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Lies, knives and girls in red dresses

Author: Ronald Koertge; Andrea Dezsö
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Free-verse reveals true stories behind well-known fairy tales, some reset in modern times, as a strung-out match girl sells CDs to drug users, Little Red Riding Hood admits that she wanted to know what it is like to be swallowed whole, and Cinderella's stepsisters are duped.
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Genre/Form: Novels in verse
Fairy tales
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Koertge; Andrea Dezsö
ISBN: 9780763644062 0763644064
OCLC Number: 758389107
Description: 87 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The stepsisters --
Rapunzel: a story in five parts --
Thumbelina: the mole's story --
The little match girl --
Bearskin --
Twelve dancing princesses --
Memoirs of the beast --
Hansel and Gretel --
Godfather death --
The ugly duckling --
Diamonds and toads --
The frog prince --
The emperor's new clothes: an afterword --
The robber bridegroom --
Rumpelstiltskin --
The little, small, wee bear --
Bluebeard --
Little thumb --
Red Riding Hood, Home at last, Tells her mother what happened --
East of the sun and west of the moon --
The princess and the pea: a monologue --
The ogre queen --
Wolf.
Other Titles: Lies, knives & girls in red dresses
Responsibility: Ron Koertge ; illustrated by Andrea Dezsö.
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Free-verse reveals true stories behind well-known fairy tales, some reset in modern times, as a strung-out match girl sells CDs to drug users, Little Red Riding Hood admits that she wanted to know what it is like to be swallowed whole, and Cinderella's stepsisters are duped.

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A Twist to the old tale

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2013-04-05) Good Permalink

This one is wickedly delicious! The 23 stories in this book return the morality to fairy tales in a twisted and subversive way. Good guy/gals are really the bad characters in the tale and sometimes there isn't a happily ever after, just an Ever After. These would make great read-alouds but I'm not...
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