Category Archives: Books

AMERICAN GODS: Comparing the Book to the TV Show

Editor’s Note: Meet Cara, a new contributor to The Fairy Tale Site. She has been a Neil Gaiman fan for years, and here she presents the “book lover’s” perspective on the television adaptation of Gaiman’s novel, American Gods. These days it’s hard to remember the world of 2001, when American Gods was first published. There was no Facebook, no YouTube. ... Read More »

“Seven Tales” by G.C. McRae, a Return to Old Time Storytelling

On October 7th the world will be introduced to seven new fairy tales told in the style of the masters, the Brothers Grimm and Han Christian Andersen. “Seven Tales” includes a fearful king and his seven daughters, a boy and a giant, a little orphan girl who changed the life a a queen, a miller who learns a lesson about ... Read More »

Second “Once Upon a Time” Novel Features Red’s Story

Hyperion Books revealed the cover for the latest Once Upon a Time novel, “Red’s Untold Tale”, which will be released September 22nd, 2015. In this story (written by Wendy Toliver), readers travel back in time to follow Red/Ruby’s (played by Meghan Ory) history in more detail than was offered on the show. Judging by the description, this story takes place ... Read More »


Last week we talked about the new Grimm novel, The Icy Touch, released by Titan Books and NBC. Today we’re bringing you the perfect companion for a nice gift for the holidays, or any days! Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore is a beautiful book which perfectly imitates the one used on the show. It’s a nice one to keep on ... Read More »

Review: John Shirley’s New GRIMM Novel, “The Icy Touch”

If you are fans of the NBC hit series, Grimm, you’re going to love this novel by John Shirley, “The Icy Touch”. It hits bookshelves today and you’ll want to add this to your book collection. The back cover description reads: When a torched body is found in an underground tunnel, Portland Police Captain Sean Renard takes one look at ... Read More »

500 New Fairy Tales Rediscovered in Germany

Just in case you thought the current spotlight on fairy tales in popular culture was at it’s peak, a wealth of new material is being made available to those of us who love the genre. UK newspaper The Guardian reported last year that 500 new fairy tales have been rediscovered in a collection in a German archive. Locked away for ... Read More »

ONCE UPON A TIME: Bedtime Stories Once Again

Can’t get enough of Once Upon a Time on your Sunday nights? No worries, pretty soon you’ll be able to take the stories to bed with you. According to this report Hyperion Books is planning a series of books with the first one being titled Reawakened. Much like Alan Ball did with True Blood, the first book will be a ... Read More »

OZ REIMAGINED: New Tales From the Emerald City’s 47North imprint has picked up the rights to this February’s Oz Reimagined: New Tales From the Emerald City, which is described as follows: “In this anthology, the editors have recruited some of today’s most popular and talented young adult and fantasy writers and asked them to re-imagine L. Frank Baum’s classic creation. In these stories, you will be reintroduced ... Read More »

J.R.R. TOLKIEN: His Grandson Has Authored A Pair of Fantasy Books

The grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien collaborates with a descendant of Charles Dickens to bring to the public two new verse fantasy books for children. Thames River Press, an imprint of Wimbledon Publishing Company, announced publication of two narrative fantasy books for children, Rainbow and Wish. Michael Tolkien is a British poet and the eldest grandson of the well-loved author of ... Read More »

CURSES: A F**cked Up Fairy Tale

Like Fables, Grimm and Once Upon a Time, J.A. Kazimer’s Curses: A F**cked Up Fairy Tale brings fairy tale characters into something resembling the real world. Says the publisher, “Definitely not for baby’s bedtime reading, this hilarious and irreverent take on classic fairytales–think Shrek for grownups–combines humor, mystery, and characters only a fairy godmother could love… When Cinderella is run ... Read More »