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The prince no longer kisses the princess, Cinderella helps her new husband to pick a new dress and the relationship between Mr Wolf and the three little pigs is a bit more complicated than you might have thought.

In this collection of delightful, empowering and often magical tales, Kevin Walker creates and adapts a host of stories for the LGBTQ+ community. These sometimes t
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 5th 2020 by The History Press
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Annise
Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Wonderful retelling of many different fairy tales, without being overtly complicated. Just utter fun to read
Marine
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
very cute and lovely to have all these soft folk tales
Bethany
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As someone who loves mythology and fantasy literature i always missed not seeing lgbtqa+ representation well heres a whole book full of it!!! If you're a fan of fairytales or fantasy or anything inbetween you will love this book! Captivating stories not just simple retellings and sweet narratives! A must in lgbtqa+ storytelling!! ...more
Elizabeth Hopkinson
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This collection is a fusion of “Queer Folk” and “Folk Tales”. Some are old, traditional stories, retold to bring out a queer focus. Others are tales of modern times, new folk tales. Others combine the two. Some have happy endings; others are bittersweet or even scary.

I particularly liked “The Architect”, a “Tales of the Unexpected” type story about a miniature house, “The Blue Rose” (which I also loved in Kate Forsyth’s version; it’s just a great story), “Good King Richard”, which makes use of t
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Will
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
At around 150 pages, this folktale collection contains a whole host of folktales, some short, some long, some modern, some traditional, all of which featuring queer characters and identities from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

Books like this are so important as a reminder that queer narratives exist and are valid, especially as fairytales and folktales are often hetero-centric and reinforce strict binary gender roles.

Whilst the majority of the folktales included have supernatural or fantastical ele
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