Fairy Tales for Grown Ups

A Listmania! list by Chacucha "chacucha" (Michigan)
The list author says: "Fairy tales capture the imagination in grown people as well as children. These books are perfect for those who like stories of brave heroes, impressive magic, whimsical fairies, and timeless tales."
Enchantment
1.  Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "What if Sleeping Beauty woke up in modern times?  Oscar Scott card expertly answers this question in a modern fairy tale full of adventure, witches, princesses, and destiny."
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Stardust
2.  Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Neil Gaiman, a master storyteller, creates a fairy tale about a young boy who enters the land of Faerie in search of a fallen star and the heart of a beautiful maiden.  Although not a classic fairy tale, this story has all the elements of folklore."
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Beast
3.  Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
The list author says:
  "Beauty and the Beast with character development and plot sophisticated enough for adults."
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Fairest
4.  Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
The list author says:
  "Snow White-like tale from the author of Ella Enchanted.  Ella Enchanted is charming, but I prefer this story which takes place in the same universe.  I also recommend The Two Princesses of Bamarre."
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
5.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "The ending is rushed, and there are holes in the plot you can drive a truck through, but this imaginative book, which inspired the musical is still worth a read."
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The Rumpelstiltskin Problem
6.  The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde
The list author says:
  "The story of Rumplestiltskin has a lot of logical inconsistencies.  Why does the miller tell the king his daughter can turn straw into gold?  Why does Rumplestiltskin want a baby?  Vivian Vande Velde explores these question in 6 versions of the classic tale."
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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
7.  The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
The list author says:
  "Okay, I admit it, the film is better than this book.  It is the rare exception to the rule that the book is better than the movie.  However, this version of the book assumes you have seen the movie.  It is clever and funny and the footnotes are superb."
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition (Harry Potter)
8.  The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition (Harry Potter) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Just as Snow White and Cinderella are known to all the Muggles (non-magical people), so are these stories known to all the magical children."
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Artemis Fowl (new cover)
9.  Artemis Fowl (new cover) by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "Artemis Fowl kidnaps a fairy person and opens the door to their world.  Not a classic fairy tale, but it is a tale with fairies in it.  If you like it, it's part of a whole series."
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A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, Book 1)
10.  A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, Book 1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "Meredith Gentry is the first and only American fairy princess.  As the series opens, she is in exile passing for human in California due to the constant attempts on her life.  Again, this is not a classic fairy tale but explores the traditional Irish fairy world that is fun to visit again and again.  (Warning: for adults only. Very graphic sexual situations.)"
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Meredith Gentry 0 Dec 8, 2012
Meredit Gentry Series 3 Nov 21, 2012
Was the movie made? 3 Sep 13, 2012
What about Wicked for teens? 21 Sep 1, 2012
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Kindle edition gone 6 Jun 17, 2012
What is the appropriate age for this book? 26 Feb 13, 2012
"Tales of Beedle the Bard" Audio Book 15 Jul 28, 2011
 
   

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Last updated: 10/17/11
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