Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
From the New York Times bestselling author of RUMP, comes a spellbinding fairy tale featuring a brave heroine, a wild wolf, plenty of magical misadventures, and more! 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).

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Classic
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Humor

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Liesl Shurtliff takes one of the most loved fairy tale characters, LIttle Red Riding Hood, and makes her into a heroine that goes simply by the name Red.

The story follows Red and her friend Goldie (Yes, that is based on the character Goldilocks) on a quest to find a magic that will save Red's sick Granny.  There are references to many events in the traditional fairy tale, but they are told in a way that makes the stories seem entirely new.

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