Manistee County Library staff shares retellings of novels, fairy tales

In 1922, Frederick Palmers assumed that all stories were based on 36 episodes. Christopher Booker did a similar study in 2005, revealing only seven basic plots.

Some stories deserve to be retold, and the titles below are retellings of classic novels and fairy tales.

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• Inspired by writer Sam DuChamp, he creates his own character, Quichotte, a salesman who begins to seek help from a TV star. Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte is a tribute to Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

Writer Sam DuChamp was inspired to create his own character, Quichotte, a salesman who sets out to seek help from a TV star. Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte is a tribute to Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

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• Charles Perrault’s Cinderella has never been so. Cindy works for her stepmother, who is the executive producer of the reality TV show. When a spot on the show came up, Cindy saw it as an opportunity to start her fashion career. Instead, she found herself playing the role of a body-positivity icon. Julie Murphy’s “If the Shoes Fitted” retells “Cinderella,” and Cindy learns to find love and individuality.

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