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Comments for The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales

FSFThe Secret Lives of Fairy Tales: 11/16/10

"The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales" by Steven Popkes is five short, inter-related exposés on the lives of fairy tale characters. The stories covered are "The Emperor's New Clothes", "Snow White", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rumpelstiltskin" and "Cinderella."

My favorite of the lot is the first. The emperor in this version knows full well that he's dealing with con men. But he has his own reasons for playing along and he has ways of dealing with pesky children who don't want to keep quiet.

"The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales" is akin to the old Fractured Fairy Tales and similar stories to come since then. Think of it as an adult version of the Gail Carson Levine Princess Tales series.

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Comment #1: Wednesday, November, 17, 2010 at 12:39:24

Sarah

Oh! I love fairy tale spins like this   sounds very interesting. I don't usually get magazines like this though...



Comment #2: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 19:45:23

Pussreboots

You can buy individual issues in ebook and audio formats if you don't want an entire subscription.



Comment #3: Thursday, November, 18, 2010 at 02:08:58

kai charles

thanks for visiting my blog that sounds like a great story, If you like fairtales try the comic series Fables, its awesome :)



Comment #4: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 19:51:20

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Who is the author of the Fables series?