Welcome to the twenty-first episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya.
In this episode we do a joint review of Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly. We discuss other fairytales and retellings in books and films, and also talk about some kids reading resources. We also talk about what other books we’ve been reading lately and what we’ve got coming up, and ramble a bit about other topics. This episode was recorded on February 18th, 2015.
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Our title music is titled Sea of Dreams and has been used with the kind permission of the composer, Bart Stoop. You can hear more of Bart’s beautiful music at facebook.com/BartStoop.
The end music is from the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack, composed by Alan Menken and released in 1991.
Joint Review: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
This is a spoiler-free review!
Topic: Fairytale Retellings
Khaleesis and Amazons Podcast Episode 3 – Fairytales Retold
Fables: Animal Farm (vol2) by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (Graphic novel – all storybook characters)
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (Beauty and the Beast)
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (Rapunzel)
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth (Grimm brothers and their fairytales)
The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth (Beauty and the Beast set in Nazi Germany – forthcoming in 2015)
Cinderella – March 2015
Maleficent – 2014
Beauty and the Beast – 2016
Into the Woods – 2015
Our favourite Disney soundtracks were written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice eg Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Hercules
Kids reading resources:
Storyonline.net – Screen Actor’s Guild of America – actors reading kids stories
Storynory.com – free audiobooks for kids
ABC Reading Eggs – teaching kids to read with fun games and activities
OTHER BOOKS MENTIONED
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean edited by Kirsty Murray, collected short speculative stories by Aussie and Indian authors
The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie by Kirsty Murray
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George RR Martin
Other random mentions
Mozart in the Jungle (TV series)
Sarah J Maas is coming to Australia in November! Will be at Brisbane’s SupaNova convention!!