Three timeless favorites—Little Red Riding Hood
, Jack the Giant-Killer
, and Rumpelstiltskin
—come together in this enchanting collection of read-aloud fun. Illustrated in charming detail by Edward Gorey and retold with engaging wit by James Donnelly, these unique renditions offer a fresh take on age-old tales.
What happens when Little Red Riding Hood ignores her mother’s advice to “Keep yourself to yourself”? How will young Jack fight the Giant who gobbles children by the fistful? And how will Queen Omoline save her baby from the devious Rumpelstiltskin? Gorey’s expressive drawings and Donnelly’s breezy text prove that good stories never grow old: rather, the tales in Three Classic Children’s Stories
are better than ever.
"[A] real treat, and worth a place in the kids’ library, classroom and Gorey collection. It’s new, elegant and refreshing—a great way to bring some of Gorey’s lesser-known collaborations to the fore."—Goreyography.com
"The stories—all well-known classics—are significantly updated. They are tongue-in-cheek [with] lots of easter-egg gems for the grownups and accessible giggles for kids."—LibraryThing Early Reviewer
"This book has a certain air of charm and sophistication, which as Little Red Riding Hood said best, “shows real maturity!” A fun bedtime read for all ages."—LibraryThing Early ReviewerClick here to view other Edward Gorey publications