Friday’s Fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon fanart by Celine Kim

I was on my thebookheap tumblr when I stumbled across this gorgeous fanart for “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”, which I have already featured on this blog (you can find it HERE)- and it has always been a favourite tale of mine.

This concept art is by an amazing art student named Celine Kim and my god, I nearly cried when I saw it- I just have to share it with you all! Full credit to her for her amazing work! You can find her own tumblr here and her original post with the artwork here. I’m honestly just so in awe of this beautiful set! I really want this to be a thing now!

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Friday’s Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel

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So…embarrassingly, I had originally planned to post this Friday’s Fairytales over Hallowe’en because when would this tale be more fitting, since it is the international time of year when kids gorge themselves on sweets? Oops, real life got in the way. It has been a while since I’ve posted a Friday’s Fairytales (the last one being The Frog King on 17th October 2014- man, that flew by)- so let’s get straight into it!

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Friday’s Fairy Tales: The Frog King

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It’s time for another of Friday’s Fairytales, and this week, I have chosen

“The Frog King”

Origins: “The Frog King” , also known as “The Frog Prince” or even “Iron Henry”, is a tale which is normally featured at the very start of any Brothers Grimm tale collection. Most people will recognise this from Disney’s loose adaptation of the tale: The Princess and the Frog.

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Friday’s Fairy tales: Twelve Dancing Princesses

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Origins:- Originally published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, it is also known as “tale 133” or “The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes”. There are also French and Russian versions, published later in the century which are both attributed to this original tale.

In the Aarne Thompson scale, this tale falls under “306: Supernatural Opponents”

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Friday’s Fairy tales: Rapunzel

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TADA! Friday’s Fairytales is back after a nearly two month long hiatus!

Did you miss it? I know I did! I think I might make this feature a fortnightly one so I don’t get too bogged down over it, which seems to be what happened last time- but we’ll see.

This week’s tale is Rapunzel!

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Top Ten Tuesday: 26- Underrated Authors in Fairytale Re-tellings

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Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish as ususal~

Since it has been a few weeks since my last “Friday’s Fairytales” (stay turned- it is back this week!!), I decided to dedicate this post to my top ten favourite fairytale re-tellings. Most of these authors seem to stick within this genre, as well so it isn’t entirely out there from this weeks topic of “most underrated authors”, so- without furtherdelay!

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