Podcast Episode #21: A Fairy Tale

February 18, 2015 Podcast 0


Welcome to the twenty-first episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya.

monstrousIn 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.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear your feedback – anything you would like us to talk about in particular? Just let us know!

You can listen to past episodes of the podcast, as well as the various ways to subscribe on the main podcast page.

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


Beau Rivage series by Sarah Cross (YA)
1: Kill Me Softly (Sleeping Beauty)
Novella 1: After the Ball
Novella 2: Twin Roses
2: Tear you Apart (Snow White)

Fables: Animal Farm (vol2) by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (Graphic novel – all storybook characters)

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (Beauty and the Beast)

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (Red Riding Hood, stand alone and not part of Cruel Beauty series)

Fairest (Lunar Chronicles prequel) by Marissa Meyer

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



The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton


Jinx series by Sage Blackwood
1. Jinx
2. Jinx’s Magic
3. Jinx’s Fire (March 2015)

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

Seraphina series by Rachel Hartman
1: Seraphina
2. Shadow Scale (March 2015)

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!!

Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

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