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Cinderella Back by Popular Demand With a New Twist

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Since 1697, when the French author Charles Perrault wrote the fairy tale Cinderella, the story has hung around Western culture.  Little girls are its biggest fans, swooning at the beautiful gowns, the handsome prince, and a dream come true. Now here comes Slipper, Hester Velmans’ first adult novel, starring Lucinda as the luckless heroine who chases happiness through seventeenth-century England and Europe.  Born to a woman who had secretly wed an aristocrat and died in childbirth, Lucinda is an orphan who spends her childhood being batted back and forth between groups of cruel, wealthy relatives. Sound like someone you know?  The plot thickens.  After Lucinda receives a pair of glass-beaded slippers, bequeathed to her by her mother but which had…

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All Hail the Queen Bey!: Beyonce Officially Joins Cast of The Lion King Reboot

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All hail the Lion Queen! Beyoncé has officially joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action version of The Lion King, and we couldn’t be more excited by the news. Not only is The Lion King our favorite Disney movie – we all remember slow dancing to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” in middle school – but Beyoncé is definitely our dream choice to play Nala, Simba’s love interest. Most of the cast had already been announced back in February, with Donald Glover taking over the role of Simba, and James Earl Jones once again voicing Mufasa. But in March, Variety reported that director Jon Favreau was holding out for Beyoncé in the role of Nala and was pretty much…

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Maia Chance Gives Fairy Tale Princesses Alternate Prince Charmings for Valentine’s Day!

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Maia Chance writes historical mystery novels that are rife with absurd predicaments and romantic adventure. Her most recent novel, Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna was released February 2. Let’s face it, you guys. Fairy tale princes really aren’t in the same league as their princesses. Fairy tale princesses may be valiant, beautiful and resourceful, but—correct me if I’m wrong—the princes a) are too handsome (there would be some competition for the retinol-C skin serum), b) have all the personality of button mushrooms and c) are kinda, well, creepy. Yes, creepy. Think about how Snow White’s Mr. Right “falls in love” with her while she’s dead in a crystal casket. Ew. Or how the Little Mermaid’s heartthrob is super into her when she…

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There is more to Cinderella than Disney’s blue gowns

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Glass slippers, sparkly dresses, a pumpkin turned into a carriage—who doesn’t love the story of Cinderella? Luckily for all of us, Disney’s live action version of the classic tale is coming to theaters this Friday. And, based on the trailer, it seems to capture all the magical moments of the 1950’s cartoon: While Disney’s version is the most recognizable (think mice and blue gowns), there have been countless retellings of the famous tale. To prepare you for the newest film, here are four classic Cinderella adaptations you don’t want to miss: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997) As a child of the ‘90s, I remember watching this 1997 live Brandy remake of the beloved 1965 television movie musical when it first…

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4 Royal looks that would make Cinderella jealous

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Aside from Little Red Riding Hood or Puss in Boots, Cinderella is the only fairytale that’s really all about the clothes. Think about it: this story would not exist without a well-placed shoe. Not to mention the fairy godmother’s gift of a gown. Or even the dress the mice and birds assembled in the Disney cartoon. More than any other iconic fairytale heroine, Cinderella relies on a good outfit. Which is why we’re so inspired by the new Cinderella movie hitting theaters on Friday. It’s a live action version of Disney’s famous adaptation of the Grimm fairytale, and it promises to deliver all the magic and sparkles we’ve come to expect. Now what to wear to the premiere? If, like…

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15 literature-inspired jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween

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Next week is Halloween, which makes this prime jack-o’-lantern carving time. But instead of the usual triangle eyes and toothy grin, why not try something a little different this year? If you’re anything like us at BookTrib, all the inspiration you need is currently sitting on your bookshelf. Here are 15 of our favorite literary pumpkins for 2014:   Harry Potter This pumpkin isn’t scaring anyone; it’s just too adorable. You might need to buy a little paint to pull this one off, but it’s worth it for his spiky hair alone.   Frankenstein A perfect likeness of Frankenstein’s monster. Plus he looks appropriately broody.   The Hobbit Love the image they captured of his back and that familiar logo.…

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