Twisted Fairy Tales

Although not strictly storytelling resources, these children's books provide examples of how traditional fairy tales can exist in many forms - some of them cultural variations, and others authored literary versions. 

Title Cinderella

Cinderella is so annoying

Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying! (The Other Side of the Story) - Trisha Speed Shaskan (Author), Gerald Claude Guerlais (Illustrator)

Egyptian Cinderella

The Egyptian Cinderella - Shirley Climo (author), Ruth Heller (illustrator)

Harry Potter

The Harry Potter Series - J. K. Rowling

Prince Cinders

Prince Cinders -  Babette Cole


Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China - Ai-Ling Louie (author), Ed Young(illustrator)

Title LRHH

Little Red

Little Red – Bethan Woollvin

The cat, the dog, little red

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma - Diana Fox

Into the forest

Into the Forest - Anthony Browne

The Wolf Story

The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood – Toby Forward and Izhar Cohen

Little Red Riding Hood around the world

The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood – Toby Forward and Izhar Cohen

Little Red Hood

Little Red Hood - Marjolaine Leray  (Author),‎ Sarah Ardizzone (Translator)

Title Beauty & Beast

Beauty & Beast around the world

Beauty and the Beast Stories Around the World: 3 Beloved Tales (Multicultural Fairy Tales) - Cari Meister

Mufaro's daughters

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters - John Steptoe

Sir Gawin & Loathly Lady

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady - Selina Hastings (author), Juan Wijngaard (illustrator)

Great smelly dog

Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain Margaret Read MacDonald (author), Julie Paschkis (illustrator)

Title Intertextual

Fiary Tale DIsaster

The Great Fairy Tale Disaster - David Conway

Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) -Robert Munsch (Author),‎ Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)

Once upon a time map book

The once upon a time map book - B.G.Hennessy (author), Peter Joyce (illustrator)


Instructions -  Neil Gaiman  (author),‎ Charles Vess (Illustrator)

Mr Wolfes Pancakes

Mr Wolf's Pancakes  – Jan Fearnley  (Author)

Lost Happy Endings

The Lost Happy Endings  – Carol Ann Duffy (author) Jane Ray   (illustrator)


Previously -  Allan Ahlberg  (Author),‎ Bruce Ingman  (Illustrator)

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Book

Whose afraid of the Big Bad Book - Lauren Child

Beware the story book wolves

Beware of the Storybook Wolves - Lauren Child

Nibbles the book monster

Nibbles the book monster - Emma Yarlett

Title Three Pigs

Three little Pigs - Wiesner

The Three Pigs  - David Wiesner

Three little wolves

Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig  - Eugene Trivizas (Author),‎ Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)

True story of three little pigs

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Picture Puffin)  –  Jon Scieszka  (Author),‎ Lane Smith  (Illustrator)

Title Jack

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk  - Colin Stimpson

Jill and the Beanstalk

Jill and the Beanstalk - Manju Gregory (Author),‎ David Anstey (Illustrator)

Jim & the Beanstalk

Jim and the Beanstalk -  Raymond Briggs

Kate and the Beanstalk

Kate and the Beanstalk -  Mary Pope Osborne (author), Giselle Potter (illustrator)

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