Our Books

Diverse & inclusive characters

Our first book was awarded the Kimi Seal for outstanding diversity in children's literature.

Original and thrilling adventures

Join Snow White and a new cast of characters on a thrilling journey through the magic forest.

Modern Values

Turning damsels in distress into empowered heroes in control of their destiny.

Diverse & inclusive characters

Our first book was awarded the Kimi Seal for outstanding diversity in children's literature.

Original and thrilling adventures

Join Snow White and a new cast of characters on a thrilling journey through the magic forest.

Modern Values

Turning damsels in distress into empowered heroes in control of their destiny.

The stories we tell our children have never been more important. Now more than ever, we need great stories that inspire imaginations, foster modern values and can empower our children to build a better world.

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The Idea

One evening, a father was reading a fairy tale to his two young children. Lying there, with the little ones in his arms, he noticed something strange. All the princesses in these fairy tales needed rescuing, and their most important characteristic was their beauty. 

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The Changes


He did not like that at all, and believed that great fairy tales should inspire and empower children instead of limiting them to tired clichés and stereotypical messages. While reading, he started changing little words here and there. A 'beautiful' princess became a brave one, and he saw the sparkle in his daughter's eyes!

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The Start


This simple premise: one word changes everything, led to the birth of Fairy Tales Retold. Gone are damsels in distress, homogenous characters and patriarchal messages; replaced by thrilling adventures, vibrant characters and empowering narratives! Our first book, a retelling of Snow White, was awarded the Kimi Seal in 2020 and has recieved widespread critical and public acclaim. 

Our Books

With every order

More than just a book

Free Audiobook

Free, multilingual audiobook with original musical composition. Perfect for reading along with younger children.

Bespoke Packaging

Original, full-colour and customised envelopes with every purchase. Ideal for gifting to others.

Free Picturecards & Postcards

Free picturecards, postcards and draw-a-long sheets with each order. Not to mention our popular bookmarks!

Referral Codes

A unique referral code for yourself and for a friend offering a discount of 10% on any future purchases.

Environmentally Friendly

All our books are printed with 100% recycled paper by local businesses in London & Berlin. We are carbon-neutral business.

Paying it forwards

As part of our 'readers are leaders' campaign, each order supports our work in donating books to children's reading groups. 

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Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the bravest of them all?

Reviews

Our latest customers

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Snow White - French
Laurie Lemaire
Une Blanche-neige inspirante (French edition)

Sehr gelungene, erfrischende Neuerzählung des berühmten Märchens. Als Übersetzerin & Sprachlehrerin wie auch als Mutter eines Kleinkindes bin ich ganz begeistert von diesem tollen Buch (französische Ausgabe). Eine inspirierende Geschichte für alle Kinder (Jungs inklusive) und jedes Alter. Eignet sich auch perfekt als Geschenk!

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Snow White - German
Maike Neumann
fantastic book

we all love this book 😊

Such a great Book

Our Son is loving this book with it`s beautifull pictures. A must in every Book Shelf.

Vorlesen mit gutem Gewissen

Meine Tochter liebt es!

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Snow White - German
Petra Pfann
Schneewittchen

So wertvoll, dass es diese berühmte Märchen jetzt auch ganz nah gedacht und geschrieben wurde. Jetzt lese ich es meiner Tochter sehr gerne vor.
Ich hoffe, es werden noch mehrere Märchen auf diese Art verfügbar sein <3
Eine absolute Empfehlung!