Into the Woods

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 24, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 488 pages
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Storm, Aurora, and Anything Eden live in a decaying mansion on the edge of the wilds with their erstwhile father and indolent mother. When an accident leaves them orphaned and at the mercy of the sinister Dr. DeWilde, these three courageous and eccentric sisters are forced to flee into the woods, where they encounter kidnappers, sweet-filled orphanages, mountains of ice, diamond mines, and some ravenously hungry wolves.

Taking inspiration from numerous fairytales and weaving them into a wholly original story, Into the Woods is a whirlwind of a novel, full of imaginative happenings and dastardly deeds.

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User Review  - krau0098 - LibraryThing

I have had this book to read for quite awhile. I really enjoyed the beginning of this book but as the story progressed I found my attention lagging. There are cute illustrations throughout which made ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

Cute fairytale-with-a-twist story. A bit of the Pied Piper, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty mixed together, told with a Lemony Snicket style. Read full review


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A Beginning and an end
The Three Almost Orphans
The Boy with the Emerald Eye
Into the Woods
Danger Wolves
A House made from Sweets
The Extremely big Oven
Dinner at Truelove Cottage
A Stroll up Hell Lane
Jelly Babies of Doom
The Icy IceField of Certain Death
Down a Deep Dark Hole
The Piper Under the Mountain
An Impossible Contest A Trickier Choice
Little Red Firework Maker

A Meeting with Hansel
Across the Frozen River
The Strangely Silent Village
A Game of Bones
An Unfortunate Pinprick
Hunt the Witch Burn the Witch
An End and A Beginning

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About the author (2008)

Lyn Gardner is a theater critic for The Guardian and goes to the theater five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Prior to joining The Guardian, she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called Sludge, wrote for The Independent, and helped found the London listings magazine, City Limits, the largest publishing co-op in Europe.

Mini Grey's last picture book, Traction Man Is Here!, won the 2005 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and received five starred reviews.

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