Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Grimmtastic Girls Series #2)

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Red Riding Hood might have a terrible sense of direction, but her grimmtastic friends are always there to help!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia...

Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she's great at it--too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when ...

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Overview


Red Riding Hood might have a terrible sense of direction, but her grimmtastic friends are always there to help!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia...

Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she's great at it--too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what's going on!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Grimmlandia is a small country created by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm to protect fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters from the E.V.I.L. Society (Exceptional Villains in Literature ). Young Red Riding Hood has failed her audition for the Academy’s play Red Robin Hood but she is not afraid to protect Grimmlandia. With the help of her BFFs Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel and her magic basket she embarks on an adventure to the Neverwood Forest to find the Enchantress whom they hope will lead them to the treasure which will be used to save the Academy. Using a “mapestry” as a guide they come across a small cottage with an elderly grandmother who resembles a wolf. Could that wolf be Red’s nemesis Prince Wolfgang, a shape-shifter? It is up to Red to untangle the mystery and sort out just whom to trust. The predictable, banal story borrows heavily from the Harry Potter style with the school, housing, classes in spells and even their own game called masketball. There are many plays on the name Grimm by creating words like grimmensely, grimmazing, grimmighty and grimmillion but while they start out as imaginative they quickly become tiresome. Readers may be disappointed that the mystery is never resolved but the characters hint that there still is a treasure to be found and E.V.I.L must be foiled. Can you say next installment? A few illustrations to break up 182 page narrative would have been beneficial. It is off-putting that classic fairy tale characters have been reduced to the mundane. Pass on this one and look for something with more substance. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey; Ages 8 to 10.
School Library Journal
06/01/2014
Gr 3–5—The authors of the "Goddess Girls" series (S. & S.) take on the leading ladies made famous by the Brothers Grimm. The books feature a diverse cast and give the fairy tales modern makeovers. In Cinderella, new girl Cinda teams up with her friends Red, Snow, and Rapunzel to save Prince Awesome's ball from her stepsisters' treachery. In Red Riding Hood, the title character battles stage fright while trying out for the school play but might have to put her acting skills to work when she confronts the possibly villainous Wolfgang in the Neverwood forest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545519847
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Series: Grimmtastic Girls Series , #2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 127,175
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Holub

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated more than 130 children's books. With Suzanne Williams she is the author of the popular Goddess Girls, Heroes in Training, and Grimmtastic Girls series. She lives in Raleigh, N.C. and can be found at www.joanholub.com.

Suzanne Williams is the author of nearly 40 books for children, including the award-winning picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg) and the popular Goddess Girls series and Heroes in Training series, both co-authored with Joan Holub. For more about Suzanne and her books, visit www.suzanne-williams.com.

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  • Posted March 25, 2014

    Title: Grimmtastic Girls Book 2: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost Autho

    Title: Grimmtastic Girls Book 2: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost
    Author: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
    Publisher: Scholastic Inc
    Published: 3-25-2014
    ISBN: 10-0545519845
    ISBN-13-978-0545519847
    E-Book ASIN: B00G5N4RTG
    Pages: 192
    Genre: Children's Literature
    Tags: Fantasy, Myth
    Overall Rating: Excellent


    Little Red Riding Hood was not really in the forest to visit Grandma, The truth is she, like myself can get lost on her was to her own bathroom. Red, bless her heart wants to be in the school play, imagining herself to one day being a great actress of great renown. Unfortunately she suffers from stage fright. While out walking in Neverwood Forest she become hopelessly lost and comes across Wolfgang. Thinking he may be part of E.V.I.L. that is threatening Grimm Academy, Red must put on the acting job of her life and make use of her magic basket to find out if he is. Does she have the talent to carry it off or will Wolfgang see through her?


    The second book in the series is a fantastic as the first and enjoyed as well. My niece and I both enjoyed this story. Proving whether you are seven or fifty there is a child in all of us who enjoy reading fairy tales. I have read the older version we all grew up with and passed them on to my nieces and nephews, but we all agree that Grimmtastic Girls are even better. With a more modern twist on the scenes and names young readers today can identify more with the characters. I am looking forward to reading more about Red's friends Snow and Rapunzel in future stories.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2014

    One of the best books EVER!!! If you like Ever After High, you w

    One of the best books EVER!!! If you like Ever After High, you will like this! This book is especially laugh out loud funny and even better than the Ever After High series! This is my sister and I's favorite of the first two books in this series, but we highly recommend the first one too!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    So good.....

    This book is awsume my friend has the first and second book but she is in the middle of the second book so i cant read it but the first one is conected to this one and all the other ones so you would have to read them in order

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    The magical adventure continues in the second Grimmtastic Girls

    The magical adventure continues in the second Grimmtastic Girls book. In Red Riding Hood Gets Lost, Red and her friends follow the mapestry into the enchanted forest in search of treasure. But when Red gets lost and bumps into Wolfgang, she isn't sure whether or not to trust him.

    The characters each have quirks and personalities that make them unique. The mysterious Wolfgang is an especially interesting character in this book. For most of the story, neither the characters nor the reader can be certain if Wolfgang is a good guy—or a charming bad guy.

    This is a fun, lighthearted series about the characters from the Grimm fairy tales and nursery rhymes. They have all come to Grimm Academy for protection from the E.V.I.L. Society. These books should be read in order, since there is an overarching plot that connects all the books together.

    Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams have brought a delightful new series to the middle grade market. These books are fun, full of friendship, and even have a splash of age appropriate romance.

