Gaiman's Recent Retellings: Hansel and Gretel/ The Sleeper and the Spindle

  Neil Gaiman, storyteller extraordinaire, released two Fairy Tale retellings recently (October 2014, I believe) and I thought as my last post in fairy tale retellings month that I’d take a quick look at them. First, his retelling of Hansel and Gretel which is beautifully illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti. I found this …

Maleficent – Revisionist Fairy Tale Motherhood

I realized that we Book Warriors hadn’t yet done a review of Maleficent, Disney’s newest Sleeping Beauty retelling from the perspective of the antagonist – Maleficent.  Now, Sleeping Beauty was always one of my favourite movies as a little girl. I remember arguing fervently with my little sister that the blue dress was way prettier than …