Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses

Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses

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Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Ron Koertge brings dark and contemporary humour to twenty iconic fairy tales.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780763644062
Characteristics: 87 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dezsö, Andrea


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BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

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Fairy tales retold and reimagined in a series of dark poems.
- Andrea Lipinski

Jul 02, 2013

Clever. Witty. The illustration is fantastic too. A quick read too.

Aug 21, 2012

Eh. If you’re looking for really thought provoking poetic twists on fairy tale stories, go find Anne Sexton’s Transformations. This one’s contemporary, and a really fast read, but the best thing about the book is the title. I suppose if you've got reluctant readers, it might be a decent choice, but it just feels like something dumbed down for teen readers.

_hollister_ Aug 06, 2012

its a good idea, but i dont think that these stories are the best.

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