Betsy Who Cried Wolf by Gail Carson Levine

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On her eighth birthday Betsy takes the Shepherds' Oath and is determined to be the best shepherd in Bray Valley history. Any wolf who tries to eat her sheep had better watch out. But Zimmo is no ordinary wolf—he's a hungry wolf, with a plan!

In her first picture book, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine puts her own spin on a traditional tale, while Scott Nash brings a comic sensibility to this hilarious retelling. The result will tickle, delight, and even leave readers with a moral or two, or three....


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Gail Carson Levine is the author of the Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted; New York Times bestsellers Ever and Fairest; ALA Notable Book Dave at Night; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; A Tale of Two Castles; the six Princess Tales books; the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly; and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. She grew up in New York City and now lives in the Hudson Valley of New York State. You can visit her online at and
Published April 22, 2014 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Betsy’s second adventure finds her charged with taking some goodies to Grandma.

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The sheep sum up one of the story’s morals quite nicely: unlike the original fairy tale, “People who cry wolf may be deceived and not deceivers.” Nash’s (The Bugliest Bug, not reviewed, etc.) personified sheep are a stitch—walking on two legs, posing for a dive into the Soakenwetz River, belaying...

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