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Fairy Tale Definition – What’s the best definition for the fairy tale fiction genre? Books in the fairy tale genre are typically short but are sometimes developed or expanded to full-length fiction, including for adults or readers of all ages. Fairy tales often feature one or more otherworldly creates and fantasy, magic, or magical realism elements. They don’t always include human characters but often do, and they often must contend with evil characters intent on destroying their happiness.

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fairy tale definition book coverFairy Tale Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the fairy tale fiction genre.

1. A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

2. A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

3. Beauty by Robin McKinley

4. Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” by Cameron Dokey

5. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

7. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

8. Cress by Marissa Meyer

9. East by Edith Pattou

10. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

11. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

12. Entwined by Heather Dixon

13. Fairest Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

14. Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

15. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

16. Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

17. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

18. Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

19. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

20. Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

21. Stardust by Neil Gaiman

22. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

23. The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm

24. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

25. The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey

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Fairy Tale Definition – Related Book Genres

* Fable Definition

* Folktale Definition

* Magical Realism Genre Definition

* Mythic Fiction Genre

* Narrative Fiction Definition

* Parody Definition

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