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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jessibud2 - LibraryThing
I have a particular fondness for fractured fairy tales and alternate fairy tales. Why this book languished so long on my shelf I can't say. But I read it in a day and laughed out loud! So much fun and nonsense, for kids of *all* ages!! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amandamay83 - LibraryThing
I realize this has gotta be for kids, but it cracked me up. As others have said, the penguin story was the best. This was a kindle library book, but I'll be buying a hard copy. Read full review