Tag: fairytale retelling

Podcast Episode #22: Why Read YA?

Podcast Episode #22: Why Read YA?

Welcome to the twenty-second episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya. In this episode we discuss why it is that adults read YA books, discuss YA literature in general and also the books we’ve been reading. This episode was recorded on March 4th, 2015. We hope… Read more »

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Podcast Episode #21: A Fairy Tale

Podcast Episode #21: A Fairy Tale

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… Read more »

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Kids Corner: A Fairytale or Two

Kids Corner: A Fairytale or Two

So it’s a little late for last-minute Christmas gifts but if you need a present for the special little one in your life, here are a couple of ideas – fairytale retellings with a twist! A Bean, A Stalk and a Boy Named Jack by William Joyce Published October 2014… Read more »

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Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

“Was it all in my head? A Lunar trick?” Her stomach twisted. “No.” She shook her head, fervently. How to explain that she hadn’t had the gift before? That she couldn’t have used it against him? “I would never lie—” The words faded. She had lied. Everything he knew about… Read more »

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Review: Kill Me Softly, Sarah Cross

Review: Kill Me Softly, Sarah Cross

You couldn’t hide from bad things and pretend they didn’t exist–that left you with a dream world, and dream worlds eventually crumbled. You had to face the truth. And then decide what you wanted. I’ve always loved fairytales.  I remember in high school reading Beauty by Sheri S Tepper and… Read more »

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