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Fairy-Tale News from Hidden Forest

By Alma Flor Ada; Leslie Tryon (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689825828, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2007

When the residents of Hidden Forest wake up and open their morning papers, they are in for a surprise.
An enormous beanstalk has mysteriously sprouted outside of Jack Blake's house, and Jack is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Pinocchio and Half-Chicken have set out on adventures of their own, and Tortoise and Hare are off to the races. Will they all find their happy endings? "Hidden Forest News" has got the scoops.
Written and laid out in newspaper format, this installment in the enchanting Hidden Forest series has received a new twist from Alma Flor Ada and Leslie Tryon. All of your favorite fairy-tale characters from "Dear Peter Rabbit"; "Yours Truly, Goldilocks"; and "With Love, Little Red Hen" are back, but this time they are hitting the presses and making headlines.

About the Author
Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and in 2014 she was honored by the Mexican government with the prestigious OHTLI Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including "Dancing Home "with Gabriel Zubizarreta, "My Name Is Maria Isabel", "Under the Royal Palms "(Pura Belpre Medal), "Where the Flame Trees Bloom", and "The Gold Coin "(Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at AlmaFlorAda.com.

Leslie Tryon is the author of the Albert books and several others for young readers. She is also the illustrator of Alma Flor Ada's "Dear Peter Rabbit" and "With Love, Little Red Hen." She lives in Carmel Valley, California.