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Alice in Tumblr-land

And Other Fairy Tales for A New Generation

Book - 2013
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Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America

The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she's got Instagram, and there's this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent.

Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there's Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to "happily ever after"--and have us laughing all the way.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780143124795
014312479X
Branch Call Number: 818.602 Manle
Characteristics: 265 p. : ill

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writermala
Apr 22, 2016

Oops! I purchased this book thinking it was a modern take on Fairy tales - but still for children. OK I was wrong. It is a satire and its target audience is twenty somethings.

I have to admit I found some stories hilarious. But, since I'm way older than the target group I found some parts rather vulgar. Oh well I've got to lighten up:-) All in all worth reading and will tickle your funny bone.

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ACatNamedTofu
May 14, 2014

I was expecting redone fairytales--which there was. But nobody warned me that these were sort of NSFW fairytales. So, I'm giving the warning. Don't hand this to your little brother when he is bored on a road trip. However, read it yourself, if you've the taste for it.

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kesha1123
Jan 31, 2014

Which generation is this book targeted? I find it highly inappropriate for anyone younger than senior year college. Initially I thought what an interesting twist on folktales, but 3 tales into the book, the language is too vulgar.

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hamstu
Aug 26, 2015

hamstu thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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