Fairy tales with a contemporary twist for children of the present.
Twisted Tales rewrites classic fairy tales, offering lessons about love, empathy, and understanding for a world devoid of bias and stigma.
We believe that retelling well-known fairy tales provides an important familiarity to the child watching/interacting with them, something that helps them navigate the world and more effectively highlights new and unexpected narrative developments.
Little Red’s Second Encounter With the Wolf
8+ | Sexual abuse | written by Marko Pejović
Bianca, also known as Little Red Riding Hood, encountered the wolf after many years, which awakened long-buried memories. But one red wool will help her prevent the wolf from causing further trouble.
→ Listen to the tale: English / Slovene / Serbian / Croatian
Alen and The Magic Lamp
8+ | Gender norms, toxic masculinity | written by Miroslav Minić
The story of a boy who didn’t want to be a footballer, but rather a fashion designer. On his path to happiness, he will find a friend and a willingness to be who he is instead of what others want him to be.
→ Listen to the tale: English / Montenegrin / Slovene / Serbian
New Hansel and Gretel
9+ | Death and grief | written by Boris Bakal and Pavle Perković
After losing their mother, Hansel and Gretel find it very difficult to deal with their grief and to adjust to a new life with their father and his new wife. Each with their own way of coping, they find themselves in a rigorous boarding school., where they eventually learn to trust and love again.
Desiree and the Snow Queen
6+ | Down syndrome | written by Marko Pejović
Desiree, a girl with Down’s syndrome, listens to the fairy tale about the Snow Queen and thus finds the strength to fight for her friendship with a boy named Kosta.
→ Listen to the tale: Serbian
The Princess and her Frog Friend
6+ | Gender | written by Dora Vagić and Sara Božanić
A princess meets a frog and immediately agrees to be his friend. The frog never turns into a prince and despite other people’s disapproval, their friendship is stronger than any prejudice.
→ Coming soon …
6+ | Asperger’s syndrome | written by Dora Vagić and Sara Božanić
Ralph is a very smart boy with Asperger’s syndrome. He is home-schooled by a caring but very protective mother, so he is always alone and has no friends. Until one day a little girl climbs over the fence into his backyard …
→ Coming soon …