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Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

“ … 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: 9780060564193
ISBN-10: 0060564199
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Publication Date: February 21st, 2006
Pages: 197
Language: English