Sunday, August 19, 2007

More Contest Ideas

For those of you who are still stumped after getting some story starter ideas, here's a list of books based on fairy tales that you can read to get even more inspiration. If anyone else knows of one that's not mentioned here (or if you have a review of one of these you'd like to contribute), send me an email and let me know! Please note, I haven't read most of these, but all of them sound great!

Before Midnight: A Retelling of "Cinderella"by Cameron Dokey
Just Ellaby Margaret Peterson Haddix
Bella at Midnightby Diane Stanley
Ella Enchanted (Trophy Newbery) by Gail Carson Levine
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel by Gregory Maguire
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

The Goose Girl
Goose Chase by Patricia Kindl
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Golden: A Retelling of "Rapunzel" (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
Twice Upon A Time #1: Rapunzel, the One With All The Hair (Twice Upon a Time) by Wendy Mass

Sleeping Beauty
Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" (Once Upon a Time)by Cameron Dokey
Briar Roseby Jane Yolen
Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
Twice Upon a Time, No. 2: Sleeping Beauty, the One Who Took the Really Long Nap (Twice Upon a Time)
Thornspell by Helen Lowe

Snow White
Snow: A Retelling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Once Upon a Time) by Tracy Lynn
Mirror Mirror: A Novel by Gregory Maguire
White As Snow (Fairy Tales) by Tanith Lee
Mira, Mirror by Mette Ivie Harrison
Fairestby Gail Carson Levine

Arthurian Legend
The Last Grail Keeper by Pamela Smith Hill (Review available here)
Avalon Highby Meg Cabot
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Damosel by Stephanie Spinner
Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
Spirited (Once Upon a Time)by Nancy Holder
Belle by Cameron Dokey (Once Upon a Time, out Nov. 23)

Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde
Straw Into Gold by Gary D. Schmidt
The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn
A Curse as Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Greek Mythology
Waiting for Odysseus by Clemence McLaren (Review available here)
Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
Inside the Walls of Troy: A Novel of the Women Who Lived the Trojan Warby Clemence McLaren (Review available here)
The Moon Ridersby Theresa Tomlinson

Tam Lin
Earthly Knight, Anby Janet Mcnaughton
The Perilous Gardby Elizabeth Marie Pope
Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip

12 Dancing Princesses
The Night Dance (Once Upon a Time) by Suzanne Weyn
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
The Phoenix Dance by Dia Calhoun
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (Out in Jan 09)

Short Story Fairy Tales
A Wolf at the Door: and Other Retold Fairy Tales by Various
Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold by Various
The Fairy's Return and Other Princess Talesby Gail Carson Levine (Review available here)
Once upon a Fairy Tale: Four Favorite Stories by Various
The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retoldby Francesca Lia Block
Book of Enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede (Review available here)

Other Fairy Tales
The Magic Circle by Donna Jo Napoli (Hansel and Gretel)
The Rose Bride: A Retelling of "The White Bride and the Black Bride" (Once Upon a Time) by Nancy Holder
Scarlet Moon by Debbie ViguiƩ (Red Riding Hood)
Sunlight and Shadow (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey (The Magic Flute)
The Swan Maidenby Heather Tomlinson
Water Song: A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" (Once Upon a Time) by Suzanne Weyn
The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of "The Arabian Nights" (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey
Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1) by Juliet Marillier (The Wild Swans)
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
East by Edith Pattou
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
The Wishing Moonby Michael O. Tunnell (Aladdin)
Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of "The Little Mermaid" (Once Upon a Time) by Debbie ViguiƩ
Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Prince and Pauper)
Aurelie: A Faerie Tale by Heather Tomlinson
The Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan" by Cameron Dokey (Out Feb 09)