Many of us have grown up with fairy tales. Powerful images such as glass slippers, trails of breadcrumbs, and long hair flowing outside a tall tower are referenced again and again in places such as school, work, movies, and literature. But these adventures don’t have to begin and end the same way with each telling. In fact, some authors of children’s literature have taken inspiration from classic fairy tales such as “Rumpelstiltskin” and “Beauty and the Beast” to spin their own tales. Here are a few to get you started!

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The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

By Christopher Healy

The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom.




Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away

By Wendy Mass

Struggling with looks that she thinks do not reflect her name, Beauty meets a gangly youth who lives in the shadow of his older brother.