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Fractured Fairy Tales

A fractured fairy tale is a humorous adaptation of a classic fairy tale which changes the characters, settings, points of view, or plot in an unexpected way. Click on a title to see the call number and check the catalog for availability.

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The Fairy-Tale Detectives
by Michael Buckley

This first book in a series begins the story of two sisters who find themselves living alongside fairy tale characters when they move to Grandma's house.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka

This entertaining book takes a gross twist on many classic tales.

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Watch Out for Wolfgang
by Paul Carrick

This retelling of the 3 Little Pigs portrays three robot brothers trying to make their way in the world while keeping Wolfgang the Recycler at a distance.

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The Foggy, Foggy Forest
by Nick Sharratt

Travel to the fairy tale forest. Can you guess who is hidden in the fog?

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Goldie Locks has Chicken Pox
by Erin Dealey

Goldie Locks' chicken pox keep her from visiting her other fairy tale friends.

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The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner

In this Caldecott winner, pigs fly to escape wolf and visit other storybook characters.

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Horrible Harry Bugs the Three Bears
by Suzy Kline

Harry tries to share his love of bugs with his classmates through a fairy tale skit.

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Falling for Rapunzel
by Leah Wilcox

Rapunzel cannot hear her would-be rescuer since she is high in a tower, so a comedy of errors occur when he yells for her to throw down her hair.

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Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast
by Robin McKinley

Adults and children alike love this romantic retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

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Waking Beauty
by Leah Wilcox

Prince Charming doesn't know how to wake Sleeping Beauty and isn't taking any advice from the fairies.


Last Updated: 10/22/09