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Ep. #24 -- Fantastic Fairy Tales

Episode Overview:

In this week's episode, Jill is back and she talks with Adam and Kristin about fairy tales! We discuss what we think makes a fairy tale a fairy tale (which turns out to be a much harder question to answer than we originally thought!) and offer some of our favorite fairy tales, both long-standing original ones and modern retellings. As usual, we also offer some of our recent reads and forthcoming books we're looking forward to reading.

If you have a favorite fairy tale or have your own definition for what makes a fairy tale a fairy tale, please feel free to let us know at [email protected]

Featured OverDrive Staff:

Jill, Adam, and Kristin

Intro (0:00-1:53)

Favorite Fairy Tales (1:54-9:16)

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Rumplestiltskin

Hansel and Gretel

Little Red Riding Hood

The Little Mermaid

Recent Reads: (9:17-15:44)

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio

If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

What Is a Fairy Tale? (15:45-35:14)

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Transformations by Anne Sexton

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me edited by Kate Bernheimer

The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison by Maggie Smith

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieska

Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieska

Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieska

Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky

Snow White in New York by Fiona French

Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Favorite Retellings (35:15-42:06)

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Beauty by Robin McKinley

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivy

Forthcoming Titles and Other Books (42:07-End)

The Hundred Lies of Lindsey Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

Spinning Straw Into Gold by Joan Gould

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

The Trespasser by Tana French

In the Woods by Tana French

Music

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