Bookish Item | #FaeFriday #2

I always like trying new things every once in awhile for bookish items. Today I decided to participate during #FaeFriday. This weekly tag was created by Kristy from Caffeinated Fae. Definitely check out her blog, because she’s the sweetest! She decided to create a tag that’s a bit magical and the header was created by her as well. Each Friday has a different prompt, so let’s take look at this week’s topic!

This week on #FaeFriday: We all know those classic fairytales, but sometimes a retelling can blow the classic out of the water. This curious wannabe fae wants to know what are some fairytale retellings that you have enjoyed! I love retellings, so I decided to take a look at what kind of retellings I would like to read. Let’s jump in.

Hansel & Gretel

I’d say this is a pretty well-known fairytale and I think it would be pretty cool to see a retelling of it. It would definitely need to have some kind of candy house or something that would give off that same vibe. And to be honest, I don’t mind whether this would be from the POV of the witch or Hansel & Gretel. I’ve seen some stories where Hansel and Gretel are the bad guys and I actually really like that.

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

I love that this is set in an Arabic desert setting. Ali Baba might not be super well known, I’m not too sure about that to be honest but I really like the idea of a desert gang. I don’t need a faithful retelling for this one either, just add “Open Sesame” to it ;).

Jack and the Beanstalk

I don’t think this would account for the whole plot of a story but I do like the idea of the beanstalk. It could have Jack using it to save or retrieve something or it could be more of a way into a new world. Both versions would work for an awesome new story in my opinion. And I think more stories need magical means haha.


This is such an old story and I hardly ever hear anyone talk about the Disney movie. I quite like the story and think the whole ‘becoming a real boy’ could be an interesting plot and drive some great discussions about what it is to be ‘real’. If anyone knows of a pinocchio retelling I’d be very interested!

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Once again I don’t think this could account for a complete plot but I think it would be so much fun to have a retelling of this story as part of a larger story. I personally really enjoy this story and it always makes me laugh. To be honest, this is also the one I have the least ideas over myself. But it would be pretty great to see someone incorporate this in their story!

These are 5 fairytale retellings I would love to see! What do you think of my picks? And what fairytale would you like to see as a retelling? Come talk to me in the comments!!

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