The Complete Fairy Tales — Charles Perrault

Tales in Verse

The History of Griselda
Letter to M…., on sending him The History of Griselda
Three Silly Wishes


Stories or Tales of Bygone Times, with their Morals

To Mademoiselle
The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
Little Red Riding-Hood
Puss in Boots
The Fairies
Ricky the Tuft
Hop o’ my Thumb
Appendix A: Selected Tales related to Perrault’s Contes
Appendix B: Early Versions of the last part of Sleeping Beauty and of The Fairies
Explanatory Notes


Charles’ Page

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What the Sea Wants — P. Djèlí Clark

What the Sea Wants, written by P Djèlí Clark.Available in Daily Science Fiction – Oct 2012.

This one fits in my Mermaids, Selkies, Sirens and Other Mythical Sea Folk collection.

Although it’s a very short short-story, it’s still a good modern fairy tale about one of those “Other Mythical Sea Folk”.

Beware the sea!

Next up in my Djèlí reading list is With a Golden Risha.

P. Djèlí Clark’s Page

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Pan’s Labyrinth — Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke

This is one super good, dark fantasy/fairy-tale.

Set in 1944 at the end of the Spanish Civil War, with Franco’s troops continuing their brutal repression of anyone and anything that stood in their way.   It gets rather violent, brutal and nasty, and caught in amongst all of this is our protagonist, Ofelia, a young girl who has grown up with the horrors of war all around her.

This is not a book for children, or for the faint of heart looking for a nice fantasy/fairy-tale read, but it’s certainly worth a read if you can handle a fair bit of brutality.

Guillermo’s Page Cornelia’s Page

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The Starlit Wood — Anthology

Introduction — Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe – 2016
In the Desert Like a Bone (Little Red Riding Hood) — Seanan McGuire – 2016
Underground (East of the Sun, West of the Moon) — Karin Tidbeck – 2016
Even the Crumbs Were Delicious (Hansel and Gretel) — Daryl Gregory – 2016
The Super Ultra Duchess of Fedora Forest (The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage) — Charlie Jane Anders – 2016
Familiaris (The Wolves) — Genevieve Valentine – 2016
Seasons of Glass and Iron (The Glass Mountain/The Black Bull of Norroway) — Amal El-Mohtar – 2016
Badgirl, The Deadman and The Wheel of Fortune (The Girl with No Hands) — Catherynne M. Valente – 2016
Penny for a Match, Mister? (The Little Match Girl) — Garth Nix – 2016
Some Wait (The Pied Piper of Hamelin) — Stephen Graham Jones – 2016
The Thousand Eyes (The Voice of Death) — Jeffrey Ford – 2016
Giants in the Sky ( Jack and the Beanstalk) — Max Gladstone – 2016
The Briar and the Rose (Sleeping Beauty) — Marjorie Liu – 2016
The Other Thea (The Shadow) — Theodora Goss – 2016
When i Lay Frozen (Thumbelina) — Margo Lanagan – 2016
Pearl (Dã Tràng and the Pearl) — Aliette de Bodard – 2016
The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle (The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle) — Sofia Samatar – 2016
Reflected (The Snow Queen) — Kat Howard – 2016
Spinning Silver (Rumpelstiltskin) — Naomi Novik – 2016

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