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Brave Red, Smart Frog

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Brave Red, Smart Frog
Written by Emily Jenkins
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763665586
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Brave Red, Smart Frog
A New Book of Old Tales

author: Emily Jenkins
illustrator: Rohan Daniel Eason

There once was a frozen forest so cold, you could feel it through the soles of your boots. It was a strange place where some kisses broke enchantments and others began them. Many said witches lived there — some with cold hearts, others with hot ovens and ugly appetites — and also dwarves in tiny houses made of stones. In this icy wood, a stepmother might eat a girl’s heart to restore her own beauty, while a woodcutter might become stupid with grief at the death of his donkey. Here a princess with too many dresses grows spiteful out of loneliness, while a mistreated girl who is kind to a crone finds pearls dropping from her mouth whenever she speaks. With empathy and an ear for emotion, Emily Jenkins retells seven fairy tales in contemporary language that reveals both the pathos and humor of some of our most beloved stories. Charming illustrations by Rohan Daniel Eason add whimsical details that enhance every new reading.

Step into a wintry forest where seven iconic fairy tales unfold, retold with keen insight and touches of humor.
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Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
104 / 6" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Legends, Myths, Fables; Legends, Myths, Fables;
author’s comments:
Emily Jenkins is the author of many books for children, including the recent picture books Tiger and Badger, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, and Princessland, illustrated by Yoko Tanaka. Her chapter books include the Toys series, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky; she is co-author of the Upside-down Magic series. Emily Jenkins lives in New York City.
illustrator’s comments:
Rohan Daniel Eason has illustrated several books for children, including My First Kafka: Runaways, Rodents, and Giant Bugs by Matthue Roth. Rohan Daniel Eason lives and works in London.
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