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From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis, and feminism. Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over a long writing life and in Once Upon a Time, she explores a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In 10 succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Her book makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.

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9780198718659 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 15, 2014, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries.

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9780198779858 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 28, 2016, cover price $13.95

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Product Description: What do you get when classic fairy tales are twisted about, turned inside out, and reworked for the graphic novel format? Far Out Fairy Tales! Discover what Snow White would be like if she were raised by robots. Find out how Cinderella's story plays out when she walks the path of the ninja...read more
By Fernando Cano (illustrator), Joey Comeau, Otis Frampton, Omar Lozano (illustrator) and Sean Tulien

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9781496525116 | Stone Arch Books, April 30, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: What do you get when classic fairy tales are twisted about, turned inside out, and reworked for the graphic novel format?

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Product Description: Briar Rose is a historically sensitive retelling of Sleeping Beauty set amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II.In the heat of midsummer 1942, deep in a forest in the heart of Poland, Briar Rose arrives at a castle that has fallen into the hands of an evil army...read more

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9780765382948 | Tor Teen, April 19, 2016, cover price $10.99 | About this edition: Briar Rose is a historically sensitive retelling of Sleeping Beauty set amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II.

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Product Description: Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today: Ellen Hopkins, Amanda Hocking, Julie Kagawa, Claudia Gray, Rachel Hawkins, Kimberly Derting, Myra McEntire, Malinda Lo, Sarah Rees-Brennan, Jackson Pearce, Christine Johnson, Jeri Smith Ready, Shaun David Hutchinson, Saundra Mitchell, Sonia Gensler, Tessa Gratton, and Jon Skrovron...read more

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9780373211081 | Harlequin Books, February 25, 2014, cover price $16.99

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9781511317917 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, January 26, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today: Ellen Hopkins, Amanda Hocking, Julie Kagawa, Claudia Gray, Rachel Hawkins, Kimberly Derting, Myra McEntire, Malinda Lo, Sarah Rees-Brennan, Jackson Pearce, Christine Johnson, Jeri Smith Ready, Shaun David Hutchinson, Saundra Mitchell, Sonia Gensler, Tessa Gratton, and Jon Skrovron.

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Product Description: Walt Kelly, Disney animator on Dumbo, Fantasia, Snow White, and Pinocchio and the creator of the Pogo comic strip, created beautiful, action-packed fairy tale comic book stories from his own incredible imagination and ones based on The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson classics...read more
By Walt Kelly, Dean Yeagle (foreword by) and Craig Yoe (introduced by)

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9781631403651 | Idea & Design Works Llc, November 24, 2015, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Walt Kelly, Disney animator on Dumbo, Fantasia, Snow White, and Pinocchio and the creator of the Pogo comic strip, created beautiful, action-packed fairy tale comic book stories from his own incredible imagination and ones based on The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson classics.

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Product Description: New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, "told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork" (GeekInsider...read more
By Chris Riddell (illustrator)

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9780062398246 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, September 22, 2015, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, "told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork" (GeekInsider.

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Product Description: Beauty and the Beast is one of the most classic tales ever written. A beautiful daughter dreams of meeting a handsome prince, but in order to save her father's life, she leaves home to live with a terrible, frightening beast. Though her patron is hideous, his disarming generosity slowly leads to a surprising connection...read more

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9781517345433 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 15, 2015, cover price $6.99 | also contains Beauty and the Beast | About this edition: Beauty and the Beast is one of the most classic tales ever written.
9781906814205 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, September 1, 2015, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: The classic fairy tale of the Prince cursed to live as a hideous beast.

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Product Description: The classic fairy tale of Goldilocks. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful fairy tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes coloring page for the enthusiastic young reader!
By Robert Southey and William A. Walsh (illustrator)

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9781906814182 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, September 1, 2015, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: The classic fairy tale of Goldilocks.

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Product Description: The classic fairy tale of Jack and the magic beans. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful fairy tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes coloring page for the enthusiastic young reader!
By Alex A. Blum (illustrator) and William Godwin

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9781906814168 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, September 1, 2015, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: The classic fairy tale of Jack and the magic beans.

