Large head of wolf open mouthed toward girl with red cape

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales / Soman Chainani

The author takes 12 well-known fairytales — such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Peter Pan — and rewrites them with his own spin, making them darker and adding some twists to the originals. For instance, in the retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, every year the prettiest girl in the village is sacrificed to the wolves. This year, Red is selected. But she intends to fight back by traveling to her grandmother’s house in the next village for safety. Will she make it there before the wolves find her? Perfect for fairytale fans or those who enjoy short stories. For ages 10 and up.