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runalian
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(6/14/07 5:08 pm)


recommend some books
Hi
I was wondering if you could recommend some novels that are based on fairy tales or folklore. I have just recently become interested in fairy tales again so what would be some good sites where I could learn more about the origin and symbolism (other that surlalune of course) Thanks in advance.

MaryCatelli
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(6/14/07 5:19 pm)


Re: recommend some books
Some of these you may have to go to the library to get.

Tanith Lee's Red As Blood A collection of short stories. The title story is perhaps the best, but they're all fairy-tale based.

Robin McKinley's Beauty

James Thurber's 13 Clocks

Erica Carlson
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(6/14/07 5:40 pm)


Re: recommend some books
Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber is one I would strongly recommend.

Robin McKinley has several novels that are fairy tale re-tellings - Beauty was already mentioned, but she's also written Rose Daughter, Spindle's End, Deerskin, and an anthology, The Door in the Hedge.

Endicott Studio has a really wonderful and extensive fairy tale reading list that is great fun to browse, and that includes a section of some non-fiction titles in addition to a wealth of novels and story collections.

Hope this helps,

Erica

runalian
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(6/14/07 6:49 pm)


Re: recommend some books
Thanks so much. I can't wait to try them. :D

aka Greensleeves
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(6/15/07 4:11 pm)


Re: recommend some books
I have a list on my website. Most of these are kid-friendly, but they're not all children's books.

nimiane
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(6/23/07 1:05 pm)


Re: recommend some books
Sleeping in Flame by Jonathan Carroll, which has a great blend of reality and fairytales.

And, if you're not averse to graphic novels, I highly recommend Fables by Bill Willingham

Laughingwriter
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(8/3/07 1:50 pm)


Re: recommend some books
Juliet Marillier's "Daughter of the Forest" is one of my favorites!

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