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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

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, when traditional stories are told with a funny twist.

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty a Retelling
Bunny and the Beast
The Lady and the Lion
No Lie, I Acted Like a Beast!: the Story of Beauty and the Beast as Told by the Beast


Bubba the Cowboy Prince
Cinderella: a Fashionable Tale
Cinderella (As if you didn't already know the story)
Cinderella Smith
Cinderella's Rat
Cinderlily a Floral Tale in Three Acts
Cinderhazel the Cinderella of Halloween
Cinders: a Chicken Cinderella
Cindy Ellen
Ella Enchanted
If the Shoe Fits
Seriously, Cinderella is so Annoying!
Splinters: This Girl Needs a Miracle

The Frog Prince

Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody!: the Story of the Frog Prince, As Told By the Frog
The Frog Prince, Continued
The Frog Prince of Pelham
The Frog Princess
The Horned Toad Prince
Jimmy the Pickpocket of the Palace
Kiss Me! I'm a Prince
A Prince Among Frogs

The Gingerbread Boy

The Ball of Clay That Rolled Away
Can't Catch Me
Catch That Cookie
A Cookie for Santa
The Gingerbread Baby
Gingerbread Friends
The Gingerbread Man Superhero
Keep Running Gingerbread Man
The Library Gingerbread Man
One Tough Cookie
The Runaway Pumpkin Pie Man
Stop That Pickle!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Believe me, Goldilocks rocks!
Goatilocks and the Three Bears
Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears
Goldie and the Three Hares
Goldie and the Three Bears
Goldie Locks has Chicken Pox
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Goldilocks Returns
Mr. Wolf and the Three Bears
Santa Claus and the Three Bears
Somebody and the Three Blairs
Tackylocks and the Three Bears
The Three Bears Christmas
The Three Bears Halloween
Yours Truly, Goldilocks

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Diesel (Trucks)
Hansel, Gretel, and the Ugly Duckling
A Tale Dark and Grimm
The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children

Jack and the Beanstalk

Calamity Jack
The Giant and the Joneses
Half Upon a Time
A Home in the Sky (Modern)
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk
Jack and the Jellybeanstalk
Kate and the Beanstalk
Look Out Jack! The Giant is Back!
Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen Golden Book
The Little Red Hen
The Little Green Witch
The Little Red Elf
Mr. Wolf's Pancakes
The Little Red Pen
EIEIO How Old MacDonald Got His Farm
Little Red Henry
The Little Gray Bunny
The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
The Little Red Hen
With Love, Little Red Hen
Busy Busy Little Chick
Digger Pig and the Turnip
Aunt Ant Leaves Through the Leaves
The Little Red Hen
The Red Hen

Little Red Riding Hood

Auntie Tiger
Betsy Red Hoodie
Cassie and the Woolf
Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten!
I Am Not Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red a Fizzingly Good Yarn
Little Red Hood
Little Red Hot
Little Red Writing
Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf
The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood: Two Tales and Their Histories
The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea (1940s)
The Princess and the Peas
The Princess and the Peas & Carrots
There Was an Old Princess Who Swallowed a Pea


Falling for Rapunzel
RAPunzel a Happenin Rap
Rapunzel and the Billy Goats
Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarves
Rapunzel the One With All the Hair
Rapunzel's Revenge
Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: the Story of Rapunzel, as Told by Dame Gothel
Sugar Cane : a Caribbean Rapunzel


The Girl Who Spun Gold (Africa)
Multiplying Menace: the Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin a Math Adventure
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem
Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter

The Shoemaker and the Elves

The Bootmaker and the Elves

Sleeping Beauty

The Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: the True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Humphrey, Albert and the Flying Machine
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep
Sleeping Bobby
Sleeping Bunny
Sleeping Ugly
Snoring Beauty
Truly, We Both Loved Beauty Dearly!: the Story of Sleeping Beauty, as Told By the Good and Bad Fairies
Waking Beauty
The Wide-Awake Princess

Snow White

Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarves
Seriously, Snow White Was So Forgetful: the Story of Snow White as Told By the Dwarves
The Seven Dwarfs
Snow White
Snow White and the Enormous Turnip
Snow White and the Magic Mirror After Happily Ever After (Chapter Book)

Stone Soup

Stone Soup
Bone Soup
Nail Soup
Stone Soup

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Armadillies Tuff
Three Cool Kids
The Three Silly Girls Grubb

The Three Little Pigs
Big and Bad
Give, Save, Spend with the Three Little Pigs
Tell the Truth B.B. Wolf
The Three Horrid Little Pigs
Three Hungry Pigs and the Wolf Who Came to Dinner
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
The Three Ninja Pigs
The Three Pigs
The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood: Two Tales and Their Histories
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf
The Three Swingin' Pigs
Wolf Won't Bite!

Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Princesses Have a Ball
Princess of Glass
Princess of the Midnight Ball
Princess of the Silver Woods
The Thirteenth Princess

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