Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fairy Tale Fridays: Your Choice!

Special Thanks to my Personal Faery Friend for the Button Art: Ye Olde Faery Shoppe 

This week for Fairy Tale Fridays is your choice!  With so many tales, how was I supposed to narrow it down to just one?  Thankfully, I had a little inspiration on this one!  Emily from Emily's Reading Room has recommended to me a couple of times to read Shannon Hale's The Goose Girl.  I finally picked it up from the library, but decided a read of the original would be a great precursor.  

The Goose Girl written by The Brothers Grimm is a case of mistaken identity . . . well, sort of.  A princess sets off to wed her new husband and is accompanied by a "waiting-maid."  On the way, the maid makes the princess switch horses and clothes.  When they arrive at their destination, the maid is mistaken as the princess, playing the role to her benefit.  And, the true princess becomes a girl who cares for the geese.

True to fairy tale form, The Goose Girl ends with a happily ever after.  It's a fun read, leaving you wondering how the true identity of the princess and the maid will be discovered.  And true to Grimm form, a gruesome piece is also inserted, but this time it is a punishment determined by the "bad guy" herself!

Loving the previous works of Hale that I have read, I am now even more inspired to continue on to this modern tale.  Now to just find the time to read it before it's due back to the library . . .

Out of the hundreds of tales to choose from, which did you highlight this week?

UPCOMING TALES:  The special posts mentioned will be coming soon!

Friday, September 3rd:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (special post to come tomorrow for details!) 
Friday, September 10th:  Fairy Tale Flick (special post to come for details!)
Friday, September 17th:  The Three Army-Surgeons by The Brothers Grimm
Friday, September 24th:  A New, Modern Tale


  1. I chose an African American tale today. I don't think I've ever read The Goose Girl.

  2. I haven't had a chance to visit, but I will do so soon! Can't wait to read it!


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