9 Under-the-Radar Fairytale and Folktale Retellings

Margaret Kingsbury

(the excerpt below is one of the nine books featured in the article…SV)

WOLVES AND WITCHES BY AMANDA C. DAVIS AND MEGAN ENGELHARDT Sisters Amanda C. Davis and Megan Engelhardt compile 16 of their fractured fairytale stories and poems in this collection. In “Questing for Princesses” by Davis, a prince thinks it’s kind of ridiculous to go to all this trouble just to marry a princess. Hansel and Gretel’s stepmother tells her story in “A Mouth to Speak the Coming Home” by Engelhardt. Often, Davis and Engelbert retell the same fairytale in entirely different ways back to back. Davis’s darker retellings are perfectly complimented by Engelhardt’s lighter, though no less complex, versions.

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