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Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood

Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood

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From the New York Times bestselling author of RUMP, comes a spellbinding fairy tale featuring a brave heroine, a wild wolf, plenty of magical misadventures, and more

Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She's not afraid of anything . . . except magic. But when Red's granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.

With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves' caverns to a haunted well and a beast's castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman--two mortal enemies who seek the girls' help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . .

Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin.

Moving and filled with hope . . . the charm of Shurtliff's retelling is how she imbues the storybook tropes with vibrant humanity.--Shelf Awareness, starred review

And don't miss Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, a delightful story of family, perseverance and courage (Booklist).

Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Publisher: Yearling Books
Published: 04/04/2017
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780385755863
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.3
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 182166 / Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

About the Author
Liesl Shurtliff grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has spent many magical days and nights in the woods. For better or worse, she has never come in contact with a wolf. Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first book, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, was named to over twenty state award lists and won an IRA Children's Book Award, as well as earning a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it "as good as gold." Her second book, Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, was also a hit with both critics and kids. She lives in Chicago with her family, where she continues to spin fairy tales. Follow her on Twitter at @LieslShurtliff or visit her at LieslShurtliff.com.

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