Fairy Tales & Folklore

Little Red Riding Hood, painted by J W Smith.
While i was having a Little Red Riding Hood reading binge i thought to myself, what this website needs is a fairy tale area where i list all the books related to fairy tales and folklore that i have on my Kindle.

So starting us off, it had to be

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood — Charles Perrault   I believe this is the original printed one.   It predates the Grimm’s version by a century or so.

Little Red Riding Hood — Brothers Grimm   The one most people know, but not original by a long way.

The Path of Pins, the Path of Needles — KT Bryski   A rather interesting spin off published in Lightspeed magazine.

The Girl in Red — Christina Henry   Sadly this book falls well below the standard of Christina’s previous spin offs.   I was left very disappointed.

Through Time and Space — Julia Crane   A fun little spin off with Venusians playing all the usual protagonists.

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Rumplestiltskin

Rumplestiltskin — Brothers Grimm   I haven’t read this yet.

Spinning Silver — Naomi Novik   I haven’t read this yet.

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Mermaids and Selkies

The Little Mermaid — Hans Christian Anderson   The original, and not a very nice view of mermaids.

The Fabulous Showman — Irving Wallace   This is essential reading to really enjoy the The Mermaid by Christina Henry.

The Mermaid — Christina Henry   As always, superb story telling by Christina.

Sealskin — Su Bristow   A wonderful retelling of an old folk tale.

The Adventures of Rustle and Eddy — Joseph R. Lallo   A fairy gets kidnapped by a merman and goes on an undersea adventure.   A super children’s story that’s also very suitable for adults who don’t take life too seriously.

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Pied Piper

Wikipedia History

The Children of Hameln — Brothers Grimm

The Pied Piper of Hamelin — Robert Browning  

Yarrow, Sturdy and Bright — Devon Monk   A delightful follow on.

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Unicorns

Stardust – Neil Gaiman   This is so much better than the film.

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Fairies

The Adventures of Rustle and Eddy — Joseph R. Lallo   A fairy gets kidnapped by a merman and goes on an undersea adventure.   A super children’s story that’s also very suitable for adults who don’t take life too seriously.

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Random Fairy Tale and Folklore

Gingerbread — Robert Dinsdale   A modern folklore story with old school folklore roots.   Well worth reading if you enjoy those dark, deep, forest tales.

The Woodcutter — Kate Danley   A super pick and mix of lots of fairy tales in one story.

1500 Eternal Masterpieces Of Fairy Tales — Various   Now this is a super bargain for anyone who enjoys a good fairy tale.

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I don’t think this list is finished yet.   I need to go through all my books and i’m sure there’ll be a few more additions.

If anyone does have any recommendations that i can read and add to these lists then please let me know: i do love good fairy tales and folklore.