Goldie and the Three Bears

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Harper Collins, 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  - ktb004 - LibraryThing

A girl, Goldie, was out to find friends but everyone had something wrong with them. Then one day when she got off the bus at the wrong stop, she met her best friend, Baby Bear and there was nothing wrong with her. Read full review

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User Review  - rachel3212 - LibraryThing

This common story has added a new twist with an alternative ending to the story that we all know. A fun book that could be used for teachers to get their students to think about alternative endings to stories they may already know. 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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