Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Multicultural and Alternate Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

As I was working on my list of Cinderella books which can be found here, I started to find other books, which didn't fit the list, but I wanted to be able to locate so I could share with others later. Since I thought parents and teachers might also have an interest, I thought I would start the list on my blog and keep adding to it as I found more titles that fit. I am finding this is one of the easiest ways to share information as I can always send a link without wondering where I saved the list on my computer.
Updated May 2018


Beauty and the Beast:

The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast TaleReview here

The Scarlet Flower. A fairy tale for children: in EnglishReview here

Jack and the Beanstalk:


Hagop and The Hairy Giant: The Armenian Version of Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood:


Petite Rouge (Picture Puffins)Review here


Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from ChinaReview here


Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from AfricaReview here

Three Little Pigs:

Three Little Cajun PigsReview here

Alternate Versions:

The Elves and the Shoemaker:
The Elves Help Puss In Boots (Fairy Tale Mix-ups) 

Frog Prince:

Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody!: The Story of the Frog Prince as Told by the Frog (The Other Side of the Story)Review here

The Frog Prince, Continued (Picture Puffin)Review here

The Frog Prince Saves Sleeping Beauty (Fairy Tale Mix-ups) Review here


Goldie Socks and the Three LibeariansReview here

Goldilocks ReturnsReview here

Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story)Review here

Henny Penny:

Brainy Bird Saves the Day!: Henny Penny Retold (Another Point of View)Review here

The House That Jack Built:

The Book that Jack Wrote Review here

Humpty Dumpty:

Humpty Dumpty Climbs AgainReview here

The Case of the Fiendish Flapjack Flop (Humpty Dumpty Jr., Hard Boiled Detective)Review here

The Crown Affair (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) sequel to What Really Happened to Humpty Dumpty Review here

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)Review here

The Mystery of Merlin and the Gruesome Ghost (Humpty Dumpty, Jr., Hardboiled Detective)Review here

What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries)Review here

Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?: And Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries Review here

Jack and the Beanstalk:

Giants Have Feelings, Too: Jack and the Beanstalk Retold (Another Point of View)Review here

It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk Review here

Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk as Told by the Giant (The Other Side of the Story)Review here

Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk  Chapter Book Review here

Little Boy Blue:

Detective Blue Review here

Little Red Hen:
The Little Red Hen/Help Yourself, Little Red Hen (Another Point of View)Review here

Little Red Riding Hood:

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story)Review here

Red Riding Hood Meets the Three Bears (Fairy Tale Mix-ups) Review here

Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood Review here

Little Red Riding Hood: An Interactive Fairy Tale Adventure (You Choose: Fractured Fairy Tales) Review here


Rapunzel's Revenge


Rump The True Story of Rumplestiltskin Chapter Book Review here

Snow White:

Seriously, Snow White Was SO Forgetful!: The Story of Snow White as Told by the Dwarves (The Other Side of the Story) Review here

Three Billy Goats Gruff:

Listen, My Bridge Is SO Cool!: The Story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff as Told by the Troll (The Other Side of the Story)

The Three Billy Goats Gruff/Just a Friendly Old Troll (Another Point of View)Review here

Three Little Pigs:
Tell the Truth, B.B. WolfReview here

Multiple Stories:

There's a Wolf at the DoorReview here

1 comment:

  1. Hey Bailey!
    Usually I read your crochet blog, but I thought I check out the other side of you! This is a really interesting blog. I'm a librarian and we have many home school families who use our library. I'm often asked for resources and I'm glad to have a new one to share!
    Take care!