The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

There are lots of stories most kids can rattle off without even thinking much – The Three Little Pigs, The Three Bears, Cinderella, etc. Some of these stories are so commonly told that children all over the world know them. When the stories are told in different places though, they take on interesting differences that reflect the land and culture where the story is being told.

Sometimes, storytellers like to just have fun with a traditional story. For example a storyteller might think, “what if Sleeping Beauty was a boy?” or “What if Cinderella wanted to play in a hockey game instead of go to a ball?” or “What if we heard the Big Bad Wolf’s side of the story?”

This page is a list of traditional stories that have a twist – the stories are either set in a different country, are told from a new point of view or have some kind of fun twist to make the story unique.



Beauty and the Beast
Beauty a Retelling
Bunny and the Beast
Dragon Prince (China)
The Lady and the Lion
Snowbear Whittington (Appalachia)

Adelita (Mexico)
Along the River (China)
Anklet for a Princess (India)
Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave (Russia)
Cendrillon (Caribbean)
Cinderella Skeleton
Bubba the Cowboy Prince (American West)
Cinderella (As if you didn’t already know the story)
Cinderella Collection
Cinderella Smith (Boy)
Cinderella the Dog and her Little Glass Slipper
Cinderella’s Rat
Cinderlily a Floral Tale in Three Acts
Cinderhazel the Cinderella of Halloween
Cindy Ellen (American West)
Domitila (Mexico)
Egyptian Cinderella
Ella Enchanted
Ella’s Big Change (Jazz)
Fair, Brown & Trembling (Ireland)
Fanny’s Dream (Farm)
Gift of the Crocodile (Indonesia)
Glass Slipper Gold Sandal a Worldwide Cinderella
The Golden Sandal (Middle East)
The Gospel Cinderella (American South)
If the Shoe Fits (Boy; Running)
Jouanah: a Hmong Cinderella
Kongi and Potgi (Korea)
Korean Cinderella
Little Gold Star (Spanish American)
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Africa)
The Orphan (Greece)
The Persian Cinderella
Raisel’s Riddle (Jewish)
Rough Face Girl (Native American)
Seriously, Cinderella is so Annoying! (Stepmother)
Smoky Mountain Rose (Appalachia)
Splinters: This Girl Needs a Miracle (Hockey)
Turkey Girl (Native American – Zuni)
Way Meat Loves Salt (Jewish)
Wishbones (China)
Yeh Shen (China)

The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Chalk and Cheese (Dog & Cat)
Chicken and Cat
City and Country Homes
City Cats, Country Cats
City Chicken
City Dog, Country Dog
City Dog, Country Frog
City Fish, Country Fish
The City Mouse, and the Country Mouse
City Witch, Country Witch
Country Kid, City Kid
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse
Dear Prima a Letter to My Cousin (Mexico & New York City)
Everything is Different at Nonna’s House
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
Moon Rabbit
One Moon Two Cats
Tall City, Wide Country
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Town Mouse, Country Mouse

The Frog Prince
The Frog Prince, Continued
The Frog Prince of Pelham
The Frog Princess
The Horned Toad Prince
Jimmy the Pickpocket of the Palace
Kiss Me! I’m a Prince
A Prince Among Frogs

The Gingerbread Boy
The Cajun Cornbread Boy
Can’t Catch Me (Ice Cube)
Gingerbread Baby
Gingerbread Cowboy (American West)
Gingerbread Friends
The Gingerbread Girl
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
The Gingerbread Pirates
The Gingerbread Rabbit
The Library Gingerbread Man
The Matzo Ball Boy (Jewish)
The Runaway Tortilla (Mexico)
Senorita Gordita (Mexico)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Believe me, Goldilocks rocks! (Baby Bear)
Dusty Locks and the Three Bears (American West)
Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears (Music)
Goldie and the Three Hares
Goldie and the Three Bears
Goldie Locks has Chicken Pox
Goldilocks and the Three Martians
Goldilocks Returns
Just Right
Leola and the Honeybears (African-American)
Me and You
Mr. Wolf and the Three Bears
Rubia and the Three Osos
Santa and the Three Bears
Somebody and the Three Blairs
Tackylocks and the Three Bears
The Three Bears Christmas
The Three Bears Halloween
The Three Snow Bears (Inuit)
Yours Truly, Goldilocks

Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Diesel (Trucks)
A Tale Dark and Grimm
The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children

Jack and the Beanstalk
Calamity Jack
The Giant and the Joneses
Half Upon a Time
Jacques and the Beanstalk a Cajun Tale (Cajun)
Jack and the Beanstalk a Story Full of Beans (Southwestern)
Jack and the Jellybeanstalk
Kate and the Beanstalk
Look Out Jack! The Giant is Back!
The Magic Moustache
Paco and the Giant Chile Plant (Mexico)
Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! (Giant)
Waynetta and the Cornstalk (Texas)

The Princess and the Pea
The Cowboy and the Black Eyed Pea
(American West)
The Princess and the Pea (1940s)
The Princess and the Peas (picky eater)
The Princess and the Peas & Carrots (picky eater)

Puss ‘n Boots
Dog in Boots
Puss in Cowboy Boots (American West)

Falling for Rapunzel
Petrosinella: a Neapolitan Rapunzel (Italy)
Rapunzel (Africa)
Rapunzel a Groovy Fairy Tale
RAPunzel a Happenin Rap
Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarves
Rapunzel the One With All the Hair
Rapunzel’s Revenge
Sugar Cane : a Caribbean Rapunzel

Little Red Riding Hood
Auntie Tiger (China)
Betsy Red Hoodie
Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten! (Wolf)
Into the Forest (Boy)
Isabel and the Hungry Coyote (Desert)
Little Red a Fizzingly Good Yarn
Little Red Hot
Lon Po Po: a Red Riding Hood Story from China
Petite Rouge : a Cajun Red Riding Hood
Pretty Salma : a Little Red Riding Hood story from Africa
Red Ridin in the Hood and other Cuentos
Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf
The Wolf’s Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood

The Girl Who Spun Gold (Africa)
Multiplying Menace: the Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin a Math Adventure
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem
Straw into Gold
Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter

The Shoemaker and the Elves
The Bootmaker and the Elves (American West)

Sleeping Beauty
Humphrey, Albert and the Flying Machine (Boys)
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep
Sleeping Bobby
Sleeping Bunny
Sleeping Ugly
Snoring Beauty
Waking Beauty
The Wide-Awake Princess

Snow White
Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarves
Rimonah of the Flashing Sword (Egypt)
The Seven Dwarfs
Snow in Summer, Fairest of Them All (West Virginia)
Snow White (Rabbit)

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Three Armadillies Tuff
The Three Billygoats Gruff and Mean Calypso Joe
Three Cool Kids
The Three Silly Girls Grubb

The Three Little Pigs
Big and Bad (Cats)
Hogg, Hogg and Hog (City)
The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday (Appalachia)
Tell the Truth B.B. Wolf (Wolf)
The Three Horrid Little Pigs
Three Hungry Pigs and the Wolf Who Came to Dinner
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
Three Little Cajun Pigs
The Three Little Dassies (Africa)
The Three Little Dinosaurs
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
The Three Little Gators
Three Little Javelinas (Desert)
The Three Little Rabbits: a Balkan Tale
The Three Little Tamales (Southwest)
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
The Three Pigs
The Three Pigs: Nacho, Tito, and Miguel (Southwest)
The Three Swingin’ Pigs
Watch Out for Wolfgang
Where’s the Big Bad Wolf?

Twelve Dancing Princesses
Brothers of the Knight (African-American)
The Princesses Have a Ball
Princess of Glass
Princess of the Midnight Ball
The Thirteenth Princess
The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Africa)


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  1. great website. everytime i try to look up ‘classic fairytales’ i always get the original dinsey pixar movies, which are great but rarely what im looking for. this has everything i could need when it comes to ‘brothers grimm-esk stories’. great job, love it

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