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Red

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Red

The True Story of Red Riding Hood

By Liesl Shurtliff

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385755832, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

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Beauty and the Beast fans: satisfy your fairy tale cravings with the New York Times bestseller RED, a spellbinding adventure that features a brave heroine, plenty of pixies, a beast like no other, and a beauty too
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.
-Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all - -- Chris Grabenstein, New York Times Bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
-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).


About the Author
Liesl 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 three books, Rump, Jack and Red are all New York Times bestsellers and Rump was named to over two dozen state award lists and won an ILA Children's Book Award. She lives in Chicago with her family, where she continues to spin fairy tales. Visit her at lieslshurtliff.com
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