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Twice Told Tales: Fairy Tales Retold

Familiar, old stories take on new twists in these retelling of some favorite tales.


Ivy's Ever After

Ivy's Ever After
By Lairamore, Dawn
2010-05 - Holiday House
9780823422616 Check Our Catalog

Filled with humor and high adventure, this fractured fairy tale tells how a spirited, nonconformist princess and an undersized, non-threatening dragon join forces to foil an evil prince's dastardly plot to destroy their kingdom. …More

A Kiss in Time

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A Kiss in Time
By Flinn, Alex
2009-05 - Harper Teen
9780060874193 Check Our Catalog

From an acclaimed author comes a contemporary and original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, in which Jack discovers the babe of his dreams. The only problem is she's 316 years old--and Jack must smuggle her out of Europe to Miami. …More

Calamity Jack

Calamity Jack
By Hale, Shannon
Author Hale, Dean
Illustrator Hale, Nathan
2010-01 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781599900766 Check Our Catalog

Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermind...with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, plotter, planner, trickster, swindler...maybe even thief? One fine day Jack picks a target a little more giant than the usual, and one little bean turns into a great big building-destroying beanstalk. With help from Rapunzel (and her trusty braids), a pixie from Jack's past, and a man with inventions from the future, they just might out-swindle the evil giants and put his beloved city back in the hands of good people ....while catapulting themselves and readers into another fantastical adventure. …More

Toads and Diamonds

Toads and Diamonds
By Tomlinson, Heather
2010-03 - Henry Holt & Company
0805089683 Check Our Catalog

Tomlinson retells the classic fairy tale Toads and Diamonds in this novel set in India during the early days of the 16th-century Mughal reign, when the traditional Indian multi-god religion and culture were living uneasily with the very different religion of Islamic invaders. …More


By Moss, Jenny
2010-04 - Scholastic Press
9780545036412 Check Our Catalog

Shadow, an orphan girl, is given the duty to watch the queen's every move. When the castle is thrown into chaos after the queen is poisoned, Shadow escapes with a young knight, whom she believes was betrothed to the queen. As mystery builds, and romantic tension does, too, Shadow begins to wonder what her role in the kingdom truly is. …More

The Wager

The Wager
By Napoli, Donna Jo
2010-04 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805087819 Check Our Catalog

In ancient Sicily, Don Giovanni is approached by a well-dressed stranger who offers him a magical purse--but only if he accepts a wager of not bathing for three years, three months, and three days. If he loses the wager, his forfeits his soul. …More

Princess of the Midnight Ball

Princess of the Midnight Ball
By George, Jessica Day
2009-01 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781599903224 Check Our Catalog

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn... Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all--true love--to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George's take on the Grimms' tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses "demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew. …More

Sisters Red

Sisters Red
By Pearce, Jackson
2010-06 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316068680 Check Our Catalog

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Scarlett and Rosie March have spent years hunting the Ferris--werewolves that took Scarlett's eye in a brutal attack years ago. But the Ferris are getting stronger, and when a rash of murders shakes Atlanta, the sisters move into the city for answers. …More

Geek Charming

Geek Charming
By Palmer, Robin
2009-02 - Speak
9780142411223 Check Our Catalog

From the author of "Cindy Ella" comes a modern-day fairy tale in which a geek meets the princess of L.A.'s poshest high school, who lets the F-lister into her A-list world. Original. …More

The World Above

The World Above
By Dokey, Cameron
2010-06 - Simon Pulse
9781442403376 Check Our Catalog

A twin sister comes to the rescue in this inventive retelling of Jack and theBeanstalk. …More