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Twisted Fairy Tales

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Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand-new anthology of very old tales--but tales with gothic twists of plot guaranteed to astound and terrify even the most fearless readers. These re-told stories include--

* Snow White * Rapunzel * Little Red Hood * The Cinder Wench * Beauty and the Beast * Pinocchio * The Goose Girl * The Pied Piper of Hamelin * and twelve more

Well-known tales get gruesome revisions--in many cases bringing them closer to the dark, sinister ways they were told eons ago. Several tales in this book are based on chilling versions collected by the brothers Grimm in the nineteenth century. For example, this new collection presents a Cinderella who, like the heroine in the brothers Grimm story, is known as the Cinder Wench. In this version, readers will discover a young lady tormented by a stepmother who is far more wicked and frightening than the villain we find in most of today's watered-down renditions. All who relish the macabre atmosphere that dominates the Cinder Wench's tale will want to acquaint themselves with all stories in this scary collection. They'll find--

  • 20 sinister legends that linger on the mysterious and macabre
  • Brooding illustrations on every page that heighten the gothic mood
  • Tales that anticipate new television shows, as well as new movies scheduled for release in the coming year

    Twisted Fairy Tales is an anthology of black magic legends that only the bravest young readers will dare to delve into before bedtime. But once they open this unusual volume, they won't put it down until they've reached the very last page.

  • Synopsis:

    Young readers may be familiar with many of theses tales but they've never heard them like this! Twisted Fairy Tales reintroduce readers to the enchanting stories of their childhood. But these are not the happily-ever-after accounts they remember. Award-winning fantasy author Maura McHugh revisits classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White, as well as lesser known tales like The Bone Whistle and The Seven Ravens, and gives them a macabre makeover. Filled with magic, mystery--and a healthy dose of guts and gore--these gruesome retellings cut a sharp dystopian edge to the stories that we thought we knew. With 20 darkly disturbing tales and brooding illustrations that heighten the dangerous mood, Twisted Fairy Tales will leave younger readers thrilled, chilled,and eager for more.

    Synopsis:

    The titles of these sinister stories are mostly familiar, but readers will be surprised by the gothic twists of plot and the weird, malevolent characters who inhabit them. The anthology's twenty eerily re-told tales include--

    * Snow White * Rapunzel * Little Red Hood * The Cinder Wench * Beauty and the Beast * Pinocchio * The Goose Girl * The Pied Piper of Hamelin * and twelve more

    Well-known tales get gruesome revisions--in some cases bringing the stories closer to the dark, sinister ways they were first told centuries ago. For example, Cinderella becomes the Cinder Wench and her stepmother is more wicked and frightening than ever. Here are stories that only the bravest young readers will dare to delve into before bedtime. But fearless readers who thrive on chilling tales won't want to put this book down until they've reached the very last page. Appropriately ominous and shadowy color illustrations complement every story.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764165887
    Author:
    Mchugh, Maura
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series
    Author:
    McHugh, Maura
    Author:
    Laurie, Jane
    Subject:
    Juvenile fiction
    Subject:
    Fairy tales
    Subject:
    Adaptations
    Publication Date:
    20130231
    Binding:
    HARDCOVER
    Grade Level:
    from 6 up to 11
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    144
    Dimensions:
    9.875 x 7.625 in
    Age Level:
    from 11 up to 17

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    Product details 144 pages Barron's Educational Series - English 9780764165887 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , Young readers may be familiar with many of theses tales but they've never heard them like this! Twisted Fairy Tales reintroduce readers to the enchanting stories of their childhood. But these are not the happily-ever-after accounts they remember. Award-winning fantasy author Maura McHugh revisits classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White, as well as lesser known tales like The Bone Whistle and The Seven Ravens, and gives them a macabre makeover. Filled with magic, mystery--and a healthy dose of guts and gore--these gruesome retellings cut a sharp dystopian edge to the stories that we thought we knew. With 20 darkly disturbing tales and brooding illustrations that heighten the dangerous mood, Twisted Fairy Tales will leave younger readers thrilled, chilled,and eager for more.
    "Synopsis" by , The titles of these sinister stories are mostly familiar, but readers will be surprised by the gothic twists of plot and the weird, malevolent characters who inhabit them. The anthology's twenty eerily re-told tales include--

    * Snow White * Rapunzel * Little Red Hood * The Cinder Wench * Beauty and the Beast * Pinocchio * The Goose Girl * The Pied Piper of Hamelin * and twelve more

    Well-known tales get gruesome revisions--in some cases bringing the stories closer to the dark, sinister ways they were first told centuries ago. For example, Cinderella becomes the Cinder Wench and her stepmother is more wicked and frightening than ever. Here are stories that only the bravest young readers will dare to delve into before bedtime. But fearless readers who thrive on chilling tales won't want to put this book down until they've reached the very last page. Appropriately ominous and shadowy color illustrations complement every story.

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