Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales by Gregory Maguire Online

Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

  • Title: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales
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  • ISBN : 9780060564193
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 224 pages

Once upon a time nothing was as it seemed What if Sleeping Beauty were actually a frog princess, doomed to be Weeping Beauty forever What if the Three Chickens had to outwit Goldifox What if Cinder Elephant lost her glass plate slipper Then you d have this hilarious collection of twisted fairy tales from the master of the absurd, Gregory Maguire

Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children

Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales Reviews (31)

  • Don t bother This book is pretty lame The alterations Maguire makes to the stories is based primarily on punning the titles These stories have zero depth If you like his work, reread Stepsister or Wicked instead. [..]

  • I read the version of Rumplestiltskin in this book It was an altered version in which the miller s daughter is a sheep, named Beauty, who wants to be an actress She is asked to spin gold in order for the king stag to make money to produce movies Rumpelstiltskin appears as a snake and although he can [..]

  • I listened to the audiobook version While hearing different voices for each character was entertaining, I missed having pictures to accompany the story I had a difficult time following the story just by listening to it. [..]

  • Listened to this as a book on tape for a long run and recommended it to a really homey looking burb housewife at the dog park with her two kids as a good family road trip listen The author translates the same grisly undertones of classic fairy tales into the survival of the fittest setting of the an [..]

  • I have really liked all of the adult Gregory Maguire books that retell childhood fairy tales that I have read I was really looking forward to this book as another witty retelling of common takes, albeit from a children s perspective I found myself completely unengrossed in this book The short tales [..]

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