Twelve Dancing Princesses

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Mari and Meg return with their first "12 Dancing Princesses" adaptation, an Australian YA novel Wildwood Dancing. This book adapts and expands on the fairy tale, adding in actual fairies and vampires and a truly evil antagonist. We also briefly discuss Baba Yaga, and how this book reads better when you don't think of distant… Continue reading Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Twelve Dancing Princesses

12 Dancing Princesses

Mari and Meg are back for a new season in the new year! The listeners chose 12 Dancing Princesses for this season, so we did our first Brothers Grimm episode. There is a little bit of discussion of the Brothers, plus a lot of discussion of what the heck this story means or where it… Continue reading 12 Dancing Princesses


Season 3, Episode 6: Wolf Among Us

Marilag and Meghan round out their third season with a Fables video game: Wolf Among Us! This is less of an adaptation but more of "what happened to Donkeyskin after the Happily Ever After? We're a bit sad to see Donkeyskin go, but also will be happy to do a happier tale.  Don't Forget To Vote for… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 6: Wolf Among Us


Season 5: Which Retelling Next?

Before we get into the nitty gritty of polling, we just wanted to announce the winning fairy tale to be retold in the last poll: The Twelve Dancing Princesses! This may very well be a good segue away from creepy dark tales, but then again, Grimm fairy tales aren't exactly very child-friendly either. So...we'll see. Again,… Continue reading Season 5: Which Retelling Next?


Season 3, Episode 5: Peau d’Ane

Mari and Meg watch one of the most bonker movies they have ever seen ? Peau d'Âne, the French 1970 Donkeyskin adaptation! This movie is SURPRISINGLY a musical ? what?! And has such great songs as "Daughters shouldn't marry their fathers." We will also be putting up our poll for season 5 this week ? go… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 5: Peau d’Ane


Season 3, Episode 3: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller

Mari and Meg watch Jim Henson's The Storyteller episode of Donkeyskin, where at least the dad kind of looks like he doesn't want to marry his daughter?    Follow us on social media, and don't forget to rate and review us! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website | Email: Join us every Tuesday for a new episode!   Thank you to BenSound for our… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 3: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller


Season 3, Episode 2: Deerskin by Robin McKinley

Meg and Mari tackle one of the most difficult books they've ever read, content wise, on today's episode. Their first adaptation of Donkeyskin is Deerskin by Fableulous favorite, Robin McKinley! The Amazing Robin looked at Donkeyskin and went I CAN MAKE IT HORRIFIC! All jokes aside, the content of this adaptation includes rape, incest, miscarriages, and the… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 2: Deerskin by Robin McKinley