Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales (Paperback)

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Description


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!

About the Author


Gregory Maguire is the author of several best-selling adult novels, including Wicked, which was turned into a Broadway musical. His books for younger readers include the picture book Crabby Cratchitt, the novel The Good Liar, and the popular Hamlet Chronicles series. While writing Leaping Beauty, Mr. Maguire sadly became allergic to all creatures great and small. Now he lives in a house without pets, though he is the father of three happy, noisy small children to whom, at this writing, he has not yet developed allergies.

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

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060564199
ISBN-13: 9780060564193
Published: HarperCollins, 02/02/2006
Pages: 224
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade