November 27, 2014

A Tale As Old As Time...


It's time to talk about a crucial aspect of fantasy: fairy tales! Although I didn't grow up reading that many (and definitely noticed that I have some major catching up to do), I think most readers can name at least one fairy tale that has caught their fancy before. As you probably saw yesterday, Alexa and I absolutely adored Daughter of the Forest, which is based on the "The Six Swans" fairy tale. We were inspired by that book, which is why we're talking fairy tales today!

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What is your favorite fairy tale?

CINDERELLA | As I've mentioned, I realized when I was working on this post that I really haven't read as many fairy tales as I thought I had! I think I might have had a collection of fairy tales as a kid, but I'm not sure which one. I do know, however, that I absolutely loved this edition of Cinderella illustrated by K.Y. Craft. I still have copy of this gorgeous picture book, and it's the one fairy tale I remember loving when I was growing up!


What is your favorite Disney version of a fairy tale?

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | I wanted to pick something different from Alexa, but I can't deny that this was my favorite Disney version of a fairy tale. Seriously, how many times did I watch Beauty and the Beast? I adored Belle's love of books, of course, but it also had my favorite music. There was just something so special about this movie! I have no doubt that it's a favorite for many and for good reason, too! Time to watch it again...

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What is your favorite fairy tale retelling?

DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST | I know we talked about this yesterday... and that I haven't even read "The Six Swans" fairy tale that it's based on... but I can't deny that this is my all-time favorite fairy tale retelling now. The writing perfectly captures that fairy tale feeling, and the world is so rich, the characters so complex and the romance so enchanting. But if I hadn't read Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, I would have chosen The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer for this question. That series is such a creative take on several fairy tales!

What is your favorite fairy tale?
What is your favorite Disney version of one?
And your favorite fairy tale retelling?

3 comments:

  1. Daughter of The Forest is a book I'm dying to read! I am obsessed with fantasy retellings being s huge chunk of that. My favorite Disney Movie has always been Alice in Wonderland (alrhough) I do like Tim Burton version of the movie much better. I'd have to say my least favorite was Snow White. I'm gonna really date myself here but Snow White was the first movie I saw in the movie theater. My aunt took me and the witch TeRRIFIED me so badly we had to leave. So funny what the brain holds onto from early childhood. I LOVE watching Disney with my son now. He even like to watch the Tinkerbell movies. Mostly bc he's waiting for another one with pirates but I don't mind. tangled was pretty great too. I love that you guys are doing this is it my best thing right now!
    ❤️Britt @ PleaseFeedTheBookworm.com

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  2. Daughter of the forest <3 YES. I totally forgot the include that one in my comment on Alexa's post. I'm obsessed with Juliet Marillier, she's one of my favorite authors. And of course beauty and the beast, my all time favorite <3

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  3. I love this post! LOVE. I really adore fairy tales, as you now know after we've talked about it a little, and reading them, rereading them and reading books inspired by them is ALWAYS something I'm passionate about. I love that you picked Cinderella (I'm not a fan of the Disney version, but I do like the original and other adaptations) and Beauty and the Beast (HOLLER. My favorite forever and ever). Also, Daughter of the Forest is the perfect choice :D

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