is a retelling of the story of the Sea Witch from Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. There is a sequel as well, Sea Witch Rising.
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Post by HanElizabeth397 »

'A Court of Thorns and Roses' is a great suggestion for a retelling! But it's not only the first book that's a retelling of the story - the second book 'A Court of Mist and Fury' is also based on a fairytale: Snow White and the Huntsman! I'm also yet to read the 'Lunar Chronicles' but I'm excited to start!

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Love 'Ella Enchanted'! I will have to check out 'A Court of Mist and Fury' and the sequel.

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Post by Alezandra »

Just started reading the Lunar Chronicles. I enjoyed Cinder and now on Scarlet. I can imagine this can be turned into a series on the CW. It has potential, and cyborgs and extraterrestrial entities are all the rage now. I might try the other suggestions after I'm done.

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