Into the Woods [NOOK Book]

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Storm, Aurora, and Anything Eden live in a decaying mansion on the edge of the wilds with their erstwhile father and indolent mother. When an accident leaves them orphaned and at the mercy of the sinister Dr. DeWilde, these three courageous and eccentric sisters are forced to flee into the woods, where they encounter kidnappers, sweet-filled orphanages, mountains of ice, diamond mines, and some ravenously hungry wolves.

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Overview

Storm, Aurora, and Anything Eden live in a decaying mansion on the edge of the wilds with their erstwhile father and indolent mother. When an accident leaves them orphaned and at the mercy of the sinister Dr. DeWilde, these three courageous and eccentric sisters are forced to flee into the woods, where they encounter kidnappers, sweet-filled orphanages, mountains of ice, diamond mines, and some ravenously hungry wolves.

Taking inspiration from numerous fairytales and weaving them into a wholly original story, Into the Woods is a whirlwind of a novel, full of imaginative happenings and dastardly deeds.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

First-time novelist Gardner reinvents the Pied Piper story, imbuing it with plenty of charm. Storm lives with her parents, absent-minded dreamers who "had simply used up all their love on each other and had none left to spare for her." Older sister Aurora is the de facto head of the house and they are soon joined by baby sister Any (short for Anything). On her deathbed, Storm's mother gives her a tin pipe, with an admonition to "use it wisely and only if you have desperate need." Meanwhile, the villagers are fed up with a profusion of rats, and a sinister man named Dr. DeWilde is called in to solve the problem. Before long, Dr. DeWilde shows up at the girls' house-where they now live alone, their father having fled the scene-demanding the pipe, which Storm refuses to relinquish. The girls escape into the woods where a series of misadventures separates them from Any; they learn that their sister is being taken to Piper's Peak, where children "become slaves in the Piper's kingdom." As the girls attempt to rescue Any, Storm learns the pipe's real value, and the doom it would spell should it fall into the evil doctor's hands. Gardner has crafted a fast-paced and entertaining adventure filled with cheeky humor and wordplay; even if the book's playful tone precludes the possibility of a dread ending, it's a blast of a journey. Ages 8-12. (June)

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School Library Journal

Gr 5-9
This gothic, wildly adventurous romp through the dream country of fairy tales celebrates the power of sisterhood. The Eden girls-beautiful, domestic Aurora; bold, reckless Storm; and baby Any-live at Eden End, a dilapidated estate near a rat-infested village in a setting that vaguely resembles rural Victorian England. On her deathbed, their mother bequeaths Storm a pipe, whispering "Beware of its terrible power." A year later, their grief-stricken father departs on a mysterious expedition, leaving a note that warns Aurora to be careful on her 16th birthday. Enter the mysterious, evil Dr. DeWilde. He wants the pipe. He and his ravenous wolves chase the sisters from their home and pursue them across a landscape familiar to readers of European myths, fairy tales, and fantasy. Elements of "The Pied Piper of Hamlin," "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Snow Queen," and many other tales figure in the story. The breathless plot, which pulls readers into an escalating series of dangerous situations, hairbreadth escapes, bitter defeats, and surprising triumphs, is grounded in the realistic personalities of the sisters. As their relationship develops, they appeal to readers as much for their flaws as their strengths. Grey's black-and-white illustrations, interspersed with the text, advance the action. A descendant of Joan Aiken's The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Doubleday, 1963) and its sequels, this book is distinguished by a strong, descriptive style. It should have wide appeal as a family read-aloud or absorbing read-alone.
—Margaret A. ChangCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Bursting with flavor and good humor, this single long, lovely fairy tale bows to an abundance of classic tales while keeping everything fresh. Storm, champion maker of fireworks, and older sister Aurora, housekeeper extraordinaire and baker of madeleines, watch their useless parents disappear quickly (natch). Mother dies giving birth to verbally precocious baby Anything, and father wanders away in grief. The three sisters are a sweet household until lupine Dr. DeWilde comes seeking the small magical pipe that mother bequeathed to Storm. Frantically escaping, the sisters scramble through woods, enchanted towns, a candy-house orphanage, cottages, castles, ice fields and a mountain of slavery. Grey's black-and-white drawings perfectly complement Gardner's playful textual winks-both honor a cornucopia of archetypal tales, blatantly and subtly. The sisters' story is a fairy tale itself, yet Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel and The Pied Piper are also old books that characters read. It works because Gardner anchors everything warmly in Storm, who's wonderfully genuine and full of resourcefulness. Delightful. (Fantasy. 8-11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307496218
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/24/2008
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 133,836
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Lyn Gardner is a theater critic for The Guardian and goes to the theater five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Prior to joining The Guardian, she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called Sludge, wrote for The Independent, and helped found the London listings magazine, City Limits, the largest publishing co-op in Europe.

Mini Grey's last picture book, Traction Man Is Here!, won the 2005 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and received five starred reviews.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Trust me!

    Thiis book is amazing. The second one is even better! Please read it! Its not just for girls. Theres blood and in the second one oooooooh!!!! I dont want to spoil it! Happy reading!

