Fairy Tales in the Guardian

Via a Philip Pullman fan site I came across his wonderful retelling of Mossycoat, a Cinderella variant. I’d known of this but hadn’t seen it till now.  I highly recommend it as it is witty, clever, and an all around fun telling of this less-familiar variant.

But hold on, that isn’t all; wondering just why the Guardian published the tale I did a little investigating and discovered that they have been doing an ongoing fairy tale series for some time now.   Articles on various aspects of the tales by some very sharp people as well as a whole lot of retold and translated tales.  Absolutely terrific stuff for those into fairy tales (say, moi). Here are links to a bunch of them:



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4 responses to “Fairy Tales in the Guardian

  1. thanks for this! I’m designing a class on fairy tales and retellings, and this will be a great resource!


  2. What a treasure trove! Thank you, Monica!


  3. well, for crying out loud. Who knew? I look forward to reading them all…thanks!


  4. Add my thanks! I’m teaching an MFA class on fantasy and this will help mightily in my valiant efforts to stay half-a-step ahead of my students.


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