Tuesday, May 8, 2012


It is PARTY TIME! Do you know what this means?  

This means it is time for the 2nd annual Fairy Tale Party! Don't know what I'm talking about?  Allow me to explain. 

Last year, in celebration of Tangled (One of my favorite movies!) I held a HUGE Fairy tale Party on my blog.  This involved book reviews and giveaways.  I decided to make this a tradition every year and place the blog party around my birthday.  

So how does this work?  
Well I am going to talk about some of my favorite Fairy Tales, what I like about them and some favorite Fractured versions and Re-tells.  And then. . . (what you're all really looking forward to) I will do a huge giveaway! 

This actually works out because Snow White and the Huntsman comes out soon and Mirror Mirror is already in theaters.  And seems how 2012 seems to be the year of Snow White,  we'll talk about Snow White. (Every year will be a new fairy tale.   Last year I talked about a ton of different ones but I'm gonna change it up.) 

Snow White:
This story is the story of a Princess who is thrown out of her kingdom by her evil step-mother.  Her Step-Mother, wanting to be the most fair lady in the kingdom comes to realize she must kill Snow White for this to be.  She then attempts to kill Snow White.  She feeds her a poisoned apple which puts Snow White under a spell until the daring Prince kisses her red lips and awakes her from the poison.  

This tale is not to be confused with Snow White and Rose Red. 

A story of two sisters who befriend a bear looking for warmth on cold winter nights.  They didn't realize that the Bear was a cursed Prince.  Not until the Bear kills the dwarf, transforms back into a prince and marries Snow White.  Rose Red then marries the Princes's brother. 

My favorite version? 
 I don't have one.  Snow White was never been  my favorite Fairy tale. (Although I am looking forward to seeing both versions mentioned above). 


Okay, so we've talked about Snow White and I don't have a favorite version. . . So. . here is how the Giveaway is gonna work.  I want you to recommend different versions of Snow White that I can read.   I'm gonna go get all suggested versions and read them.  Whoever suggests the version I like best, get's a couple of my favorite Fairy tales!  Starting today, I will take suggestions until May 14th.  After May 14th I will begin posting reviews for all the versions of Snow White that I read.  (Due to finances, I cannot take more than 20 suggestions.  First come, first serve.) Starting May 15th I will begin posting reviews of all the different versions I have read.  On May 18th I will announce the winner(s)!  (That's right, there will be three winners!) 

Begin leaving your suggestions and don't forget to leave your e-mail in the comments so I can contact you if you win.  :) 

And spread the word!  The more people involved, the more fun it will be! 


  1. Good luck finding some neat suggestions of snow white. I personally don't like the fairy tale. In any form I've read it or seen it. The snow white from "once upon a time.." tv series is okay but can't find it in my mind to actually 'like' snow white... eh maybe you'll get a great suggestion.

    1. Thank you. So far, I haven't found a 'GREAT' suggestion of Snow White. They're all good but not great. Well. . . maybe one day. :)

  2. I think a good retelling of Snow White is "Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Once Upon A Time)" by Tracy Lynn. To be honest this is one of the only Snow White re-told fairy tale books I know of. For some reason there seem to be more Beauty and the Beast re-tellings. But I hope you like my suggestion.
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  3. Ack! I knew I should have re-written Snow White instead of Little Red Riding Hood ;-) Sorry, I haven't read any version of Snow White other than the Disney I bought for my niece.

  4. Here is my suggested Snow White Retelling: Fairest by Gail Carson Levine the author of Ella Enchanted... I LOVED this book :) Hope you enjoy it too!!

  5. Oddly enough, I have a retelling of Snow White. "Hvinde’s stepmother truly is the fairest of them all, goddess of beauty and ruler of the kingdom. Her priests, however, think it’s time to give somebody else a chance at the title of fairest, and at least one thinks Hvinde has a shot. What’s a girl to do when she’d much rather play bridge with the guards than primp for others?"

    http://www.erinmhartshorn.com/winter-white-for-sale/ -- You can read an excerpt here, and there are links if you want to actually buy it.

  6. Oh, and there's "Snow, Glass, Apples" by Neil Gaiman. It's in at least one anthology and one collection (Smoke and Mirrors and there's a reading of it on YouTube (part one -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlt30OzXnLY).

    For some historical perspective (rather than a retelling), there's also Terri Windling's article http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/forsga.html

  7. Oh, I don't know of any other versions of Snow White, but the ones mentioned here sound really intersting. I'm looking forward to your reviews. :)

  8. I don't know of any versions other than Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Sorry I can't be of any help.

  9. Have you read Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire? (I don't think the movie is based on it, but I may be wrong.) If so, completely ignore that I said anything and I'll suggest Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia Wrede. :-)

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