You may have heard the Irish fairy tales from the BBC and the American version of them are also part of the BBC.
But there’s a reason for the popularisation of the fairy tale genre.
It’s a cultural phenomenon in which stories are told from a variety of perspectives.
You may have also heard of fairy tales in the UK.
They are part of Irish folklore and are a part of many of the most popular folkloric stories in Ireland, including The Lion King, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Kings.
And in recent years, there has been a surge in the number of Irish folklorists and poets who are working in the fields of folklorology and Irish folklore.
There are a variety, and some of the more well-known names include Fiona Murphy, Rosanna O’Connor, John de Valera, Sean Parnell, and Dara Ó Mhealgún.
All of them have their own unique style and way of telling their fairy tales.
They can also be a little tricky to read if you’re not up to speed on the Irish language, so here are some of our favourite fairy tale books for you to enjoy.
The Little Mermaid and the Frogs (2014)The tale of two sisters who go into the water and find a little fish.
Songs of Ireland (2009)The first novel of the ‘Irish fairy tales’ series.
A Christmas Carol (2010)Written by Sean Patrick Flanagan, the tale of three little brothers and their love of singing.
Little Mermaid and The Frogs and the Sea (2012)The second novel of a series that has been described as “Irish fairy tale meets fairy tale”.
Pinky and the Brain (2010-11)Written and illustrated by the author of the Irish series, the book follows the adventures of Pinky, a mermaid, and his friends, Brain and Baby, who have to find their way home after a boatwreck.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2013)A children’s book based on the classic fairy tale, Snow White and The Seven Dwarves.
Fairy Tale in the House of the Living Dead (2014-15)A story about a woman named Nelly who lives in a haunted house.
Aladdin and the Lamp of Fire (2015)Written in the style of the old English fairy tale Aladdin, the novel follows the quest for the Lamp as the main character journeys through the magical kingdom of Isamu.
Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2012-13)Disney’s animated version of The Little Witch of the West is one of the best-loved Disney stories of all time.
Beauty and the Beast (2010-)Written and directed by the original director, Ariel, this novel follows Belle and her family as they travel to meet the Beast in his castle.
Jaws (1975)A fictionalised version of the infamous shark attack at the Titanic’s bow, this is the story of a young boy named Jack and his family who discover the truth about shark attacks and the dangers of the water.
Peter Pan (1989-90)One of the biggest hits of the 70s, this book follows Peter Pan as he explores the world of the sea.
Gloria and the Power of Good (1994-95)A young boy from a wealthy family finds his way to the castle of his adoptive mother, who has an uncanny ability to control the powers of evil spirits.
Othello (2000)Written for a large audience, this story follows Othello, a lawyer and the King’s brother, as he attempts to bring down the Crown.
Cinderella (1922)A classic tale of fairytale princesses and princes in the heart of a kingdom, this tale is a favorite of children and adults alike.
Maleficent (1939)This classic fairy-tale story follows the exploits of the evil sorceress Maleficent, and the struggle for the freedom of a helpless princess from the clutches of her evil stepmother.
Tales of the World’s Fair (1942)This tale is based on a novel by the famous author, C. S. Lewis, and was written by one of Lewis’ sons, David, who also wrote the screenplay.
Dumbo (1937)This book is based in part on the film of the same name.
It is a story about an orphan named Dumbo who grows up to become a successful circus performer.
Mary Poppins (1935)Mary