Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Fairy Tale Challenge

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

During Fairy Tale Fridays, we had the opportunity to read the short tales, explore the longer ones, and even watch a film or two; therefore, in this challenge, we will be exploring any or all of the above, depending upon the level you wish to participate in.  Let's take a look at the levels . . .

  • Fairy (Level 1):  Read 1 original tale.  Read 1 modern tale.  Watch 1 film. (Total of 3 selections.)
  • Dwarf (Level 2):  Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 6 total selections.
  • Royal Prince or Princess (Level 3):  Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 9 total selections.
  • Happily Ever After (Level 4):  Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 12 total selections.

Here are a few other thoughts to share that may or may not be important to you . . . 
  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
  • Selections can include any age level or genre, from picture books and classics to young adult and even graphic novels.  Creativity is completely acceptable here!
  • You do not need to determine your list of fairy tales.  Go with what moves you at the time!
  • You need not have participated in Fairy Tale Fridays to participate in the 2011 Fairy Tale Challenge.  It is open to everyone interested!
  • A blog is not required, but it is encouraged.  You are also welcome to keep track of your selections via Goodreads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, or simply the comments section.
  • Reviews are not required, but are encouraged . . . I just really want to hear your thoughts and recommendations on what you read!  That is just me being selfish!
  • A Mr. Linky will be posted at the beginning of every month for you to share your selections if you do choose to review them.  Comments are also fine for sharing as well.  You will be able to refer to the direct links to these posts on the sidebar for easy reference.
  • You can overlap your choices with other challenges.
  • Prizes and guest posts will randomly appear in the monthly review posts to share some fairy tale love with participants.

Yep, I'm participating in my own challenge and this is my post to keep track of it throughout the year.  I plan to go all out on this one going with Happily Ever After (Level 4) at 12 total selections!
  1. Fables #1:  Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
  2. Fables #2:  Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
  3. Wonderful Wizard of Oz interpreted by Eric Shanower
  4. Leaping Beauty by Gregory Maguire
  5. Fractured Fables by Various Authors
Challenge Result:  FAIL!!  


  1. I"m gonna give it a try. Now to start thinking through what I'll read, and maybe some thigns to read to kids.

  2. Ticia . . . Wonderful! Please feel free to check out the sign-up post and link to a blog if you have one. Here's the link:

  3. Just a quick question. Does it have to be a whole book of fairy tales or just one fairy tale? IE can we read a fairy tale posted online and have it count? Or if there is just a couple of fairy tales from a book that I want to read but not the whole book? Not that I have any problems reading a whole book just curious on the parameters :)

  4. MommyWantsToRead . . . You can read anything, from children's picture books to modern takes on tales for young adults or older. You can read the classics or the entire book. Anything and everything works for me!

  5. Great idea! I'm gonna try it at

  6. Aurora Celeste ... Welcome! Stopping by right now!


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