Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde

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So you think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl with the unfortunate name and the inability to tell the difference between her grandmother and a member of a different species? Well, then, try your hand at answering these questions: Which character (not including Little Red herself) is the most fashion challenged? Who (not including the wolf) is the scariest? Who (not including Granny) is the most easily scared? Who is the strangest (notice we're not "not including" anyone, because they're all a little off.)? Who (no fair saying "the author") has stuffing for brains? Master storyteller Vivian Vande Velde crafts eight new stories involving one of the world's most beloved (and mixed-up) characters in literature. You may never look at fairy tales in quite the same way again.

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Vivian Vande Velde (born 1951, Rochester, New York) is an American author who writes books primarily aimed at children and young adults. She currently resides in Rochester, New York. Her novels and short story collections usually contain elements of horror, fantasy, and humor. Her book Never Trust a Dead Man (1999) received the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel.
Published February 7, 2012 by Two Lions. 128 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The opening salvo is an author's note in which veteran writer Vande Velde neatly deconstructs and skewers the original Little Red Riding Hood story—and then proceeds to write eight variations on it.

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Be sure to check back again because I do make every effort to reply to your comments here.Because I am absolutely terrible about following through with blog awards, I can't in good conscience accept any more.

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Gr 7–10—"Little Red Riding Hood" may be one of the best known fairy tales, but not the best written by any means. Velde expands on this premise, pointing out that in the original tale the characters are never named and are not exceptionally memorable, no vivid setting is used, and the plot is not...

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