What an interesting theme this week! We opened up the topic of perspective on Monday's Riddle and Lizzy told us about a great twist on the classic fairy tale, Cinderella, with her review of The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu. As a fun bonus, we are hosting the Debut Author Giveaway Hop from June 7th - June 13th- spotlighting middle grade authors, R.J. Palacio and Kenechi Odogu, two new voices among the many wonderful story-tellers out there. Today, we wanted to share our favorite "other" versions of stories that we know so well.
This weeks top of the heap: Best twists on stories
Wicked! My family went to see the Broadway play last summer and it was incredible! The story is told from the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba's, perspective- fascinating! It takes the Wizard of Oz into a whole new dimension. My parents really enjoyed this book by Gregory Maguire and became hooked on some of his other unique takes on fairy tales; Mirror, Mirror, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Matchless. Find out what happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in! ~ F
Mixed-up fairy tales are so enchanting! The True Story of the Three Little Pigs as told by Jon Scieszka is my favorite twist on a fairy tale. I always heard about what a terrible guy the Big Bad Wolf was and I loved finding out his side of the story. It sure is different from what the pigs have said all along! The humor and pictures make this book a treat to read. This is a great story to share with others if you're looking to gain perspective : ) ~ L