Fairy Tales for Young Adults
  Contributed by Sandra G. Gollop

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Fletcher, Susan. Shadow Spinner. New York: Atheneum, 1998 - After Marjan, a thirteen-year-old crippled girl, joins the Sultan's harem in ancient Persia, she searched for the needed ending to an incomplete story, which will save Queen Shahrazad's life. Based on the tales of The Thousand and One Arabian Nights.

Levine, Gail Carson. The Fairy's Mistake. Illustrated by Mark Elliot. New York: HarperCollins, 1999 - In this spoof of the Perrault fairy tale, Toads and Diamonds, the fairy Ethelinda rewards one twin sister for good behavior and the other for bad, only to discover that both plans backfire.

Levine, Gail Carson. The Princess Test. Illustrated by Mark Elliot. New York: HarperCollins, 1999 - In this humorous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess and the Pea, Lorelei, a blacksmith's kind but fastidious daughter must pass many difficult tests in order to prove that she is a true princess and win the hand of Prince Nicholas.

McKinley, Robin. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast. New York: HarperCollins, 1978 - Contrary to her name, sixteen-year-old Beauty is not he prettiest girl in the family, but she is the cleverest, bravest, and most honorable. When her father is forced to make a promise with a Beast who lives in an enchanted castle, Beauty fulfills her father's pledge.

Napoli, Donna Jo and Richard Tchen. Spinner. New York: Dutton, 1999 - In this gripping retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, a strange, crippled little man helps a miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.

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