Goldie and the Three Bears

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HarperCollins, Aug 19, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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In this spirited new version of "Goldilocks," we meet a determined heroine with a mind of her own. Goldie knows exactly what she likes -- and what she doesn't. Can she help it if everyone she invites over is too bossy or too boring or too snobby or too rough? What she desperately wants is a friend who is just right -- someone she can love with all her heart. Then one day, Goldie gets off the bus at the wrong stop, walks to a nearby cottage to find help, and opens the door. . .

Diane Stanley, author and illustrator of Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, once again takes an old tale and gives it a fresh spin that is funny as well as perceptive. Readers will love accompanying Goldie on her up-to-date adventure and discovering the clever, heartwarming surprise at its end.


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User Review  - Laura Marie - Goodreads

This is a nice twist on the common fairy tale . It gives a different point of view and perception of Goldie. Children can create a venn diagram to compare the original story to the newer twist. Also, children can make predictions and compare the original story. Read full review

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User Review  - Megan Sutherland - Goodreads

A spin on the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Focuses on ignoring differences and making friendships. Read full review

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Diane Stanley was born in 1943 and was raised in Abilene, Texas. She later attended both Trinity University and Johns Hopkins University. Her portfolio of children's book illustrations was creative enough for her to begin publication in 1978. She became an art director for G.P. Putnam & Sons and later began retelling and illustrating classic children's books. Stanley has revamped the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter and has also researched the children's biographies Cleopatra and Leonardo Da Vinci. She also illustrated her mother's book, The Last Princess.

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