    Content: clean

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Good book A ggood book

    I love this book it has so much stufff.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

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    I read Red Riding Hood Gets Lost, the Second in the Grimmtastic

    I read Red Riding Hood Gets Lost, the Second in the Grimmtastic Girls series and I thought it was pretty cool. The book was about Red escaping from the lair and in the end, saving the day. The adventure she went on and how she escaped was really awesome. I don’t know anyone else who has a magic basket - sure wish I had one so I could pull anything I want out of it whenever I wanted! That would be so awesome! Wolfgang would help her then zoom away which I thought was kind of weird. I loved how when Red was onstage auditioning to be Red Riding Hood, she forgot her lines and had stage fright just like a real person might have. Then she got scared and fell down to the floor and curled up into a ball. The weirdest part was that the director of the play was - are you ready for this? – A Bee. Of course, the funniest part was when Red accidentally kept swatting the director. Lol

    The thing I got from the story really was don’t trust strangers. You know, really they can be anybody so think, use your brain and don’t go places you know you shouldn’t.

    I think girls about 10-12 would really like this story but hey, that’s just me. The book was really fun to read because of all of the action and excitement. I would like to read more from the authors so Ladies, thank you and I really liked your book!


    Rating: 4 Stars****

    Disclaimer: We received these books in exchange for our honest and unbiased review. All opinions are our own and no further compensation was received.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    I am here to admit, I love Ms. Holub¿s and Ms. William¿s Series

    I am here to admit, I love Ms. Holub’s and Ms. William’s Series The “Goddess Girls” and when I saw the chance to get to review their newest series “The Grimmtastic Girls” I jumped at it. Plus, I think a lot of boys enjoy reading books that are kind of written for girls anyway and I say there’s nothing wrong with that!

    This is a great series, and I love the concept of fractured fairy tales in an early MG book. ;) I love that the teachers come from many fairy-tales – Mrs. Jabberwocky, Mr. Hump-Dumpty, etc. Kids will love to recognize the names and fairy tales they come from. In the second book of this series, Red has a problem with stage fright and has to deal with and tries to overcome it. In the second book we get to know more about the characters and also the mysterious E.V.I.L. Society. These books are great for young advanced readers and MG kids looking for a fun story.
    *NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2014

    The plot thickens in this second book! We¿re back at Grimm Acad

    The plot thickens in this second book!
    We’re back at Grimm Academy and Red just froze on stage. All she ever wanted to do was be an actor, but maybe she’s good at something else.

    Certainly not good at finding her way. When Red and her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel try to find a treasure in Neverwood forest, Red loses her way.

    Will she run into the big bad wolf before she can find her way out?

    The first book in this series, Cinderella Stays Late, introduces you to these young friends and reveals the academy in all its spendor. There’s also a secret EVIL society emerging.

    In this second book you get more involved with these girls, the mystery of who’s good or bad deepens, and it’s told from Red’s point of view.

    There’s some puppy love going on too. Prince Wolfgang likes to tease Red by calling her by different versions of the color, like crimson and scarlet. Once she sees past this annoying habit, she sees a really cute boy.

    I’m really becoming attached to these characters and I’m curious who will be starring in the next Grimmtastic book. There’s still Snow and Rapunzel and many more to get to know.

    A tisket, a tasket, what’s next in these author’s baskets?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    I was lucky enough to read the first and second books right in a

    I was lucky enough to read the first and second books right in a row and I must say I fell in love on the first few pages of the first book! I may be 37 years old but I love fairy tales and mythology and magical things and this series has it all :) The setting of the books reminded me of the Harry Potter novels which are a favorite series of mine. What I liked about these books though was that each book centers on a different character even though the others are still there :) Red Riding Hood was one of my favorite stories as a child so this book especially was great for me!

    I enjoyed the way the authors completely immerse the reader in the "life" of Grimmlandia and came up with their own slang and sayings to match it! Red is a great character, again much better than the old princesses and heroines who have no character or personality outside of the world they make with their princes.

    I just love to see the names the authors come up with to use that still encompass the "old" versions of the fairy tales but also breathe new life into them. Red, Wolfgang, Cinda - they are all modernized versions :) I would be proud for children to read these books, I truly believe they will be a huge hit in the genre of childrens books! I laughed a lot when reading these - especially the part about "Red" being someone who gets lost all the time! Just another example of the play on the old fairy tales and her getting lost in the forest and comes across the Big Bad Wolf :)

    By the end of this book I am DYING to know who is really a part of the E.V.I.L. society so now I can't wait until the next books in the series to find out more :)

    All in all I would say this series thus far is GRIMMTASTIC!!!!!

    **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review***

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2014

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      The Grimmtastic books for older elementary age or pre-teen age

      The Grimmtastic books for older elementary age or pre-teen age girls are such fun!
    In this story, Red tries very hard to prepare for the audition for the school play.
    When it is her turn, things do not go as planned.

    Meanwhile, Red and her friends are trying to discover the secret of "the map"! It gets a
    little frightening to venture out.

    The adventure, intrigue, mystery, humor and romance in this sequel is captivating! 
    This book is even better than the first one!

    The title and the book cover were very creative and fit the tale well. The colorful,
    eye-catching cover told it all!

    One could feel the personalities of the characters and almost visualize the background scenes.
    This deserves a full Four and a Half Stars rating.

    *This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review, of which I have given.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Awesoome sauce

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 30, 2014

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