Fairy Tales Retold for Teens

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Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets
Francesca Lia Block

TEEN BLOCK

What happens when a girl finds herself at the crossroads between worlds where the angels and ghosts, gods and demons, and beauties and beasts of myth are real? What does she do and who does she become?


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Before Midnight: A Retelling of "Cinderella"
Cameron Dokey

PB TEEN DOKEY

A retelling of the tale about a girl whose father remarries and the effects that her stepmother has on the family.


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Golden: A Retelling of "Rapunzel"
Cameron Dokey

TEEN DOKEY

Rapunzel has only two nights and one day in which to free a girl from a curse.


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The Fairest Beauty
Melanie Dickerson

INSPIR TEEN DICKERSON

In order to escape her stepmother, Sophie journeys with Gabe, a young man who claims she is betrothed to his older brother, but they begin to develop feelings for each other, in this tale loosely based on “Snow White.”


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Entwined
Heather Dixon

SF TEEN DIXON

Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother’s death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper, who’s trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.


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Beastly
Alex Flinn

SF TEEN FLINN

A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.


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Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles)
Alex Flinn

SF TEEN FLINN

Tells the story of Kendra, a witch, and the first three hundred years of her life, including takes on a classic fairy tale, the 1666 plague in Britain, the Titanic disaster, and the story of a modern-day, plain stepsister.


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Cloaked
Alex Flinn

SF TEEN FLINN

Seventeen-year-old Johnny is approached at his family’s struggling shoe repair shop in a Miami hotel by Princess Victoriana, who asks him to find her brother who was turned into a frog.


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A Kiss in Time
Alex Flinn

TEEN FLINN

Sixteen-year-old Princess Talia persuades 17 year-old Jack, the modern-day American who kissed her awake after a 300-year sleep, to take her to his Miami home, where she hopes to win his love before the witch who cursed her can spirit her away.


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M Is for Magic
Neil Gaiman

SF TEEN GAIMAN

Eleven stories that involve strange and fantastical events, including Humpty Dumpty.


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Book of a Thousand Days
Shannon Hale

SF TEEN HALE

Fifteen-year-old Dashti, sworn to obey her 16 year-old mistress, the Lady Saren, shares Saren’s years of punishment locked in a tower, then brings her safely to the lands of her true love, where both must hide who they are as they work as kitchen maids.


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Mira, Mirror
Mette Harrison

SF TEEN HARRISON

Long after the disappearance of Snow White’s stepmother, the witch trapped in her mirror manipulates a desperate peasant and a merchant’s daughter to seek the magic she needs to gain her freedom, but the girls show her a power far greater.


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Snow: A Retelling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
Tracy Lynn

PB TEEN LYNN

Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power.


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Matchless: A Christmas Story
Gregory Maguire

SF MAGUIRE

Entwines the classic fairy tale of the little match girl with a story of Frederik, whose mother is seamstress to the queen and who spends many evenings crafting a village in the attic of their small, cold home.


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Between the Lines
Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer

ROM TEEN PICOULT

Told in their separate voices, 16 year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and 15 year-old Delilah work together to seek his freedom.


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Cloaked In Red
Vivian Vande Velde

TEEN VANDE VELDE

Presents eight twists on the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood, exploring such issues as why most characters seem dim-witted and what, exactly, is the theme.


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Beastly
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SF DVD B

Kyle Kingson has it all, including a wicked cruel streak. He zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school’s party and then blows her off in a very cruel fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that transforms him into everything he hates. Enraged by his horrible appearance, he confronts Kendra and learns that the only way to break the curse is to find someone who will love him as he is, which is something he considers impossible.


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Ella Enchanted
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FAM DVD E

On the day of her birth, Ella is given the gift of obedience, which is also a curse. Under no circumstances can Ella refuse anything she is asked to do. Tired of being taken advantage of, Ella leaves home to find her Fairy Godmother and return her unwanted gift. This simple errand soon turns into an amazing journey.


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Red Riding Hood
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HOR DVD R

Beautiful young woman Valerie and brooding outsider Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village.


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Snow White and the Huntsman
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ACT DVD S

Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But the wicked ruler never imagined that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.


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