Coming Soon: Fairy Tales for Boys

SMP_5137If your family is like my family, you raided the town library as soon as you heard they were about to shut their doors. And, if your family is like my family, you’ve already read all of the books you checked out.

And we still have weeks to go.

Months, perhaps.

Whatever shall we do?

Well, I have a suprise for you.

First, some background: As much as I love all the girl-power movies and books, sometimes I feel like the boys are getting left behind. So a few weeks ago I wrote some fairy tales for my kids. I took stories like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Goldilocks, and I changed the main character from a girl to a boy.

You’ll be surprised how this small change can alter the entire plot of the story (no matter what people tell you, boys are different than girls). Each fairy tale hero uses the best of his masculine virtues to outwit foxes, outcompete wicked stepbrothers, outcast evil witches, and ultimately achieve his own happy ending . . . with as little kissing as possible.

Girls will love the stories, too, since there are plenty of strong female characters for them to identify with. (Psst: these make great bedtime stories.)

I will be publishing each story, serial-style, on my blog every other day, starting tomorrow. I hope they can be something you and your kiddos can look forward to during these strange and extrodinary times.

The first one is about a boy who was locked in a tower . . .





Filed under Fairy Tales for Boys, Family Fun, Parenting, writing

7 responses to “Coming Soon: Fairy Tales for Boys

  1. Jennifer D. Adkins

    I miss you Injun Chelsea! I’d love to contact via phone or text. My number is 541 386 2380.

    Love Jennifer Johnson Adkins



  2. What a fabulous idea! I don’t have sons. I’m all about girl power with six daughters. But I, too, have felt boys are getting left behind in all this push for feminine equality. I can’t wait to share these with my daughters and forward them to my friends with boys.


  3. I hope your boys like them! Let me know if they do! If they don’t you can just lie and tell me they did. 🙂 Hope you are doing well, Natalie!


  4. Yeah for you!
    I’ve been sending your posts to grandkids in UT, ID, and WY.
    Fun Fun Fun. 🙂
    I can’t wait to see a picture of your new baby.


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