RED: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood

Beauty and the Beast fans: satisfy your fairy tale cravings with the New York Times bestseller RED, a spellbinding adventure that features a brave heroine, plenty of pixies, a beast like no other, and a beauty too!

Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything . . . except magic. But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.
 
With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . .
 
Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, RUMP: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin.


“Moving and filled with hope . . . the charm of Shurtliff’s retelling is how she imbues the storybook tropes with vibrant humanity.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review

And don’t miss JACK: The (Fairly) True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, “a delightful story of family, perseverance and courage” (Booklist).


 
 

Praise for RED

Liesl Shurtliff has truly outmagicked herself. Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all.
— Chris Grabenstein, New York Times Bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Liesl Shurtliff’s fairy tales are full of wit and wild imagination, with surprises at every bend in the path.
— Caroline Carlson, author of The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates
Red’s narration is dry and sassy, her mishaps colorful, her quest eventful . . . and what is most heartening is how Red and Goldie grow and brave it all together. Fairy-tale fun with resonant depth.
— Kirkus
Red takes readers on a wild roam through story land, with plenty of magic and danger around every corner.... This is pure fun for fans of classic stories cleverly retold.
— School Library Journal