Fairy Tales on THE POINT!

Mindy Todd and I were joined this month by Vicky Titcomb of Titcomb’s Bookshop in East Sandwich, and we talked about fairy tales for young and old. From the Grimm Brothers to Bruno Bettelheim to Anne Rice’s erotic fairy tales! Fairy tales are no longer for children only! The show will be repeated tonight at 7:00 PM or listen online at http://www.capeandislands.org.

As I mentioned on the radio this morning, we could have done an entire show on just one fairy tale! There are so many spectacular books written about fairy tales, as well as the fairy tales themselves. You’ll see this particular list includes lots of titles that we did not have a chance to talk about this morning. An hour simply isn’t enough for a fairy tale discussion!

Vicky’s Picks

A Wild Swan: and other tales by Michael Cunningham

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

After Alice and Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire

Jill’s Picks

Grimm’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Fritz Kredel

Anderson’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Arthur Szyk

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: a new English version by Philip Pullman

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (Included in Burning Your Boats: the collected short stories)

The Brothers Grimm Hansel and Gretel, edited & abridged by Martin West, illustrated by Sybille Schenker

Hansel & Gretel: a Toon Graphic retold by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti

Fairy Tale Baking: more than 50 enchanting cakes, bakes, and decorations by Ramla Khan

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice writing as A. N. Roquelaure (part of The Sleeping Beauty Quartet)

The Uses of Enchantment: the meaning of importance of fairy tales by Bruno Bettelheim

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales & Fairy Tales edited by Donald Haase

Not Enough Time For:

Once Upon a Time: a short history of fairy tale by Marina Warner

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, edited with an introduction and notes by Maria Tatar

Transformations by Anne Sexton

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: women writers explore their favorite fairy tales edited by Kate Bernheimer

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth. A novel about Dortchen Wild, who “told the Grimm brothers almost a quarter of all the tales in their first collections of fairy stories, when when was just nineteen years old.”

Index to Fairy Tales 1949-1972, including Folklore, Legends and Myths in Collections by Norma Olin Ireland

Listener Picks

Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Baba Yaga

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