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When Alison from The Cheap Reader announced on Twitter that she’ll be hosting a project on fairy tales, well, since then, I anticipated the day she’ll post the details about it. The day came and I couldn’t seem to contain my excitement! I didn’t hesitate to join immediately. Details about the project can be found here.
Fairy tales have basically become a part of us already – from the original versions, childhood stories, modern and classic retellings, to TV series, animations, and film adaptations. They somehow grow with us and can continuously go on for as long as time will allow them to. To be honest, I’m not very much familiar with most fairy tale retellings as I grew up only watching several Disney fairy tale movies. Years after, though, I began reading Fables (Vertigo) graphic novels by Bill Willingham and watched the recent Once Upon A Time TV series. But when I started blogging, it was only then that I read a few other fairy tale retellings.
I chose Beauty and the Beast as my fairy tale. Beauty by Robin McKinley has been on my to-buy and to-be-read lists for weeks now – all the more reason to join the project. Factoring in the availability in the market, here are the three books I’ve chosen to review for Project: Fairy Tale:
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
Belle: A Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” by Cameron Dokey
Before I post the book reviews, I plan to post an introduction first, comparing the original version of Beauty and the Beast to the Disney film version, since that’s the only fairy tale retelling movie I’ve watched. Plus, I haven’t read the original version of Beauty and the Beast yet. In fact, I haven’t familiarized myself with several original fairy tales.
If you guys happen to think of a good book title, feel free to comment and suggest. I’m really looking forward to this project. This will certainly provide an avenue to broaden my knowledge on fairy tales.