Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales

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Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairytales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliantly funny author of the adult novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as of 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 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.

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Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

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In his first narration of his own work, Gregory Maguire whips up an array of clever voices for the cast of creatures in LEAPING BEAUTY. Written for the 8-12 set, this collection of fractured fairy tales puts seven giraffes in the place of the seven dwarves, a horrid skunk in the role of the evil stepmother, and three irresponsible penguins where three pigs once played. Maguire thoroughly enjoys himself on this collection as he plays for laughs. His timing and character voices are pitch-perfect for the text. Some listeners may tire of the constant ringing irony of the text, but will enjoy pieces like "Little Red Robin Hood," in which Maguire's wit is not so sardonic. K.C. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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