Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Book - 2006 | 1st American ed.
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Taking inspiration from numerous fairytales and weaving them into a wholly original story, INTO THE WOODS is a whirlwind of a novel, full of imaginative happenings, dastardly deeds and thrilling adventure.

Our guides are sisters three: Storm, Aurora and Anything Eden. Accidentally orphaned and left to fend for themselves in a decaying mansion on the edge of the wilds, they come to the very much unwanted attention of the sinister Dr DeWilde: a scar-faced gentleman with a pied waistcoat and an unhealthy interest in rats. He's after a tiny little musical pipe that Storm has inherited, and he'll stop at nothing to get it.

Fleeing into the woods, our courageous and eccentric sisters evade kidnap (almost), resist the temptation of sweet-filled orphanages (nearly!), and begin a treacherous journey across raging rivers, over mountains of ice, through deathly silent ghost towns and beyond the lairs of child-eating ogresses. With ravenously hungry wolves snapping at their heels every step of the way!

Featuring wonderful illustrations by award-winning illustrator Mini Grey, INTO THE WOODS is a classic tale with a very modern twist and will delight readers of every generation.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780385610353
0385610351
9780385751162
0385751168
9780385751155
038575115X
Branch Call Number: GARDN
Characteristics: 427 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Grey, Mini

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JCLBethM Oct 22, 2013

This would be a fabulous choice for an adventurous third - sixth grader who appreciates fairy tales! It might be just a little scary for a younger child.

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ACatNamedTofu
Nov 04, 2012

This was a well-written book. I love the writing style and the mashup of fairy tales. Any is quite a bit like Sunny from the Series of Unfortunate Events, so that might have been part of it.

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RobertELPL Mar 04, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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