People have been telling fairy tales to their children for hundreds of years. And for almost as long, people have been rewriting those fairy tales - to help their children imagine a world where they are the heroes. Karrie and Jon were reading their child these stories when they hit upon a dilemma, something previous versions of these stories were missing, and so they decided to make one vital change....
They haven't rewritten the stories in this book. They haven't reimagined endings or reinvented characters. What they have done is switch all the genders.
It might not sound like that much of a change, but you'll be dazzled by the world this swap creates - and amazed by the new characters you're about to discover.
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Much needed retelling
Fairytales are an integral part of our childhood. It is something that many of us have believed and fantasised.
Gender swapped fairy tales is an unique retelling of the popular fairytales breaking all the he/she stereotypes and providing a different perspective to the stories.
Here we see Cinderella is a boy named Cinder, Rapunzel with a long golden beard, Handsome and the beast, Jacqueline and the beanstalk.
We see fairy godfather, a single mother running the family, a princess to save the day.
These are the kind of fairytales children should grow up listening. Even though the stories are known with the same ending it felt like new, because of the changed scenarios.
I finished it in one go. The cover is also very beautifully illustrated. I have heard the audiobook but I came to know that there are also amazing illustrations inside the book.
Fairytale lovers must definitely give this a try. Any beginner can also read this book because language is definitely simple and no complex plots.
This is definitely my favourite retelling