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by Vivian Vande Velde
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lorenalee
lorenalee rated it 6 years ago
This book started out bad for me – with an author’s note in which she makes fun of the original Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood.Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl with the unfortunate name and the inability to tell the difference between her grandmother and a member of a dif...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 7 years ago
Quite honestly, I liked the idea of this collection more than I liked the stories. I did appreciate the humor and the fact that Velde did address the issues she'd always had with the Little Red Ridinghood story in its varied incarnations. I actually agree with her on many points. However, I think a ...
DrAwkto Reads
DrAwkto Reads rated it 7 years ago
The author’s name is so cool. Too bad the book she wrote wasn’t great.Basically the book is a collection of short stories of Little Red Riding Hood. Most of them are filled with satire. The concept of it was truly interesting unfortunately her writing is drab. Nothing of it was interesting. Her idea...
Foggygirl
Foggygirl rated it 8 years ago
A quick entertaining read at times very amusing.
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 8 years ago
Apart from the foreward, where she implies with (mock?) scorn that cross-dressing is scandalous and grannies can't have fulfilling sexual relationships (and pretends to be unaware of the power of the archetype, the very power that allows her the freedom to undertake the book she just wrote) this is ...
Joanne12
Joanne12 rated it 9 years ago
I really liked this book. Its a collection of little red riding hood tales told in the pov's of other characters and completely new versions of the tales. You get to read tales from the wolf's pov, the granny's pov, and the wood cutter's pov. Some of the rewritten versions lead to other fairy tales....
The Cheap Reader
The Cheap Reader rated it 9 years ago
Like with any short story collection some stories were better than others. I’ll briefly talk about each story so don’t read on if you don’t want too many spoilers. -The Red Cloak- Interesting twist for the woodcutter to be bad. -The Red Riding Hood Doll- Very odd. It’s the furthest from the or...
Reading Robyn
Reading Robyn rated it 10 years ago
Cloaked in Red is a collection of retellings, each short story attempting to take a different look into the possibilities of Little Red Riding Hood's tale which in itself although a classic is full of pit falls.It is to be expected that some of the stories are better then others and I will say that ...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 11 years ago
This book got my back up from the start, by opening with an introduction that made fun of the Red Riding Hood story in particularly lame and stupid ways. First of all, don't try to be funny if you don't know how (thinking about the VVV books I've read, humor is a weak point for her). Second, isn't i...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 11 years ago
Short stories retelling "Little Red Riding Hood." Imaginative.
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