Goldie and the Three Bears

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Goldie and the Three Bears

By Diane Stanley; Diane Stanley (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060000080, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

Description

In this spirited new version of "Goldilocks," we meet a determined heroine with a mind of her own. Goldie knows exactly what she likes -- and what she doesn't. Can she help it if everyone she invites over is too bossy or too boring or too snobby or too rough? What she desperately wants is a friend who is just right -- someone she can love with all her heart. Then one day, Goldie gets off the bus at the wrong stop, walks to a nearby cottage to find help, and opens the door. . .

Diane Stanley, author and illustrator of Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, once again takes an old tale and gives it a fresh spin that is funny as well as perceptive. Readers will love accompanying Goldie on her up-to-date adventure and discovering the clever, heartwarming surprise at its end.



Praise For Goldie and the Three Bears

“A charming story…goes beyond clever to also have real substance. A 24-carat selection.”
-School Library Journal (Starred review)

“Upbeat…Endearing…Fresh and funny.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Fresh and funny…Stanley’s art, so sophisticated in her biographies, is delightfully childlike here, with lots of fun in every scene.”
-ALA Booklist

“Reads like Charlotte Zolotow or Arnold Lobel of yore.”
-Horn Book Magazine