There is nothing more rewarding for a written classic then when one brave author’s steps up and tells the tale over again - this time with some new added flare.
I know there are some (like me) who love to devour the new twist on an old tale, but there are others who think that classics should remain just that, classic.
I’m reading Jackson Pearce’s take on Hansel and Gretel. One that I’m not sure many have tried to rewrite. She’s done beautifully and I find myself captivated and giggling every time she’s intertwined the old story and added her new fresh twist.
“Candy. On the ground, yellow candies. Ansel was following them, slicing around trees while the twins followed along desperately, eyes focused on finding the next piece, the trail back to the part of the forest they knew.”
This tells you she decided simple bread crumbs wasn’t enough, Ansel is a new take on Hansel, and why is he with twins?
I wish I had a want or need to write a fairytale but instead I’ll leave it the others who imagination runs wild with ideas of fresh new ideas for those wonderful tales we grew up with.
What’s your favorite retelling? Have you read Sweetly? You should!