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Product Description: The classic fairy tale of the 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful fairy tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes coloring page for the enthusiastic young reader!

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9781906814144 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, September 1, 2015, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: The classic fairy tale of the 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf.

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Product Description: The classic fairy tale of Puss in Boots. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful fairy tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes coloring page for the enthusiastic young reader!

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9781906814243 | Classic Comic Store Ltd, September 1, 2015, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: The classic fairy tale of Puss in Boots.

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Product Description: All the beloved fairytale classics are kinda... broken. I mean, they don't have ANY Dinosaurs, Robots, Zombies or Space Aliens in them. I don't know what those guys from olden days were thinking. So! I took all those cherished children's stories, added some crazyness, and vastly improved them! Probably! Fairy Tales I Just Made Up is jam-packed with weirdo fun, including The Dumbest Love Story Ever, Magical-Science, and Bacon Helicopters...read more

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9780980231441 | Don''t Eat Any Bugs Productions, February 7, 2015, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: All the beloved fairytale classics are kinda.

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Product Description: The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, the ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them, the ones that have become ingrained in modern culture, and the ones that have been too long overlooked...read more
By Melissa Marr (editor) and Tim Pratt (editor)

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9780316212946 | Little Brown & Co, October 22, 2013, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.

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9780316212939 | Reprint edition (Little Brown & Co, January 20, 2015), cover price $10.00 | About this edition: The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.

By Misstigri (illustrator)

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9782733829516 | Ltf edition (Auzou Publishing, January 6, 2015), cover price $19.95

New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, "told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork" (GeekInsider.com).The result is a beautiful and coveted edition of The Sleeper and the Spindle that the Guardian calls "a refreshing, much-needed twist on a classic story."In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories.This story was originally published (without illustrations) in Rags & Bones (Little, Brown, 2013). This is the first time it is being published as an illustrated, stand-alone edition, and the book is a beautiful work of art.

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9781408859643 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, October 23, 2014, cover price $20.95 | also contains The Sleeper and the Spindle | About this edition: New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, "told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork" (GeekInsider.

Paperback:

9781408859650, titled "Sleeper and the Spindle" | Gardners Books, October 22, 2015, cover price $13.35 | also contains The Sleeper and the Spindle

CD/Spoken Word:

9780062435132 | Unabridged edition (Harperfestival, September 22, 2015), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: It was the closest kingdom to the queen's, as the crow flies, but not even the crows flew it.

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Product Description: Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against her signature wit and humor. The framing story concerns a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her...read more

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9780810129870 | Northwestern Univ Pr, September 15, 2014, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against her signature wit and humor.

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Product Description: When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories...the best place by the fire was kept for...The Storyteller!Finally back in print and in a gorgeous new hardcover, Jim Henson's The Storyteller features nine folktales based on Henson's Emmy-award winning television series, beautifully told by Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella...read more
By Hannah Christenson (illustrator), Eva Eskelinen (illustrator), Jim Henson (creator) and Anthony Minchella

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9781608864430 | Archaia Studios Pr, August 12, 2014, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories.

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Product Description: As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:“Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from a literary prodigy into a powerful, distinctive storyteller…Transfixing and surprising...read more

Hardcover:

9781594631399 | Riverhead Books, March 6, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:“Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from a literary prodigy into a powerful, distinctive storyteller…Transfixing and surprising.
9781447237136 | Pan Macmillan, February 27, 2014, cover price $21.25 | About this edition: As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:“Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from a literary prodigy into a powerful, distinctive storyteller…Transfixing and surprising.

Paperback:

9781594633409 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, March 3, 2015), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:“Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from a literary prodigy into a powerful, distinctive storyteller…Transfixing and surprising.

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9781628991604 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, July 1, 2014), cover price $35.95 | About this edition: In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty -- the opposite of the life she's left behind in New York.

