Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales (Paperback)

And Other Animal Fairy Tales

By Gregory Maguire, Chris L. Demarest (Illustrator)

HarperTrophy, 9780060564193, 197pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2006



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.

Praise For Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

“ … 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.”
-ALA Booklist