Once Upon A Story You've Always Been Told - Julie Sype

Once Upon A Story You've Always Been Told

By Julie Sype

  • Release Date: 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 4.5
From 66 Ratings


A Fairytale Re-formed

When our princess is captured by a witch and held captive in a tower far from her comforts and kingdom, naturally a prince is sent to save her.


The princess has just interrupted this blurb to let us know that…

“She’s not looking for a rescue - but a freedom!”

So, throw off your ideas of predictable romance and classical endings, and follow a little princess on her courageous adventure of curiosity, acceptance and bliss.

This book reminds us that when imagery and lore become ubiquitous they present the danger to inoculate.

An inclusive, refreshing journey to the heart of innocent desire. The pure, unabashed, irrevocable force of love.


  • Well done Julie and Mark!

    By Shannon!!/$/&:
    This book is sweet, funny and thoughtful. It’s a great read for adults tired of the same ol and an excellent way to start a new grassroots conversation. Highly recommend!
  • I am going to tell everyone about this.

    By tinyorch1d
    I loved this little book and I can’t wait to read it to my nephew. It had a really great message. Also the illustrations are wonderful.
  • Horrible

    By Dani7912345
    I can’t believe this book. From the looks of it the princess will be saving herself don’t be fooled
  • Loved it

    By Erickabaybeeex333
    Very unique
  • Pure gold.

    By jmae2020
    This book honestly means the world to me. Thank you to the author and illustrator.

    By Brianna LeSueur
    This book was absolutely spectacular! The spin, on a usually heteronormative genre, was so powerful.
  • Finally!!

    By Jnelmcintosh
    Beautiful and Unique! Finally a modern day fairy tale. I would love to see a printed version too!
  • A sweet short read with delightful drawings.

    By Samihotdog
    This is such a sweet story and gives representation where needed. May every little girl and boy be able to see aspects of themselves in the stories told around them! The illustrations are quirky and adorable, the writings rhyme with delightful imperfection- such is life! I loved it. Made me smile.