Fairy Tale Fridays #8: The Little Mermaid | Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tale Fridays #8: The Little Mermaid | Hans Christian Andersen

I started drafting this over a month ago but it's ended up being quite topical, so apparently being far too busy to finish this in time had a silver lining! Disney's The Little Mermaid is a love story about a mermaid who is granted humanity (though personally, I think Ariel comes across as giving up [...]

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Fairy Tale Fridays #7: Poison | Chris Wooding

Fairy Tale Fridays #7: Poison | Chris Wooding

It's been absolutely ages since I have done one of these but I plan to bring them back to being a regular feature! Today, I want to talk about one of my favourite books: Poison. It's a dark, twisted look on the traditional fairy tale and very self aware, poking at tropes and narrative devices used in [...]

Fairy Tale Fridays #4: Cinderella | The Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tale Fridays #4: Cinderella | The Brothers Grimm

Hi folks and welcome to another instalment of Fairy Tale Fridays! Today I want to talk about Cinderella. The most famous version of the tale is the Charles Perrault incarnation which Disney adapted in 1950. I thought it would be more interesting (and darker) to look at the Brother's Grimm version today. Fairy tales, and [...]

Fairy Tale Fridays #3: The Sisters Grimm | Michael Buckley

Fairy Tale Fridays #3: The Sisters Grimm | Michael Buckley

Hello and welcome to the third in my monthly series on fairy tales! This month I want to talk about The Sisters Grimm, a middle grade book series. Some Background Information Author: Michael Buckley Illustrator: Peter Ferguson Based on: various fairy tales, the Brothers Grimm, Shakespeare and more! Published: 2005-2012 Fairy tale tropes featured: wands, [...]

Fairy Tale Fridays #2: The Sleeper and the Spindle | Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell

Fairy Tale Fridays #2: The Sleeper and the Spindle | Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell

Welcome to Fairy Tale Fridays, a new monthly series where I pick fairy tale inspired media and share my love of fairy tales. Today I'm focusing on Neil Gaiman's The Sleeper and the Spindle. I didn't enjoy this much on the first reading but when I re-read the book for this blog post I kind [...]