This illustration is by Richard Doyle from the first edition of In Fairy Land


Kay E. Vandergrift


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Snow White: An opportunity to explore a large number of resources on traditional fairy tales and more specifically "Snow White." This is designed as a course component and/or an individual teaching module.

It is suggested that reading Betsy Hearne's two-part article "Respect the Source" in School Library Journal 39 Nos 7-8 (July- August, 1993): 22-27, 33-37 will alert readers to the importance of sources. It is also anticipated that her study of "Beauty and the Beast" may prove helpful in providing a model for examining multiple versions of a tale: Hearne, Betsy. Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1989. It would also be useful to read: Tatar, Maria. Off With Their Heads!: Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Several of the titles on this list are erotic in nature and are not designed for young readers



Andersen, Hans Christian. The Emperor's New Clothes. Illus. by Karl Lagerfeld. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992.

Atwood, Margaret. Good Bones and Simple Murders. New York: Doubleday, 1994.

Baker, Jennifer. The Rose: Once Upon a Dream. New York: Scholastic Press, 1996.

Barchers, Suzanne I., re-teller and editor. Wise Women: Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1990.

Barthelme, Donald. Snow White. New York: Atheneum, 1967.

Block, Francesca Lia. Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.

Block, Francesca Lia. I Was a Teenage Fairy. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.

Block, Francesca Lia. Echo. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Block, Francesca Lia. The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Briggs, Katherine. Kate Crackernuts. New York: Greenwillow, 1979.

Brooke, William J. Teller of Tales. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.

Broumas, Olga. Beginning with O. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1977.

Brust, Steven. The Sun, the Moon and the Stars. New York: Armadillo Press, 1987.

Byatt, Antonia Susan. Possession. London: Vintage, 1991.

Byatt, Antonia Susan. The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye: Five Fairy Stories. New York: Random House, 1997.

Byatt, Antonia Susan. Elementals. New York: Random House, 1998.

Cadnum, Michael. In a Dark Wood. New York: Orchard, 1998.

Card, Orson Scot.  Enchantment. New York: Del Ray, 1999.

Carroll, Jonathan. Sleeping in Flame. New York: Doubleday, 1989.

Carter, Angela. The Bloody Chamber. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

Carter, Angela. Sleeping Beauty and Other Favorite Tales. Illus. by Michael Foreman. New York: Schocken, 1984.

Carruth, Hayden. The Sleeping Beauty. Rev. 2nd ed. Port Townsend, WA: Cooper Canyon Press, 1990.

Corrin, Sara and Stephen Corrin, eds. The Faber Book of Modern Fairy Tales. Illus. by Ann Strugnell. London: Faber & Faber, 1981.

Cott, Jonathan, ed. Beyond the Looking Glass: Extraordinary Works of Fairy Tales & Fantasy. New York: Stonehill, 1973.

Dalkey, Kara. The Nightingale. New York: ACE, 1991.

Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling, eds. Black Heart, Ivory Bones. New York: Avon, 2000.

Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling, eds. Black Thorn, White Rose. New York: William Morrow, 1994.

Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling. eds. Snow White, Blood Red. New York: William Morrow, 1993.

Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling, eds. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears. New York: Morrow, 1995.

Dean, Pamela. Tam Lin. New York: TOR/Tom Doherty Books, 1991.

De Lint, Charles. Jack the Giant-Killer. New York: Berkley, 1987.

De Lint, Charles. Drink Down the Moon. New York: ACE Books, 1990.

De Lint, Charles. Moonlight and Vines: A Newford Collection. New York: Tor, 1999.

De Lint, Charles. The Onion Girl. New York: Tor, 2001.

De Lint, Charles. Forests of the Heart. New York: Tor, 2000.

De Lint, Charles. Seven Wild Sisters. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2002.

Del Rey, Lester and Risa Kessler, eds. Once Upon A Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales. Illus. by Michael Pangrazio. New York: Ballantine, 1991.

Donoghue, Emma. Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.

Fast, Jonathan. The Beast. New York: Random House, 1981.

Galloway, Priscilla. Truly Grim Tales. New York: Delacorte, 1995.

Gardner, John. Gudgekin, the Thistle Girl, and Other Tales. Illus. by Michael Sporn. New York: Knopf, 1976.

Garner, James Finn. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times. New York: Macmillan, 1994.

Geras, Adele. Pictures of the Night. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.

Geras, Adele. The Tower Room. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Geras, Adele. Watching the Roses. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Gilbert, Sandra M. Blood Pressure. New York: W. Norton, 1988.

Graham, Joyce. Tooth Fairy. New York: Tor, 1998.

Gray, Nicholas Stuart. Mainly by Moonlight: Ten Stories of Sorcery and the Supernatural. Illus. by Charles Keeping. New York: Meredith Press, 1967.

