Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales
Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairytales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliantly funny author of the adult novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as of the hilarious middle–grade series, The Hamlet Chronicles.
Zany animals of all species run through these fractured tales with alarming speed and dexterity. Who would have thought that Sleeping Beauty, that most regal of all fairy– tales, could be twisted into the story of a frog with a most unusual and promising dance career? Get ready to meet a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp, seven giant giraffes; and one very bad walrus.
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Review: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy TalesUser Review - Cindy - Goodreads
Despite the fact that Maguire reimagined stories are dark and twisted and depressing, I enjoy getting into his worlds. I'd rather light and fluffy and happy endings but I can get that from Disney ... Read full review
Review: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy TalesUser Review - Ashley - Goodreads
Tongue in cheek is putting Gregory Maguire's take on fairy tales mildly- but their absurdity did not make them any less enjoyable. These fractured animal fairy tales have a nuance all their own that ... Read full review