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Product Description: Fairy-tale adaptations are ubiquitous in modern popular culture, but readers and scholars alike may take for granted the many voices and traditions folded into today's tales. In Fairy Tales Transformed?: Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder, accomplished fairy-tale scholar Cristina Bacchilega traces what she terms a "fairy-tale web" of multivocal influences in modern adaptations, asking how tales have been changed by and for the early twenty-first century...read more

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9780814334874 | Wayne State Univ Pr, November 1, 2013, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Fairy-tale adaptations are ubiquitous in modern popular culture, but readers and scholars alike may take for granted the many voices and traditions folded into today's tales.

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Product Description: In the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, some of the today's finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales--but with a decidedly darker twist.Fearie Tales is a fantastical mix of spellbinding retelling of classic stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin, along with unsettling tales inspired by other children's classics, all interspersed with the original tales of their inspiration...read more
By Stephen Jones (editor) and Alan Lee (illustrator)

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9781623658069 | Quercus, September 23, 2014, cover price $24.99
9781848663466 | Gardners Books, October 24, 2013, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: In 1884 Margaret Hunt's translation of the Brothers Grimm's Kinder- und Hausmärchen was published as Grimm's Household Tales and since that day those stories have inspired writers, artists, poets, songwriters, playwrights and movie-makers the world over.

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9781623656249 | Jo Flectcher, September 8, 2015, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: In the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, some of the today's finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales--but with a decidedly darker twist.
9781782064701 | Gardners Books, October 24, 2013, cover price $25.00

Five twists on classic fairy tales from five mesmerizing authors—including "Taken in Death," a Lieutenant Eve Dallas story from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb. Once upon a time, in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly. Find happily ever after with...MIRROR, MIRROR

Hardcover:

9781410462664 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, October 9, 2013), cover price $33.99

Paperback:

9780515154078 | Jove Pubns, September 24, 2013, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Five twists on classic fairy tales from five mesmerizing authors—including "Taken in Death," a Lieutenant Eve Dallas story from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.

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Product Description: Eighteen extraordinary authors devise all-new fairy tales: imaginative reinterpretations of the familiar, evocative new myths, speculations beyond the traditional realm of “once upon a time.” Often dark, occasionally humorous, always enthralling, these stories find a certain Puss in a near-future New York, an empress bargaining with a dragon, a princess turned into a raven, a king’s dancing daughters with powerful secrets, great heroism, terrible villainy, sparks of mischief, and a great deal more...read more

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9781607014041 | Prime Books, October 2, 2013, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Eighteen extraordinary authors devise all-new fairy tales: imaginative reinterpretations of the familiar, evocative new myths, speculations beyond the traditional realm of “once upon a time.

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Product Description: A minimal, edgy, and hugely entertaining retelling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood including a style of illustration that falls somewhere between graffiti and high artStylish and very funny, this book retells the famous story in an unexpected way...read more
By Sarah Ardizzone (trans)

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9781907912009 | Phoenix Yard Books, May 1, 2013, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: A minimal, edgy, and hugely entertaining retelling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood including a style of illustration that falls somewhere between graffiti and high artStylish and very funny, this book retells the famous story in an unexpected way.

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Product Description: These royalty-free scenes are laugh-out-loud funny and clever, to boot! Based on familiar nursery rhyme characters, Ewen put a comedic spin on their situations. For instance, ESPN newscasters are interviewing Jack out at the track where he does his training for candlestick jumping...read more

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9781566081924 | Meriwether Pub, March 1, 2013, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: These royalty-free scenes are laugh-out-loud funny and clever, to boot!

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Product Description: Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand-new collection of very old tales--but tales with gothic twists of plot guaranteed to astound and terrify even the most fearless readers. These re-told stories include:  * Snow White * Rapunzel * Little Red Hood * The Cinder Wench * Beauty and the Beast * Pinocchio * The Goose Girl * The Pied Piper of Hamelin * and twelve more Well-known tales get gruesome revisions--in many cases bringing them closer to the dark, sinister ways they were told eons ago...read more
By Jane Laurie (illustrator)

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9780764165887 | Barrons Juveniles, February 1, 2013, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand-new collection of very old tales--but tales with gothic twists of plot guaranteed to astound and terrify even the most fearless readers.

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