Fairy Tales for Young and Old

Fairy tales can appeal to readers of all ages. These books recount those familiar tales in surprising and compelling ways. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Alderson, Brian. The Arabian Nights, or, Tales Told By Sheherezade During a Thousand Nights and One Night. 1995. (Adult Nonfiction-Teen 398.22).

Aldiss, Brian. Seasons in Flight . 1984. (Science Fiction ALD).

At the Edge of the World: Magical Stories of Ireland. 1998. (Science Fiction 823.0876).

Barthelme, Donald. Snow White. 1967.

Beauties, Beasts, and Enchantment: Classic French Fairy Tales. 1989. (398.20944 B).

Black Swan, White Raven. 1997. (Science Fiction 808.83876 B).

Block, Francesca Lia. I Was a Teenage Fairy. 1998. (Adult Fiction-Teen BLO).

Briggs, Katharine Mary. The Vanishing People: Fairy Lore and Legends. 1978. (398.21 B).

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. 1847.
Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Brust, Steven. The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. 1987. (Science Fiction BRU).

Byatt, A.S. The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye. 1994.

Card, Orson Scott. Enchantment. 1999. (Science Fiction CAR).

Carter, Angela. The Bloody Chamber. 1978.

Carter, Angela. Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories. 1996.

Carroll, Jonathan. Sleeping in Flame. 1988.

Chabon, Michael. Summerland. 2002. (Science Fiction CHA).

Coover, Brian. Briar Rose. 1996.

Dalkey, Kara. The Nightingale. 1988. (Science Fiction DAL).

Dean, Pamela. Tam Lin. 1991. (Science Fiction DEA).

DeLint, Charles. Jack the Giant-Killer. 1987. (Science Fiction DEL).

DeLint, Charles. Drink Down the Moon. 1990. (Science Fiction DEL).

Gaiman, Neil. American Gods.  2001. Also available: CD, eBook

Gaiman, Neil. Stardust. 1999. (Science Fiction GAI). Also available: CD, eBook

Kushner, Ellen. Thomas the Rhymer. 1990. (Science Fiction KUS).

Lackey, Mercedes. The Gates of Sleep. 2002. (Science Fiction LAC).

Lee, Tanith. White as Snow. 2000. (Science Fiction LEE).

Lickiss, Rebecca. Never After. 2002. (Science Fiction LIC).

Marillier, Juliet. Daughter of the Forest. 2000. (Adult Fiction-Teen Science Fiction MAR).

McKinley, Robin. Beauty. 1978.

McKinley, Robin. Deerskin. 1993. (Science Fiction McK).

McKiernan, Dennis. Once Upon a Winter's Night. 2001. (Science Fiction McK).

McGuire, Gregory. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. 1999.
Also available: Large Type, Cassette

McGuire, Gregory. Mirror, Mirror. 2003.

Mitchell, Stephen. The Frog Prince: A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults. 1999.

Murphy, Louise. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival. 2003.

Scalora, Suza. The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World. 1999. (Adult Nonfiction-Teen 398.21 S).

Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. The Godmother. 1994. (Science Fiction SCA).

Schmitz, Anthony. Darkest Desire: The Wolf's Own Tale. 1998.

Sherman, Josepha. Windleaf. 1993. (Adult Fiction-Teen SHE).

Snow White, Blood Red. 1993. (Science Fiction 808.83876 S).

Springer, Nancy. Fair Peril. 1996.

Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty: A Novel. 1991. (Science Fiction TEP).

Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves. 1987. (398.20941 V).

Walker, Barbara G. Feminist Fairy Tales. 1996.

Welty, Eudora. The Robber Bridegroom. 1942.

Wilde, Oscar. A House of Pomegranates Together With The Happy Prince and Other Tales. 1949.

Wrede, Patricia C. Dealing with Dragons. 1990. (Adult Fiction-Teen WRE).

Wrede, Patricia C. Snow White and Rose Red. 1989. (Adult Fiction-Teen WRE)

Yolen, Jane. Briar Rose. 1992.