Gray, Nicolas Stuart. The Seventh Swan. New York: Tempo Books, 1984.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Just Ella. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Hambly, Barbara. Beauty and the Beast. Based on the series created by Ron Koslow. New York: Avon, 1989.

Jones, Diana Wynne. Fire and Hemlock. New York: Greenwillow, 1985.

Kushner, Ellen. Thomas, the Rhymer. New York: Morrow, 1990.

Lee, Tanith. Red as Blood: Or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer. New York: DAW Books, 1983.

Lee, Tanith. White as Snow. New York: Tor, 2000.

Levinie, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted.  New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

Lurie, Alison. The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

McKinley, Robin. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.

McKinley, Robin. The Door in the Hedge. New York: Greenwillow, 1981.

McKinley, Robin. Deerskin. New York: Ace, 1993.

McKinley, Robin. Rose Daughter. New York: Greenwillow, 1997.

McKinley, Robin. Spindle’s End. New York: Putnam, 2000.

Maguire, Gregory. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. New York: ReganBooks, 1999.

Magure, Gregory. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.  New York: ReganBooks, 1996.

Mieder, Wolfgang, ed. Disenchantments: An Anthology of Modern Fairy Tale Poetry. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1985.

Mitchell, Stephen. The Frog Prince: A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults. New York: Harmony, 1999.

Napoli, Donna Jo. The Magic Circle. New York: Dutton, 1993.

Napoli, Donna Jo. Zel. New York: Dutton, 1996.

Napoli, Donna Jo. Crazy Jack. New York: Delacorte, 1999.

Napoli, Donna Jo. Spinners. New York: Dutton, 1999.

Osborne, Mary Pope. Haunted Waters. New York: Candlewick, 1994.

Pini, Wendy. Beauty and the Beast: Night of Beauty. Based on the series created by Ron Koslow. Chicago, IL: First Publishing, 1990.

Phelps, Ethel Johnstone. The Maid of the North: Feminist Folktales from Around the World. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981.

Rapunzel's Revenge: Fairytales for Feminists. Dublin, Ireland: Attic Press, 1985.

Roquelaure, A. N. (Anne Rice) The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. New York: Penguin/Plume, 1983.

Roquelaure, A. N. (Anne Rice) Beauty's Punishment. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1984.

Roquelaure, A. N.. (Anne Rice) Beauty's Release. New York: Penguin/Plume, 1985.

Rushforth, Peter. Kindergarten. Boston, MA: David Godine, 1989.

Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. The Godmother. New York: Ace Books, 1994.

Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. The Godmother's Apprentice. New York: Ace Books, 1995.

Scieszka, Jon and Lane Smith. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. New York: Viking, 1992.

Strauss, Gwenn. Trail of Stones. Illus. by Anthony Browne. New York: Knopf, 1990.

Synge, Ursula. Swan's Wing. London: Bodley Head, 1981.

Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 1991.

Tomlinson, Theresa. Forestwife. New York: Orchard, 1995.

Travers, Pamela L. What the Bee Knows: Reflections on Myth, Symbol and Story. London: Penguin Books, 1993.

Uttley, Alison. Fairy Tales. Illus. by Ann Strugnell. London: Faber and Faber, 1975.

Vande Velde, Vivian. Tales From the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1995.

Vande Velde, Vivian. Curse, Inc. and Other Stories. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Vance Velde, Vivan. The Rumpelstiltskin Problem. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Walker, Barbara G. Feminist Fairy Tales. San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1996.

Willard, Nancy. Beauty and the Beast. Illus. by Barry Moser. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Wilson, David Henry. The Coachman Rat. Ashmadi, New York: Baen, 1990.

Wilson, Susan. Beauty: A Novel. New York: Crown, 1996.

Wrede, Patricia C. Snow White and Rose Red. New York: TOR/Tom Doherty Associates, 1989.

Yee, Paul. Tales from the Gold Mountain: Stories of the Chinese in the New World. Illus. by Simon Ng. New York: Macmillan, 1989.

Yolen, Jane. Briar Rose. New York: TOR/Tom Doherty Associates, 1992.

Yolen, Jane. Tales of Wonder. New York: Schocken Books, 1983.

Zipes, Jack, ed. Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England. Aldershot, England: Gower, 1986.



Beauty and the Beast. Color, 100 minutes. Republic Pictures Home Video, 1988. Made up of "Once Upon A Time in the City of New York" and "A Happy Life".

Beauty and the Beast. Color, 100 minutes. Republic Pictures Home Video, 1989. Made up of "To Reign in Hell" and "Orphans".

Fairie Tale Theatre Beauty and the Beast. Color, 50 minutes. Playhouse Video, 1987. This series of video fairy tales are adult in interpretation.

Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast. B/W, 90 minutes. Embassy Home Entertainment, 1985.

Walt Disney Classic Beauty and the Beast. Color, 84 minutes. Walt Disney Home Video, 1992.

Created September 20, 1995 and is continuously revised
SCILS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey