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
I believe this is the original printed one. It predates the Grimm’s version by a century or so. Little Red Riding Hood — Charles Perrault
The one most people know, but not original by a long way. Little Red Riding Hood — Brothers Grimm
A rather interesting spin off published in The Path of Pins, the Path of Needles — KT Bryski Lightspeed magazine.
Sadly this book falls well below the standard of Christina’s previous spin offs. I was left very disappointed. The Girl in Red — Christina Henry
A fun little spin off with Venusians playing all the usual protagonists. Through Time and Space — Julia Crane
Another spin off, which i haven’t got around to reading yet. In the Desert Like a Bone — Seanan McGuire ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I haven’t read this yet. Rumplestiltskin — Brothers Grimm
I haven’t read this yet. Spinning Silver — Naomi Novik ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Mermaids, Selkies, Sirens and Other Mythical Sea Folk
The original, and not a very nice view of mermaids. The Little Mermaid — Hans Christian Anderson
This is essential reading to really enjoy the next book, The Fabulous Showman — Irving Wallace The Mermaid by Christina Henry.
As always, superb story telling by Christina. The Mermaid — Christina Henry
A wonderful retelling of an old folk tale. Sealskin — Su Bristow
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. The Adventures of Rustle and Eddy — Joseph R. Lallo
A Great Gerta and the Mermaid — Mari Ness “Peter Pan and Neverland” tale.
This one fits into the “Other Mythical Sea Folk” label. Rather short but really good modern fairy tale. What the Sea Wants — P. Djèlí Clark
I only just bought this and haven’t got around to reading this yet, but it’s got great reviews and i’m certainly looking forward to reading it soon. The Mermaid of Black Conch — Monique Roffey
A re-imagining of The Surface Breaks — Louise O’Neill The Little Mermaid that i haven’t got around to reading yet. Hopefully it’s much, much better because, surely, it really can’t be any worse.
Just got this, an African take on mermaids: this is one i’m looking forward to reading. Skin of the Sea — Natasha Bowen ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
The Children of Hameln — Brothers Grimm
The Pied Piper of Hamelin — Robert Browning
A delightful follow on. Yarrow, Sturdy and Bright — Devon Monk
I haven’t got around to reading this yet. Some Wait — Stephen Graham Jones ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
This is so much better than the film. Stardust – Neil Gaiman ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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. The Adventures of Rustle and Eddy — Joseph R. Lallo ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Random Fairy Tale and Folklore
Superb collection of some of the classics. The Complete Fairy Tales — Charles Perrault
Now this is a super bargain for anyone who enjoys a good fairy tale. 1500 Eternal Masterpieces Of Fairy Tales — Various
A modern folklore story with old school folklore roots. Well worth reading if you enjoy those dark, deep, forest tales. Gingerbread — Robert Dinsdale
A super pick and mix of lots of fairy tales in one story. The Woodcutter — Kate Danley
As it says on the front cover: THIS IS NO BEDTIME STORY… Faerie Tale — Raymond E. Feist
An anthology full of fairy tale spin offs you may enjoy. The Starlit Wood — Anthology ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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.