Tag Archives: retold fairy tale

The Girl and the Wolf

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m interested in Little Red Riding Hood versions, and Katherena Vermette‘s The Girl and the Wolf is an interesting one. Vermette, who is Métis, was inspired by both traditional stories and European fairy tales. Beautiful illustrations … Continue reading


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Little Red

I have a fascination with Little Red Riding Hood. I’ve read many, many versions of this story, and even did my myth project on it for my graduate certificate in children’s literature. Bethan Woollvin‘s Little Red is a solid retelling … Continue reading

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The Tea Party in the Woods

The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi is a Japanese tale of Little Red Riding Hood, translated into English. A girl in a red skirt and winter hat goes through the woods to bring Grandma a pie. She thinks she’s … Continue reading

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Little Roja Riding Hood

We needed a modernized version of the classic fairy tale, and Little Roja Riding Hood is a funny, bilingual take. Even non-Spanish speakers will love the text, because all of the Spanish words are worked expertly into the rhyming text (a bonus … Continue reading

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Xing Xing is trapped in a hard subservient life with her step-mother and step-sister during Ming China. Xing Xing’s strength never wavers; she works hard and saves her step-sister from a horrible infection by finding an ancient doctor several towns … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

For a fresh take on an old favourite, read Laura Murray’s The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School.  Instead of being baked at home by a little old woman, this one is baked at school, but is left behind when … Continue reading

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