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Beast
by Donna Napoli

Elaborates on the tale of "Beauty and the Beast," told from the point of view of the beast and set in Persia.

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Beauty Sleep
by Cameron Dokey

An acclaimed romance writer follows up her previous update of a classic fairy tale--"The Storyteller's Daughter"--with this updated version of the tale of Sleeping Beauty. Aurore, a young tomboy of a princess, embarks on a dangerous journey alongside a prince, only to find a curse activated upon her the moment she attempts to rescue him in a battle. Their mutual love proves the key to her own salvation.

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Bound
by Donna Napoli

In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.

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Crazy Jack
by Donna Napoli

In this version of the traditional tale of the young boy who climbs a beanstalk, Jack searches for his father, falls in love with Flora, and learns the value of real treasure.

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Goose Chase
by Patrice Kindl

Rather than marry a cruel king or a seemingly dim-witted prince, an enchanted goose girl endures imprisonment, capture by several ogresses, and other dangers, before learning exactly who she is.

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Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Jacob Grimm

From the land of fantastic castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of entrancing folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magic beasts and cunning boys. From favorites such as "The Frog-Prince" and "Hansel and Gretel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" or "Old Sultan", all are vivid with timeless mystery.

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Just Ella
by Margaret Haddix

In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

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Kissing the Witch
by Emma Donoghue

A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist.

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Magic Circle
by Donna Napoli

After learning sorcery to become a healer, a good-hearted woman is turned into a witch by evil spirits and she fights their power until her encounter with Hansel and Gretel years later.

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Rose Daughter
by Robin McKinley

Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay, and through her love he is released from the curse that had turned him from man to beast.

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Scarlet Moon
by Debbie Viguie

From the author of "Midnight Pearls" comes an updated version of the classic tale "Little Red Riding Hood," in which the wolf is a young noble living under a curse.

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Sirena
by Donna Napoli

The gods grant immortality to the mermaid Sirena when she rescues a human man from the sea and they fall in love, but his mortality creates great conflict between love and honor when he is called to defend Greece in the Trojan War.

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Snow
by Tracy Lynn

Based upon the classic fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this retelling presents teen readers with a heroine who is not the stuff of fairy tales and legends. Born in a Welsh fiefdom, a young Snow flees her stepmother and arrives in London, where she is immediately rescued by a band of outcasts.

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Spindle's End
by Robin McKinley

The infant princess Briar Rose is cursed on her name day by Pernicia, an evil fairy, and then whisked away by a young fairy to be raised in a remote part of a magical country, unaware of her real identity and hidden from Pernicia's vengeful powers.

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The Rose and the Beast
by Francesca Lia Block

Nine classic fairy tales set in modern, magical landscapes and retold with a twist.

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The Storyteller's Daughter
by Cameron Dokey

How do all great stories begin? With "Once Upon A Time..." Once upon a time, there lived a king whose heart was heavy. He had been betrayed by the woman he loved. Though the queen's schemes were discoverd before she could deprive her husband of his life, her dying curse killed something deep within him: his ability to love and trust. And so he makes a terrible resolution: He will take a bride for one night only.

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Truly Grim Tales
by Priscilla Galloway

A guilt-ridden prince with a foot fetish seeking his glass-slippered dance partner and a beauty contest winner as Snow White's murderous stepmother are featured in two of the original "grim" plots in this young adult collection loosely based on eight traditional fairy tales.

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Zel
by Donna Napoli

Based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, the story is told in alternating chapters from the point of view of Zel, her mother, and the prince, and delves into the psychological motivations of the characters.

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