Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

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Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales by Gregory Maguire, Chris Demarest

Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairy tales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliant, funny, and nationally best-selling author of the adult novel Wicked as well as the hilarious middle-grade series The Hamlet Chronicles.

Zany animals of all species run through these fractured tales with alarming speed and dexterity. Who would have thought that the ageless, exquisite Cinderella could be recast as the silly story of an enormous yet lovable elephant who plods along to the ball with glass pie plates on her feet; or that Sleeping Beauty, that most regal of all fairy tales, could be twisted into the story of a frog with a most unusual and promising dance career? Get ready to meet a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp, seven giant giraffes, and one very bad walrus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060735906
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/10/2004
Edition description: Unabridged, 3 CDs, 3 hrs.
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 5.02(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

Hometown:

Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

June 9, 1954

Place of Birth:

Albany, New York

Education:

B.A., SUNY at Albany, 1976; M.A., Simmons College, 1978; Ph.D., Tufts University, 1990

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Leaping Beauty 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enyoyed reading the adapted chidhood stories. None of them were very long, and the interpretations had a nice little twist to them.
Hill_Ravens More than 1 year ago
Another collection of Gregory Maguire's short stories centered around nursery rhymes and stories. A delightful, fun, quick read. Most of the stories are only a few pages long, with silly pictures added throughout. A refreshing trip back into the memory of child hood stories and how things might have been if told in an untraditional manner. It is hard to pick a favorite, each story has it's own special fun moment. The line up consists of a twist to sleeping beauty, the three little pigs, Goldie locks, Hansel and Gretel (this one was cool), Snow White (my least favorite but still good), Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Rumplestilskin. recommend for a truly light, fluffy read. B+
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fabulous if you love retold fairy tales
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the different stories always left me smiling or thinking how good it was. I just loved these small stories and reccomend them to anyone who needs a good short read.
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Is this book part of a series or is it one book with lots of short stories in it?
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I could not get into this book. It was way to political and it was hard to continue reading when I got to about chapter 4. I got bored basically. But the story sounded awesome. It just...didn't carry me.
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