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The Monday Poll: Fairy Tale Retellings

2013 February 25
by Gretchen Kolderup
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by flickr user Loren Javier

by flickr user Loren Javier

Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week we asked which upcoming YA-book-to-movie adaptation you were most excited about. It’s probably not a surprise that Catching Fire (out November 22) came in first with 28% of the vote. The Great Gatsby (May 10th, 19%), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (August 23, 16%), Ender’s Game (November 1, 14%), and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (December 13, 13%) all followed pretty closely behind. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

Tomorrow is Tell a Fairy Tale day, so this week we want to know which of the following YA titles is your favorite fairy tale or folk tale retelling. Do you favor stories that hew closely to the original story, or do you like a lot of modern-day additions? How faithful does the story need to be? Vote in the poll below, and leave a comment if we didn’t include your favorite!

Which fairy tale or folktale retelling is your favorite?

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer (29%, 44 Votes)
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley (26%, 39 Votes)
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (15%, 22 Votes)
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn (8%, 12 Votes)
  • Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Cloaked by Alex Flinn (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

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3 Responses
  1. February 25, 2013

    My favorite is EAST by Edith Pattou! Based on the Norse fairy tale “East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon”… Love, love, love that story and have read several novelizations, but EAST is my favorite.

  2. Elaine Fultz permalink
    February 25, 2013

    Also love Shannon Hale’s Rapunzel story, Book of 1,000 Days and all those fabulous Donna Jo Napoli titles, esp. The Magic Circle (Hansel and Gretel’s witch is the main character).

  3. February 27, 2013

    I wish there was a choice for “All of them!”

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