Leaping Beauty

And Other Animal Fairy Tales

By Gregory Maguire; Chris L. Demarest (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780060564193, 224pp.)

Publication Date: February 2, 2006

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Description

Once upon a time . . . nothing was as it seemed!

What if Sleeping Beauty were actually a frog princess, doomed to be Weeping Beauty forever? What if the Three Chickens had to outwit Goldifox? What if Cinder-Elephant lost her glass plate slipper? Then you'd have this hilarious collection of twisted fairy tales from the master of the absurd, Gregory Maguire!




About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the author of several best-selling adult novels, including Wicked, which was turned into a Broadway musical. His books for younger readers include the picture book Crabby Cratchitt, the novel The Good Liar, and the popular Hamlet Chronicles series. While writing Leaping Beauty, Mr. Maguire sadly became allergic to all creatures great and small. Now he lives in a house without pets, though he is the father of three happy, noisy small children to whom, at this writing, he has not yet developed allergies.




Praise For Leaping Beauty

“ … eight deeply and profoundly silly stories.…Puns, literary and political references, wordplay, and sly wisdom abound.…Dizzylingly funny.”
-Kirkus Reviews *starred review*

“Here are amusing retellings of eight familiar fairy tales with the characters as animals, … ”
-New York Times Book Review

“ … a delightful collection, sure to be popular with sophsticated readers.”
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