Fairy Tales Gone Bad Series

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This one is for kids aged 7+ who love Wednesday Addams, Emily The Strange and a bit of the macabre! Each book is written in non-rhyming verse by Joseph Coelho and brimming with black-and-white illustrations by Freya Hartas

What would happen if, instead of rushing back home on the night of her ball, Cinderella fell down and died? This is the beginning of Zombierella's story, and our undead main character is certain of one thing: she will have her happily ever after. In each book of this three-part series, a new well-known fairy tale will go bad, making for some very twisted classics. You won't have to read the books in any particular order to enjoy them, as each one is its own story. 

This series is very much reminiscent of Isadora MoonAmelia FangGhoulia and Kitty's Midnight Adventures. These are all great early readers with a gothic twist! 

All the Fairy Tales Gone Bad books in order:

Book 1: Zombierella (2020)
Book 2: Frankenstiltskin (2021)
Book 3: Creeping Beauty (2022)

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Book 1
Book 1

Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

The first in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Jo... MoreZombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

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Book 2
Book 2

Frankenstiltskin: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

The second story in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning ... MoreFrankenstiltskin: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

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Book 3
Book 3

Creeping Beauty: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

A subversive, funny - and deliciously prickly! - tale for the young reader looking for a book with bite. Eshe and her t... MoreCreeping Beauty: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

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