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Hi everyone-

I am going to do a writing group with my daughter and her friends and I thought I'd have them try their hand at a fractured fairy tale. It would be fun to read them a variety of fractured fairy tales--what are your favorites?

Thanks for your ideas!
#1 - November 21, 2012, 09:11 PM
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p.s. I forgot to mention that I am looking for fractured fairy tale picture books but I welcome suggestions of MG or YA as well. For the purposes of the group, I'll read them some picture books during out meeting.
#2 - November 21, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Oooh, there are so many good ones out there! I'll start off with some recent favorites: GOLDILOCKS AND JUST ONE BEAR, GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS, and THE THREE NINJA PIGS. I'm sure others will weigh in with more gems.  :grin
#3 - November 21, 2012, 11:02 PM

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Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox is a scream.
#4 - November 22, 2012, 05:00 AM

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CINDER EDNA by Ellen Jackson. (Very funny.)
THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
SLEEPING UGLY by Jane Yolen
THE VERY SMART PEA AND THE PRINCESS TO BE by Mini Grey.

I'm not sure whether this counts, but I just love FANNY'S DREAM by Caralyn and Mark Buehner. She has a fairy godmother but the storyline doesn't follow Cinderella's... which I suppose does make it a fractured fairytale.

In MG, there's THE FROG PRINCESS by E. D. Baker. Love that book. And others too... will have to go and look at my bookshelf!

BREADCRUMBS by Ursu.
BB's NickyPicky's THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY too!
#5 - November 22, 2012, 06:27 AM
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Oh, Siski, you're just too nice!  Thank you.

#6 - November 22, 2012, 05:46 PM
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PICKY EATERS
OCTOPUSES ONE TO TEN
THE MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE
THE BALLAD OF BOOSTER BOGG
BEASTLY BABIES
TOOLING AROUND

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In case you have truck-loving girls in your group there's THE THREE LITTLE RIGS, HANSEL & DIESEL, and THE UGLY TRUCKLING, all by David Gordon. My son and daughter were big fans of these remakes.
#7 - November 25, 2012, 02:09 PM
BACKHOE JOE, HarperCollins, 2014
FAMOUSLY PHOEBE, Sterling, 2017
ALL IN A DROP, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019

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Take a look at Mo Willems' GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS--I love the double-twist at the end.
#8 - November 25, 2012, 02:36 PM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
among others

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Bubba the Cowboy Prince by Helen Ketteman--a western version of Cinderella that cracks me up.
#9 - November 25, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Keep 'em coming! I have a good list going now! Thanks-
#10 - November 25, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Waking Beauty. Sooo funny!
#11 - November 25, 2012, 04:20 PM
The GILDED series (Skyscape/ACP)
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I haven't read them but for YA, there is Jackson Pearce's Sweetly (Hansel and Gretel) and Sisters Red (Red Riding Hood).

My own pb No Bears came out in the US this year. I don't see it as a fractured fairy tale but many reviewers have described it in that way. It's more about storytelling, with riffs on fairytale characters in the illustrations.
#12 - November 25, 2012, 04:21 PM

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I love No Bears!!!!!!! So does my 7-year old. Great suggestion. We also like Prince Cinders. . .
#13 - November 25, 2012, 05:15 PM
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I love Gail Carson Levine's Princess books.
~Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep
~The Fairy's Mistake
~The Princess Test
~Cinderella and the Glass Hill
~For Biddle's Sake
~The Fairy's Return

God Bless,
Susan
#14 - November 26, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Okay, this isn't a PB, but I thought it was funny enough to include here (and sorry for the momentary hijack!):

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2012/11/25
#15 - November 26, 2012, 01:16 PM

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That is funny! Feral zombie pigs, wow!

#16 - November 26, 2012, 02:03 PM
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I do I unit on this every year and love to collect them. My favorites:

The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf
The Fourth Little Pig
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Cinder Hazel
Cindy Ellen
Cinder Edna
Dinorella
Bigfoot Cinderrrella

The Gingerbread Girl

Sleeping Ugly
#17 - November 26, 2012, 04:31 PM
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LITTLE RED COWBOY HAT has been a favorite among my students. :)
#18 - November 26, 2012, 07:27 PM
FLYING THE DRAGON (Charlesbridge, 2012)
A LONG PITCH HOME (Charlesbridge, 2016)

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The loathsome dragon. David Wiesner.
The Three Pigs. David Wiesner.
An Undone Fairy Tale. Ian Lendler.
The Paper Bag Princess. Munsch.

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I just discovered "The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy" by Nikki Loftin which happens to be an MG novel, a Hansel adn Gretel retelling. I'm excited to read it and hopefully suggest it to the group of girls I'm going to do this with- along with reading aloud some picture books. Should be fun! Thanks for all the suggestions and keep 'em coming!
#20 - November 28, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox is another good one.
#21 - November 28, 2012, 12:50 PM
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My kids begged for me to read THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith.
Another one that is MG and quite a bit darker is A TALE DARK AND GRIMM  by Adam Gidwitz.
#22 - November 28, 2012, 01:32 PM

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My kids second Stinky Cheese Man!
#23 - November 28, 2012, 02:13 PM

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I just discovered "The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy" by Nikki Loftin which happens to be an MG novel, a Hansel adn Gretel retelling. I'm excited to read it and hopefully suggest it to the group of girls I'm going to do this with- along with reading aloud some picture books. Should be fun! Thanks for all the suggestions and keep 'em coming!

You do realise that Nikki Loftin is NickyPicky here on the boards?
#24 - November 28, 2012, 03:57 PM

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I didn't realize that Nikki was on the boards. Go Blueboarders. Even better, perhaps I will suggest that all the girls in the group go out immediately and buy it!
#25 - November 28, 2012, 04:21 PM
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A young adult cyberborg version of Cinderella is CINDER.

And from what I've read Throne of Glass started as a version of Cinderella too.
#26 - November 28, 2012, 04:37 PM

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Oh, and Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci.

God bless,
Susan
#27 - November 30, 2012, 01:41 PM
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I know this is too late to add for your event but this title looks like such a fun idea I had to add it.

The Fairytale Hairdresser by Abie Longstaff. She's hairdresser to Goldilocks, the Little Mermaid and all sorts of other fairytale characters.
#28 - December 04, 2012, 07:04 PM

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No responses are "too late!" I'm compiling a list and it's so fun to have so many suggestions! Keep 'em coming.

#29 - December 04, 2012, 07:28 PM
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