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Fractured Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

“Fractured Fairy Tales” are adaptations of traditional tales. They may show new points of view, role reversals, new characters and plot twists, sequels, alternative settings, or fairy-tale combinations. They are often very funny!

The books listed here are shelved in the Picture Books areas unless otherwise indicated.

12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays by Justin McCory Martin (j812.6)

20 Hungry Piggies by Trudy Harris

A Chair for Baby Bear by Kaye Umansky

Beware of the Bears! by Alan MacDonald

Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child

Brothers of the Knight by Debbie Allen

The Bourbon Street Musicians by Kathy Price

Carmine: A Little More Red by Melissa Sweet

Chickerella by Mary Jane Auch

Cinderella Outgrows the Glass Slipper and Other Zany Fractured Fairy Tale Plays by J.M. Wolf (j812.6)

Cinderella, the Dog and Her Little Glass Slipper by Diane Goode

Cinderella’s Dress by Nancy Willard

Cinderella’s Rat by Susan Meddaugh

Dragon Pizzeria by Mary Morgan

Extra! Extra!: Fairy-Tale News from Hidden Forest by Alma Flor Ada

Fairy Trails: A Story Told in English and Spanish by Susan Middleton Elya

Fairytale News by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins

Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox

The Famous Adventures of Jack by Berlie Doherty (j398.2)

The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka

Gator Gumbo: A Spicy-Hot Tale by Candace Fleming

The Giant and the Beanstalk by Diane Stanley

The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Goldie and the Three Bears by Diane Stanley

Goldilocks Returns by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky

If the Shoe Fits: Voices from Cinderella by Laura Whipple (j811.54)

Jack and the Beanstalk: How a Small Fellow Solved a Big Problem by Albert Lorenz

Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne

The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza Philemom Sturges

Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Loony Little by Dianna Hutts Aston

The Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Shulman

Mr. Wolf and the Three Bears by Jan Fearnley

Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds) by Geoffrey Kloske and Barry Blitt

The Pied Piper’s Magic by Steven Kellogg

Previously by Allan Ahlberg

The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane Auch

The Princesses Have a Ball by Teresa Bateman

Ruby by Michael Emberley

Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter by Diane Stanley

Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

Shaq and the Beanstalk and Other Very Tall Tales by Shaquille O’Neal

Sleeping Bobby by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne

Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen (jE)

Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka

There’s a Wolf at the Door by Zoe B. Alley

The Three Bears Rhyme Book by Jane Yolen (j811.54)

The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Mean Calypso Joe by Catherine Valente Youngquist (398.2)

Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon

The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

The Three Pigs by David Weisner

The Three Silly Billies by Margie Palatini

The Three Silly Girls Grubb by John and Ann Hassett

The Three Swingin’ Pigs by Vicky Rubin

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs … by Jon Scieszka

The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be by Mini Grey

Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox

With Love, Little Red Hen by Alma Flor Ada

The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Tim Raglin

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman (j428.6)

Yours Truly, Goldilocks by Alma Flor Ada