Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fairy Tale Novels

There are a host of novels based on fairy tale. Too many for me to really explore. But I was reading about Jessica Day George's Princess of Glass on Sur La Lune's blog and I couldn't resist finding a copy that instant. I admit, it was predominantly because I read that it includes knitting patterns and I'm fascinated by knitting. But also because George reflects: "Then it occurred to me that dancing in glass slippers might possibly be just as bad: would the glass bend?" As I've contended with students, glass slippers are just silly. Much more likely are the red velvet slippers embroidered with pearls in Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy's Cinderella tale, 'Finette Cendron.'

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