Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses

Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763644062
0763644064
Branch Call Number: YF KOERT-R
Characteristics: 87 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dezso, Andrea - Illustrator

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BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

NYPL Staff Picks
Fairy tales retold and reimagined in a series of dark poems.
- Andrea Lipinski

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Piparkukas
Jul 02, 2013

Clever. Witty. The illustration is fantastic too. A quick read too.

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jennybeast
Aug 21, 2012

Eh. If you’re looking for really thought provoking poetic twists on fairy tale stories, go find Anne Sexton’s Transformations. This one’s contemporary, and a really fast read, but the best thing about the book is the title. I suppose if you've got reluctant readers, it might be a decent choice, but it just feels like something dumbed down for teen readers.

_hollister_ Aug 06, 2012

its a good idea, but i dont think that these stories are the best.

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