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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.

Note: This list is a work in progress. More updates pending…

 

Traditional Tale:  THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
Fractured Tales:

The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Tim Raglin

 

Traditional Tale:  CINDERELLA
Fractured Tales:

Cinderelephant by Emma Dodd

Chickerella by Mary Jane Auch

Cinderella’s Dress by Nancy Willard

Cinderella’s Rat by Susan Meddaugh

Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella by Jan Brett

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

Ponyella by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans

Seriously, Cinderella Is So Annoying! by Trisha Speed Shaskan

 

Traditional Tale:  THE FROG PRINCE
Fractured Tales:

The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka

 

Traditional Tale:  THE GINGERBREAD MAN
Fractured Tales:

Can’t Catch Me by John and Ann Hasset

Catch That Cookie by Hallie Durant

The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

The Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett

The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst

The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray

The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck by Laura Murray

The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Klodstrup (jHoliday)

The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle

The Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Shulman

 

Traditional Tale:  GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
Fractured Tales:

B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A.A. Livingstone

Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S. Perl

Goldie and the Three Bears by Diane Stanley

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

Goldilocks Returns by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim

Me and You by Anthony Browne

Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno

Tackylocks and the Three Bears by Helen Lester

The Three Bears and Goldilocks by Margaret Wiley

The Three Bears’ Christmas by Kathy Duval (jHoliday)

The Three Bears’ Halloween by Kathy Duval (jHoliday)

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

Yours Truly, Goldilocks by Alma Flor Ada

 

Traditional Tale:  JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Fractured Tales:

The Giant and the Beanstalk by Diane Stanley

Jack and the Beanstalk by Nina Crews

Jack and the Hungry Giant Eat Right with MyPlate by Loreen Leedy

Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne

 

Traditional Tale:  THE LITTLE RED HEN
Fractured Tales:

The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzoh by Leslie Kimmelman (jHoliday)

The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza Philemom Sturges

With Love, Little Red Hen by Alma Flor Ada

 

Traditional Tale:  LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Fractured Tales:

Betsy Red Hoodie by Gail Carson Levine

Carmine: A Little More Red by Melissa Sweet

Into the Forest by Anthony Browne

Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar

Little Red Hot by Eric A. Kimmel

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

Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz

Ruby by Michael Emberley

Very Little Red Riding Hood by Teresa Heapy

 

Traditional Tales:  MASH-UPS AND COLLECTIONS
Fractured Tales:

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

Dear Peter Rabbit by Alma Flor Ada

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

Fractured Fables edited by JimValentino and Kristin K. Simon (jComix)

The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

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

Previously by Allan Ahlberg

Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

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

There’s a Princess in the Palace by Zoe B. Alley (jComix)

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child

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

 

Traditional Tale:  THE PIED PIPER OF HAMLIN
Fractured Tales:

The Pied Piper’s Magic by Steven Kellogg

 

Traditional Tale:  THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
Fractured Tales:

Princess Pigtoria and the Pea by Pamela Duncan Edwards

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

 

Traditional Tale:  RAPUNZEL
Fractured Tales:

Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox

 

Traditional Tale:  RUMPELSTILTSKIN
Fractured Tales:

Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter by Diane Stanley

 

Traditional Tale:  SLEEPING BEAUTY
Fractured Tales:

Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky

Sleeping Bobby by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne

Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen (jE)

Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale

Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox

 

Traditional Tale:  THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF
Fractured Tales:

Rockabilly Goats Gruff by Jeff Crosby

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

The Three Silly Billies by Margie Palatini

The Three Silly Girls Grubb by John and Ann Hassett

 

Traditional Tale:  THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Fractured Tales:

Huff and Puff by Claudia Rueda

20 Hungry Piggies by Trudy Harris

Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon

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

The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague

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

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

The Three Pigs by David Weisner

The Three Swingin’ Pigs by Vicky Rubin

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

 

Traditional Tale:  THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES
Fractured Tales:

The Princesses Have a Ball by Teresa Bateman