Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood:

The True Story of Red Riding Hood

Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything … except magic.
But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.

With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for …

Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump.

And don’t miss Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, “a delightful story of family, perseverance and courage” (Booklist).

Editorial Reviews

"Red's narration is dry and sassy, her mishaps colorful, her quest eventful . . . and what is most heartening is how Red and Goldie grow and brave it all together. Fairy-tale fun with resonant depth.Kirkus"Red takes readers on a wild roam through story land, with plenty of magic and danger around every corner.... This is pure fun for fans of classic stories cleverly retold.School Library JournalLiesl Shurtliff’s fairy tales are full of wit and wild imagination, with surprises at every bend in the path.Caroline Carlson, author of The Very Nearly Honorable League of PiratesLiesl Shurtliff has truly outmagicked herself. Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all.Chris Grabenstein, New York Times Bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryMoving and filled with hope.... Red retells the story of the strong-minded girl in the red riding hood as a quest for friendship and self-knowledge.Shelf Awareness starred review

“Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all!”

Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author

Author Biography

Liesl Shurtliff is the author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. A graduate of Brigham Young University, she now lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

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Reader Biography

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is well known as the voice of Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in the English adaptation of the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in New Jersey, She studied theater at Hofstra University and has had a steady stream of voice acting work since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. She has also narrated numerous audiobooks, including Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes series and Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney series. In addition to providing voiceovers, she has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the ‘Office Cheerleader’ in a series for Lipton’s Cup-a-Soup and television series, including, Everybody Hates Chris. She is also a successful television host whose credits include: Cartoon Network’s weekly block, Fridays and major red carpet premieres.

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