Newfangled Fairy Tales, Book #1 (Paperback)

By Bruce Lansky

Meadowbrook Press, 9780671577049, 112pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1998

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Description

This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. King Midas is a workaholic banker who would rather play with his money than attend his son's Little League baseball games. The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. The Three Bears invade Goldy's house because their forest home is being stripped to build a super highway. A Prince refuses to marry any of the grumpy princesses who lost sleep because there were peas under their mattresses. A clever princess pays a dragon to lose a fight so she can marry the man she loves.

This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. King Midas is a workaholic banker who would rather play with his money than attend his son's Little League baseball games. The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. The Three Bears invade Goldy's house because their forest home is being stripped to build a super highway. A Prince refuses to marry any of the grumpy princesses who lost sleep because there were peas under their mattresses. A clever princess pays a dragon to lose a fight so she can marry the man she loves.


About the Author

Bruce Lansky, the creator of this series and author of the story "Princess and the Pea" is also the creator and editor of the Girls to the Rescue series and the Can You Solve the Mysteries series. He is also a best-selling children's poet. His poetry anthologies include No More Homework! No More Tests! and Rolling in the Aisles.
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