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Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

Escrito por Gregory Maguire

Narrado por Gregory Maguire


Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

Escrito por Gregory Maguire

Narrado por Gregory Maguire

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4/5 (12 valoraciones)
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3 horas
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Nov 23, 2004
ISBN:
9780060818418
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Descripción

Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairy tales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliant, funny, and nationally best-selling author of the adult novel Wicked as well as the hilarious middle-grade series The Hamlet Chronicles.

Zany animals of all species run through these fractured tales with alarming speed and dexterity. Who would have thought that the ageless, exquisite Cinderella could be recast as the silly story of an enormous yet lovable elephant who plods along to the ball with glass pie plates on her feet; or that Sleeping Beauty, that most regal of all fairy tales, could be twisted into the story of a frog with a most unusual and promising dance career?

Get ready to meet a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp, seven giant giraffes, and one very bad walrus.

A HarperAudio production.

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Sobre el autor

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of A Wild Winter Swan; Hiddensee; After Alice; Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked—the beloved classic that is the basis for the blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical of the same name—Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family in New England and in France.

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  • (3/5)
    Clever and odd...
  • (5/5)
    Great short stories! All with animals. Perfect for the little ones to Listen to.
  • (4/5)
    Fun twists on familiar fairy tales, good for reading out loud at bedtime (especially if your companion is a grown-up and can appreciate the humor).
  • (4/5)
    I have a particular fondness for fractured fairy tales and alternate fairy tales. Why this book languished so long on my shelf I can't say. But I read it in a day and laughed out loud! So much fun and nonsense, for kids of *all* ages!!
  • (3/5)
    Not the most insightful parodies of classic fairy tales I've read, but perhaps the funniest.
  • (3/5)
    This is a collection of eight fairy tales that Maguire has retold with animal characters. The stories include Rumplesnakeskin, Goldiefox and the Three Chickens, Hamster and Gerbil, etc.It was ok. Like with most short stories, if/when my mind wanders, the story is too short to really be able to catch up (well) with what I’ve missed, but with these, it helps that I know the stories already. It’s a quick read. Maybe kids would enjoy it a bit more.
  • (4/5)
    I realize this has gotta be for kids, but it cracked me up. As others have said, the penguin story was the best. This was a kindle library book, but I'll be buying a hard copy.
  • (4/5)
    Gregory Maguire has done more then change the characters of these fairy tales into animals. He has kept the general story line the same, but at the same time has changed them. You can see the thread of the original story, but it is better. And funny, I actually laughed out loud. Recommended for people who read fairy tales, and at the same time are disgusted with them for the deadbeat dads and child abuse in them. The abusers get what's coming to them in these stories.
  • (4/5)
    This book had me laughing out loud. I found it very entertaining and a great read by teachers to students after they have read original versions of fairy tales.
  • (3/5)
    Written by the author of Wicked, I wanted to see what this writer would do when writing for children. The stories were mildly amusing but not enough so that I'd bother reading them aloud to our kids.