Continuing the War Against Fairy Godmothers: A Discussion of Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas

Hardcover, 464 pages Published September 15th 2015 by HarperTeen Source: Library If you’ve been reading us for a while, you’ll remember that one of the first essays I posted on The Book Wars was called Disenchanting the Fairy Godmother: An Exploration of the Evolution of Fairy Godmothers in Modern Retellings …

Book Talk: Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood and Meg Hunt (Illustrator)

There’s a fairytale that’s considerably famous. You may have heard of it. It’s usually called Cinderella though it has different names in different countries. The brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, both folktale historians of considerable note, include slightly different versions of the story in their collections of folktales. The story, …

Review: Stray (Untitled #1) by Elissa Sussman

Hardcover, 384 pages Expected publication: October 7th, 2014 by Greenwillow Source: Edelweiss Stray brings to life a world in which royal daughters are stripped off all rights and groomed to be the perfect wives to men who will hold the true power in their relationships. All women are struck with …

Disenchanting the Fairy Godmother: An exploration of the evolution of fairy godmothers in modern retellings of Cinderella

  In a tradition perpetuated by Cinderella and her ilk, little girls dreamed about being princesses, wearing beautiful clothes and being swept off their feet by charming princes. They prayed for fairy godmothers who would make wondrous magic and fulfill all desires, even ones that seem impossible. From pumpkins to …