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Leaping Beauty

(2004)
And Other Animal Fairy Tales
A collection of stories by

 
 
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The author of numerous books for children as well as Mirror, Mirror (2003) and other adult fairy-tale adaptations tries his hand at parodying for kids in this collection of eight animal tales. In the title story a cursed tadpole becomes, successively, Weeping Beauty, Sleeping Beauty, and finally, Leaping Beauty. Most tales involve slightly skewed but satisfying endings: Goldifox, an unemployed carpenter, moves in with three chickens so that he can make them some comfortable furniture in "Goldifox and the Three Chickens." But a few include references that may be beyond the target audience: the miller's daughter, a blond sheep fond of tight sweaters, changes her name from Norma Jean to Beauty in anticipation of a movie career. Demarest's comical line drawings add humor to the droll text and highlight the tales' absurdities. More upbeat than Vivian Vande Velde's Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird (1995) and more complex than Jon Scieszka's The Stinky Cheese Man (2002), this is a delightful collection, sure to be popular with sophisticated readers. Kay Weisman
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Genre: Children's Fiction

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March 2006 : USA Library Binding

Title: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales
Author(s): Gregory Maguire
ISBN: 0-606-34988-X / 978-0-606-34988-8 (USA edition)
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January 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales
Author(s): G Maguire
ISBN: 1-4177-6972-6 / 978-1-4177-6972-8 (USA edition)
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales
Author(s): Gregory Maguire
ISBN: 0-06-056417-2 / 978-0-06-056417-9 (USA edition)
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August 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales
Author(s): Gregory Maguire
ISBN: 0-06-056418-0 / 978-0-06-056418-6 (USA edition)
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales
Author(s): Gregory Maguire
ISBN: 0-06-056419-9 / 978-0-06-056419-3 (USA edition)
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November 2004 : USA Audio edition
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November 2004 : Australia Audio edition
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November 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Leaping Beauty
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August 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Leaping Beauty CD
Author(s): Gregory Maguire
ISBN: 0-06-073590-2 / 978-0-06-073590-6 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales
Author(s): Gregory Maguire
Publisher: HarperCollins
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