    Lover of logan lerman emma watson and percy jackson!!!!!!!!!!"""

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Awesome fairytale!!

    I just loved this book!! It so awesomely combines loads of different fairytales in ways i never would have even imagined!! Full if twists, turns and surprises, there are no slow parts for you to get bored with. You'll love it!! Read it RIGHT NOW!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2015

    *****

    Fun read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    TMS

    Really good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Я|Reflections♦

    Great! Love it! -&#1071|Reflections&#9830

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    CHARCTER APLICATION

    Name: Poop thats all u need to know bye

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Portal ✧

    .O. OH NOOOOOO!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Apps

    Waterwhisker
    Shrewpelt
    Owlheart
    Foxtail
    Dappledleaf
    Moonstar
    Oakleaf
    Firepool
    Dovecall

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Emerald ♢

    I wasn't expecting that, great job!
    <p>(It's fine, I totally get it.)
    <p>-Emerald Rebel &#9830

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Into the Woods- Chapter 2

    FawnTail waited, and waited. "Crimson, there are supposed to be three kits. I only have one." CrimsonLeaf shifted her paws, and looked down. "Fawn, sometimes, there are complications. I- I'm sorry." The she cat mewed, bowing her head. "But you still have this little kit, and she deserves a name." FawnTail nodded, a smile forming on her face as she licked the sleeping kit gently. "Her name will be Snowkit." FawnTail murmured happily.
    <p>
    Back at camp, WindClan was winning, making a large impact in BlazeClan's numbers. However, one young BlazeClan pair snuck off, eager to find the den of kits and queens. "C'mon, RoseShade. Hurry up. Before we know it, the battle will be over, and we'll have nothing." RoseShade laughed at her mate, FireSpark. "Hah. I'll bet that we get back soon, and no one will notice us gone." With that, the two cats scurried up the rocks, towards a familiar cavern.
    <p>
    CrimsonLeaf and the others waited, for a sign that the attack was over. As the boulder blocking the entrance began to quake, Crimson was more than ready to leave. All of a sudden, two dark colored BlazeClan cats streaked in, snarls etched on their faces. The female pounced, and grabbed the newborn Snowkit, a smirk on her face. "Thank you so much for your gratitude and kindness, but we've got to go." She murmured, turning and streaking off. Her mate laughed, bolting out of the cavern, and leaving no trace of their visit. "Crimson!" FawnTail wailed, jumping up. "We have to save her! Please!" Crimson grimly shook her head. "We can't follow them, it'll cause more harm than good. SparrowStar will most likely lead a raid, and I promise we'll get Snowkit back." FawnTail collapsed on the ground, sobs wracking her body.
    <p>
    After long hours of waiting, the cats finally made their way back to camp, FawnTail running as fast as she could down the mountain."Ash!" Fawn yowled, collapsing into a pile at her mate's feet. The entire clan, including a minorly scraped up SparrowStar, gathered around her. "The kit. Oh, she was so, so beautifulm her name was Snowkit," Fawn sobbed, continuing. "Two BlazeClan cats stole her, and they have her now." AshWisp's body tensed, as he looked down at his devastated mate. "I will find whoever did this. I will kill them." He growled, his eyes hard. SparrowStar stepped up. "Now, AshWisp. Let's not be rash, now. We need cats patroling the border. And soon, when everyone is healed, we will fight. And we will get your kit back. I promise, if it's the last thing I do." SparrowStar swore, bowing her head.
    ((I apologize for not using anyone's character in this chapter, but I kind of already had this plotted out in my head. Merci!))
    <br>
    ~Galaxy &starf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Mysterious man

    When first i appear i seem delerious but when explained im nothing serious

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Forestclan rules!

    Obey the leader at ALL costs. No godmodding. And most importantly, have fun!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Amber

    I only got to chapter11but iovethis book lol so mucch excitment and i think others will like it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Will you venture Into The Woods?

    Just read it! Whimsical adventure with a touch of mystery. You won't be sorry you read it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Best book ever!!

    The best book yet a little intense though but still the best book i hope there is a whole series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Great.

    I think I've read this book about a million times... I love it so much!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    One of the few vooks worth the price

    It's interesting and holds your attention even after the third read. Definately recommeded, even for those who say they're too old for this kind of fiction.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Highly underrated!

    Into the Woods is a story in the spirit of the Pied Piper. Storm Eden and Aurora Eden have to fight to get their sister back, and a mysterious pipe that their mother gave to them. It was a brilliant book worthy of so many awards, and I feel bad that this book didn't get the recognition it deserved. A book filled with mystery, intrigue, and even some action, Into the Woods is a coming of age-esque book definitely worth your time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2011

    Great!!!

    This was an amazing book that has many surprises. There are many twists from different stories and movies in this book that will keep you thinking. If you are not a reader, you will be surprised at how quickly you will finish this book. You will be sad when it is over and want to read more! This book is a MUST read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2008

    awsum book

    i am currently reading into the woods and it is great it is such a good story!

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