Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Fairy's Mistake by Gail Carson Levine
This is a retelling of the fairy tale of the frogs and pearls. A good girl is rewarded by a fairy by dropping jewels every time she speaks. Her mean sister is punished by spitting out bugs and snakes when she speaks. However, neither the reward nor the punishment turn out to be what the fairy intended.
This retelling is pretty good. It was actually one of the better tellings of this fairy tale that I have read before. (I think I've seen more twisted versions of this tale than regular versions.) Another great fairy tale retelling for kids.