Newfangled Fairy Tales, Book #1: Classic Stories with a Funny Twist

Newfangled Fairy Tales, Book #1: Classic Stories with a Funny Twist

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by Bruce Lansky
     
 

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This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. King Midas is a workaholic banker who would rather play with his money than attend his son's Little League baseball games. The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. The Three Bears invade

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This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. King Midas is a workaholic banker who would rather play with his money than attend his son's Little League baseball games. The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. The Three Bears invade Goldy's house because their forest home is being stripped to build a super highway. A Prince refuses to marry any of the grumpy princesses who lost sleep because there were peas under their mattresses. A clever princess pays a dragon to lose a fight so she can marry the man she loves.

This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. King Midas is a workaholic banker who would rather play with his money than attend his son's Little League baseball games. The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. The Three Bears invade Goldy's house because their forest home is being stripped to build a super highway. A Prince refuses to marry any of the grumpy princesses who lost sleep because there were peas under their mattresses. A clever princess pays a dragon to lose a fight so she can marry the man she loves.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Here is a new generation of fairy tales to make children laugh, not hide under the covers." —Stephen Mooser, author of Young Marion's Adventures in Sherwood Forrest

"Recommended." —Publishers Weekly

"The dialogue is cool, the farce is wild, and kids will appreciate how the damsels in distress make their own happy endings". —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671577049
Publisher:
Meadowbrook
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 13 Years

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Newfangled Fairy Tales


By Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook Press

Copyright © 1998 Bruce Lansky
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780671577049


Broom

Tony Johnston

I am the trusted consort
of floors, accomplice
of water and swash,
confidant of corners
where skulks shifty, fugitive
trash.
I am blunt whisker,
ghost-voiced shadow-sweeper
(suspicious of the dark),
collector of exquisite
scraps,
confessor to expiring
flies,
seeker-of-the-lost,
keeper-of-the-uncherished,
the crushed.
I share the deepest secrets
of the dust.



Continues...

Excerpted from Newfangled Fairy Tales by Bruce Lansky Copyright © 1998 by Bruce Lansky. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Meet the Author

Bruce Lansky, the creator of this series and author of the story "Princess and the Pea" is also the creator and editor of the Girls to the Rescue series and the Can You Solve the Mysteries series. He is also a best-selling children's poet. His poetry anthologies include No More Homework! No More Tests! and Rolling in the Aisles.

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Newfangled Fairy Tales, Book #1: Classic Stories with a Funny Twist 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is ur nookbooklook.This is a perfect fairy tale with a strange yet funny and perfect twist. It is not like the usual classic simple book that we read again again it is FREE. Please get it. This is your nook book look that will be coming out every week on mostly free nook books by gadget girl.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A collection of fairy tales isn't that different from another, but in this book, these tales have a certain twist to them. Some are modernized, others change the gender of the hero/heroine, some tell a take on a classic story of what really happened, some are completely new. Anybody who like fairy tales, or even just remembers them from childhood, would enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little miss hill
PDCutting More than 1 year ago
I couldn't believe how fairytales could be manipulated in this way until I read these stories. If you don't mind if your childhood fairytales are not exactly like you are accustomed to you will get a laugh out of these, I suggest a sense of humor is required for reading them. Book #2 is also necessary to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to read classic fairy tales with an interesting twist. If you do too you should try the Whatever After series by Sarah Mylownski and Leaping Beauty by Gregory Maguire. I am thinking about buying this book but I am not sure if it is long enough to be worth my money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finally found it!!! Oh sorry. I forgot that I'm typing everything right now. So.......... I'm glad that I found this book????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A funny twist to classic stories.
Cymara More than 1 year ago
My daughter thought it was super funny! And I did too! I am glad their is a funny twist to these stories my daughter was affraid of the little red idling hood because of the wolf but this made her think it was funny and not scary! Definetly would recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so funny! I love the twist on the classic fairy tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How is THAT helpful? But, this seems like a good book, so i say get it. Poor bruce deserves it, right? Traveling the world for tales to twist, actually twisting them, stuff like that. I can imagine the poor guy with his face in his hands at night, a single lamp illuminating his laptop. He has no idea what to write. I say get it. I may get it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thesee wolves r poor so they need food