Modern-Day Fairy Tales

What are some contemporary books that share the narrative pattern of a fairy tale or fable? Do they involve magic, travel, personal growth? Do they have a message, moral, or suggest a means of approaching our lives or the world? I'm talking original works of literature, rather than reworked traditional fairy tales. Please share!
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