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 …

Interview with Heather Dixon (the Story Monster!)

Heather Dixon (aka The Story Monster) is the author of the 2011 novel Entwined, a retelling of the classic Grimm fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses (click on the link to read it for free!). Unlike the Grimm version’s medieval setting, Heather’s work takes place in the Victorian era – that’s right! Swishy dresses, …