Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

by Liesl Shurtliff


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From the New York Times bestselling author of RUMP, comes a spellbinding fairy tale featuring a brave heroine, a wild wolf, plenty of magical misadventures, and more!

Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything . . . except magic. But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.
With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . .
Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin.

"Moving and filled with hope . . . the charm of Shurtliff's retelling is how she imbues the storybook tropes with vibrant humanity."—Shelf Awareness, starred review

And don't miss Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, "a delightful story of family, perseverance and courage" (Booklist).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385755832
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 320,597
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Liesl Shurtliff grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has spent many magical days and nights in the woods. For better or worse, she has never come in contact with a wolf. Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first book, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, was named to over twenty state award lists and won an IRA Children’s Book Award, as well as earning a starred review from Kirkus,proclaiming it “as good as gold.” Her second book, Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, was also a hit with both critics and kids. She lives in Chicago with her family, where she continues to spin fairy tales. Follow her on Twitter at @LieslShurtliff or visit her at

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CHAPTER ONE Magical Mistakes

Excerpted from "Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood"
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Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have "Red" Rumpp and Jack and i feel like this one was much better. I sure do hope the author does Goldie the true story of Goldie Lox!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far l love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent gotten this book yet but i might... Tell me what you think of it. Is it... great, good or bad please comment to Lillyheart. Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading Red because It was well set up. I loved all the twists and turns and the lesson(s) Red learned. Putting fairy tales inside the was fun. Red is a great caracter becuase she wasn't all that perfect. Goldie was an intresting side kick for Red that I really injoyed. All the caracters Red met helped her grow stronger. The best part about it is it shows readers magic is not allways a good thing. This book is on my favorite list now.
catloverAD More than 1 year ago
Liesl Shurtliff has spread out an exciting adventure for Red and her friend Goldie. With twists from the original fairy tale I know, she is magical and although brave, she is afraid to use her magic. Red is in fear that her Grandmother is going to die and will do anything it takes to save her. But during her search for items that may save her Grandmother, she learns a few lessons about life. I found this to be an exciting adventure. This is the first book I have read in this series, but I am now adding the other two (Rump & Jack) to my list to add to my home library. Reviewed through NetGalley for an independant, honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So interesting