Have you been playing Taylor Swift’s latest album Folklore on repeat since it was released? (You can borrow it via Hoopla Digital, here.) I have, and because I’m a big fan of fairy tale-esc imagery, all things found under the dewey decimal system number 398.2, and tales of lore, I have been loving it. If you adore all things Folklore and want more, check out these folklore-esc reads. All you need is your library card.
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm edited by Phillip Pullman
Dive right into these immortal tales that have been passed down from generations. Explore familiar tales such Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood to lesser told tales such as The Three Snake Leaves and Lady Heniz.
The Complete Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales edited by Lily Owens
This classic collection of fairy tales includes favorites such as The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, and so many more.
More than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales by Robert Bly
In this book, poet Robert Bly looks closely at six fairy tales that have captivated him throughout the decades. Dive into the exploration of these stories and uncover new meanings and ways of looking at these classic fairy tales.
Once Upon a Time: A Short History of the Fairy Tale by Marina Warner
Explore fairy tales through their various forms from page, stage, and screen. In this book, Warner examines classic fairy tales of the past (such as Brothers Grimm) to modern day retellings (such as Disney).
Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill
In this collection of poetry, Gill explores fairy tale-esc imagery, retelling these classic stories for a new, strong generation of women.
And, if you’re interested in exploring the musical evolution of Swift, check out her albums dating back to her debut in 2007 on Hoopla Digital.
-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian