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...?xcept 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).
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"Shurtliff's fairy-tale retellings (JACK, RUMP) give narrators a fine challenge, and Tara Sands fully takes this one on. When Red's grandmother becomes gravely ill, she heads out on a quest to find the strongest magic, eternal life, to save her. While Red's personality is determined and sassy, Goldie, her unexpected and initially unwelcome companion, overflows with an infectious innocence as she babbles every thought that pops into her head. Sands executes this contrast perfectly. The various other storybook characters are also well done, giving the production both depth and whimsy. The disdainful tone of their dwarf guide, the wistful howls of Red's wolf friend, and the huntsman's raspy voice--so edged in malice that your hair will curl--will win listeners of all ages. M.F.T. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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