Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird (Magic Carpet Books)
Welcome to the fairy-tale world where Hansel and Gretel are horrible children who deserve to be baked and where Beauty is dismayed when her beloved Beast turns human. In the realm of the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird, when the sky really does fall, Chicken Little becomes the leader of a... show more
Welcome to the fairy-tale world where Hansel and Gretel are horrible children who deserve to be baked and where Beauty is dismayed when her beloved Beast turns human. In the realm of the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird, when the sky really does fall, Chicken Little becomes the leader of a religious movement, gets her own TV show, collects millions of dollars to build a theme park, and then makes off with the money.These tongue-in-cheek interpretations of more than a dozen favorite fairy tales will have readers in stitches.
Publish date: August 1st 2005
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Grade: 5th Reading Level: 920L This collection of fairy tales is great from Rapunzel to Cinderella. The Grimm collection allows for teachers ti use the stories for character development and setting comparison.
I've always liked Vivian Vande Velde's short story takes on very twisted fairy tales, and this book did not disappoint in that regard, though it is certainly not my favorite of hers. My favorite story in this particular collection was the first, a retelling of "Rumplestiltskin" that was charmingly...
Earlier in the week I'd thought I'd try and spend parts of today playing video games (in order to find out if the man studying dragons who complains he's never observed their feeding habits gets eaten by one, because my bet is yes) - but somehow the plan morphed into "drink way too much caffeine, in...
Retellings of several well-known fairytales such as: Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Peas, Hansel and Gretal, Little Red Riding Hood, and more. The differences between the original and the retellings varied greatly; such as changing the end of "Rumpelstilstin" so that Rumpel and Della end...
I'm a big fan to twisted fairy tales, and some of these are very twisted indeed, particularly Red Riding Hood. But my favorite will probably always be Rumplestilzkin, because the author managed to take a not-very-satisfying folktale and turn it into a believable story with appropriate emotional res...
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