Today I have Jasmine Richards, author of The Book of Wonders, with me to share some of her top ten books. Read what she has to say below.
I really enjoy books that take a well-known story and reimagine it, breathe new life into it and introduce unexpected delights. This is what I’ve hope I’ve done with The Book of Wonders and the folktales from Arabian Nights. So here are my top ten books that reinterpret, retell and reimagine fairy tales and folktales.
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale [The Goose Girl]
Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C Bunce [Rumpelstiltskin]
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine [Cinderella]
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter [Bluebeard and others]
Ash by Malinda Lo [Cinderella]
Cinder by Melissa Meyer[Cinderella]
Beauty by Robin McKinley [Beauty and the Beast]
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce [Little Red Riding Hood]
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu [Snow Queen]
The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler [Twelve Dancing Princesses]
I've read a few of those and loved them myself! Thanks for sharing Jasmine.