YA Authors Retell Classic Fairy Tales on the Spot | A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

YA Authors Retell Classic Fairy Tales on the Spot | A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Could you tell your favorite fairy tale in a new way on the spot? We challenged some of the authors of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, a new East and South Asian retelling anthology, to try! We would definitely read Three Little Quokkas.

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Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renée Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.

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so the three little pigs I've always felt bad for the wolf I have a soft place in my heart for the villains and I think that a retelling of the Three Little Pigs should go hi I'm Ellen oh and today I'm here to put a modern spin on some classic fairy tales hi my name is Preeti chipper today I'm here to retell some classic fairy tales I'm so immature patre today I'm here to retell classic fairy tales okay three little pigs in a while so the three little pigs okay three little pigs I've always felt bad for the wolf I have a soft place of my heart for the villains and I think that a retelling of the Three Little Pigs should go Once Upon a Time a big bad wolf was really hungry and decided to go eat three pigs the pigs tried to hide from the wolf in these different elaborate houses but in the end the wolf was too smart and had bacon and pork chops with applesauce for dinner that night the end the story is about three little Coca's which are adorable animals from Australia but always look like they're smiling so it's about three little cookers who live very happily and like this dingo keeps coming by and wanting to eat them the first little Coca has a house that he's built out of coconuts so the secret office will be made out of a Mexican food inspired jawbreaker it didn't look very good but it protected the little coca because no one wanted to eat it I'm gonna get in trouble this is so hard let's see The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid there was a girl who lived in the sea she wanted to meet this barista that was at this Oceanside cafe she made a plan to go see him by finding this new seaweed that became like a really popular thing that they put in drinks and how they connected once she gets her legs and makes it to the land and tries to find her prince the first thing she does is he gets a phone because I mean who cares if you have a voice if you can text message your prince and let him know that hey look I'm here I saved your life remember me Peter Pan okay Peter Pan I once knew a boy named Peter Pan in elementary school who got the award for best attendance for never missing a day of school and I realized that that was really funny because Peter Pan would never have gone to school right but what if Peter Pan was a panda global warming is a true threat to their environment probably much like Neverland Peter Pan actually like truly never wants to grow up and when you see those videos of pandas that are just rolling around and they're so cute and they can't protect themselves sounds a little bit like Peter Pan who never wants to grow up and is just like fighting and fighting pirates so hard

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