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Fractured Fairy Tales

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs [2]

Sometimes, storytellers like to just have fun with a traditional story. For example a storyteller might think, “what if Sleeping Beauty was a boy?” or “What if Cinderella wanted to play in a hockey game instead of go to a ball?” or “What if we heard the Big Bad Wolf’s side of the story?”

This page is a list of traditional stories that have a twist – the stories are either set in a different country, are told from a new point of view or have some kind of fun twist to make the story unique. You might also like looking at the IndyPL Kids’ Blog List: Tales & Stories Around the  World [3], when traditional stories are told with a funny twist.

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty a Retelling [5]
Bunny and the Beast [6]
The Lady and the Lion [7]
No Lie, I Acted Like a Beast!: the Story of Beauty and the Beast as Told by the Beast [8]


Bubba the Cowboy Prince [9]
Cinderelephant [10]
Cinderellaphant [11]
Chickerella [12]
Cinderella: a Fashionable Tale [13]
Cinderella (As if you didn’t already know the story) [14]
Cinderella Smith [15]
Cinderella’s Rat [16]
Cinderlily a Floral Tale in Three Acts [17]
Cinderhazel the Cinderella of Halloween [18]
Cinders: a Chicken Cinderella [19]
Cindy Ellen [20]
Ella Enchanted [21]
If the Shoe Fits [22]
Seriously, Cinderella is so Annoying! [23] 
Splinters: This Girl Needs a Miracle [24]
Trollerella [25]

The Frog Prince

Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody!: the Story of the Frog Prince, As Told By the Frog [26]
The Frog Prince, Continued [27]
The Frog Prince of Pelham [28]
The Frog Princess [29]
The Horned Toad Prince [30]
Jimmy the Pickpocket of the Palace [31]
Kiss Me! I’m a Prince [32]
A Prince Among Frogs [33]

The Gingerbread Boy

The Ball of Clay That Rolled Away [34]
Can’t Catch Me [35]
Catch That Cookie [36]
A Cookie for Santa [37]
The Gingerbread Baby [38]
Gingerbread Friends [39]
The Gingerbread Man Superhero [40]
Keep Running Gingerbread Man [41]
The Library Gingerbread Man [42]
One Tough Cookie [43]
The Runaway Pumpkin Pie Man [44]
Stop That Pickle! [45]

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Believe me, Goldilocks rocks! [46]
Goatilocks and the Three Bears [47]
Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears [48]
Goldie and the Three Hares [49]
Goldie and the Three Bears [50]
Goldie Locks has Chicken Pox [51]
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs [52]
Goldilocks Returns [53]
Mr. Wolf and the Three Bears [54]
Santa Claus and the Three Bears [55]
Somebody and the Three Blairs [56]
Tackylocks and the Three Bears [57]
The Three Bears Christmas [58]
The Three Bears Halloween [59]
Yours Truly, Goldilocks [60]

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Diesel [61] (Trucks)
Hansel, Gretel, and the Ugly Duckling [62]
A Tale Dark and Grimm [63]
The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children [64]

Jack and the Beanstalk

Calamity Jack [65]
The Giant and the Joneses [66]
Half Upon a Time [67]
A Home in the Sky (Modern) [68]
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk [69]
Jack and the Jellybeanstalk [70]
Kate and the Beanstalk [71]
Look Out Jack! The Giant is Back! [72]
Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! [73]

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen Golden Book [74]
The Little Red Hen [75]
The Little Green Witch [76]
The Little Red Elf [77]
Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes [78]
Cock-a-Doodle-Doo [79]
The Little Red Pen [80]
EIEIO How Old MacDonald Got His Farm [81]
Little Red Henry [82]
The Little Gray Bunny [83]
The Little Red Hen [84]
The Little Red Hen [85]
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza [86]
The Little Red Hen [87]
With Love, Little Red Hen [88]
Busy Busy Little Chick [89]
Digger Pig and the Turnip [90]
Aunt Ant Leaves Through the Leaves [91]
The Little Red Hen [92]
The Red Hen [93]

Little Red Riding Hood

Auntie Tiger [94]
Betsy Red Hoodie [95]
Cassie and the Woolf [96]
Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten! [97]
I Am Not Little Red Riding Hood [98]
Little Red a Fizzingly Good Yarn [99]
Little Red Hood [100]
Little Red Hot [101]
Little Red Writing [102]
Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf [103]
The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood: Two Tales and Their Histories [104]
The Wolf’s Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood [105]

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea [106] (1940s)
The Princess and the Peas [107]
The Princess and the Peas & Carrots [108]
There Was an Old Princess Who Swallowed a Pea [109]


Falling for Rapunzel [110]
RAPunzel a Happenin Rap [111]
Rapunzel and the Billy Goats [112]
Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarves [113]
Rapunzel the One With All the Hair [114]
Rapunzel’s Revenge [115]
Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: the Story of Rapunzel, as Told by Dame Gothel [116]
Sugar Cane : a Caribbean Rapunzel [117]


The Girl Who Spun Gold [118] (Africa)
Multiplying Menace: the Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin a Math Adventure [119]
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem [120]
Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstiltskin [121]
Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter [122]

The Shoemaker and the Elves

The Bootmaker and the Elves [123]

Sleeping Beauty

The Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: the True Tale of Sleeping Beauty [124]
Humphrey, Albert and the Flying Machine [125]
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep [126]
Sleeping Bobby [127]
Sleeping Bunny [128]
Sleeping Ugly [129]
Snoring Beauty [130]
Truly, We Both Loved Beauty Dearly!: the Story of Sleeping Beauty, as Told By the Good and Bad Fairies [131]
Waking Beauty [132]
The Wide-Awake Princess [133]

Snow White

Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarves [113]
Seriously, Snow White Was So Forgetful: the Story of Snow White as Told By the Dwarves [134]
The Seven Dwarfs [135]
Snow White [136]
Snow White and the Enormous Turnip [137]
Snow White and the Magic Mirror After Happily Ever After (Chapter Book) [138]

Stone Soup

Stone Soup [139]
Bone Soup [140]
Nail Soup [141]
Stone Soup [142]

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Armadillies Tuff [143]
Three Cool Kids [144]
The Three Silly Girls Grubb [145]

The Three Little Pigs
Big and Bad [146]
Give, Save, Spend with the Three Little Pigs [147]
Tell the Truth B.B. Wolf [148]
The Three Horrid Little Pigs [149]
Three Hungry Pigs and the Wolf Who Came to Dinner [150]
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot [151]
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark [152]
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig [153]
The Three Ninja Pigs [154]
The Three Pigs [155]
The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood: Two Tales and Their Histories [104]
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf  [156]
The Three Swingin’ Pigs [157]
Wolf Won’t Bite! [158]

Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Princesses Have a Ball [159]
Princess of Glass [160]
Princess of the Midnight Ball [161]
Princess of the Silver Woods [162]
The Thirteenth Princess [163]

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