Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!
This week we talk about the fairytale retellings we’ve read or want to read. I don’t read too many fairytale retelling stories so I had to get some help from one of my daughters who has read quite a few!
Retellings I’ve read:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer–“Cinderella” retelling
Uprooted by Naomi Novik–from Polish fairytales
Hush by Donna Jo Napoli–from an Icelandic Saga about a mute slave-girl who is the daughter of an Irish King
Splintered by A. J. Howard–retelling of Alice in Wonderland (not really a fairytale, but I’m using it!)
Suggestions from my daughter:
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale–retelling “The Goose Girl”
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst–retelling of “East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon”
East by Edith Pattou–retelling of “East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon”
Beauty by Robin McKinley–“Beauty and the Beast” retelling
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine–fairytale retelling of “Snow White”
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly–retelling of many fairytales (such as “Snow White”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Hansel and Gretel”)
What fairytale retellings do you like?