Fairy Tale Recommendations

This is by no means a complete list of my favorite fairy tale books, movies, and websites, but I thought it would be fun to share a few of the things I’ve been enjoying most lately. If people are interested, I can do more of this in the future.

The Hans Christian Andersen Center is a website put together by The University of Southern Denmark that has bibliographical information on Hans Christian Andersen, as well as full texts of all of his fairy tales.

SurLaLune Fairy Tales is a website that hosts 49 annotated fairy tale texts, as well as many other fairy tale resources.

Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s Beauty and the Beast is surprisingly hard to find in at its full and unabridged length. This beautiful edition came out recently.

The Fairy-Tale Princess: Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest is a gorgeous book with retellings by Wendy Jones and artwork by Su Blackwell. Blackwell does papercut sculptures that are absolutely delightful.

Beauty and the Beast by Megan Kearney is a webcomic that is perhaps my favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling I’ve come across. Start the comic here, or order print copies here.

Unburied Fables is an anthology of fairy tale retellings with LGBTQIA+ protagonists. There isn’t a story is this collection that I dislike, and 50% of the profits are donated to the Trevor Project.

Ever After is a film that is one of my favorite Cinderella retellings.



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