Have you ever wondered about the other characters in fairy tales? Have you have thought to consider what the other characters think happened? Isn’t there a saying about there being “two sides to every story?” Donna Jo Napoli rewrites fairy tales with these questions in mind. For example, in Zel, not only do you hear from Zel (short for Repunzel), but you also hear from Konrad (the prince) and Mother. This story becomes quite dynamic when you hear from everyone else–and not just the main character of the fairy tale.
Donna Jo Napoli, fairy tales, Repunzel, Zel