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Little Red
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Little Red

by Bethan Woollvin

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book!

The big bad wolf has a plan…but so does Little Red! Girl power abounds in this fractured fairy tale smash from author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin.

“This is how fairy tales were meant to be told.” ―School Library Journal

On her way to Grandma’s house, Little Red meets a wolf. That might scare some little girls, but not this little girl. She knows just what the wolf is up to, and she’s not going to let him get away with it.

In this update to “The Little Red Riding Hood,” author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin (creator of Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, and Bo the Brave) employs a feminist twist along with sly humor, striking visuals, and a bit of ingenuity to turn a familiar tale on its head for modern readers. Perfect for mighty girls as well as for all young readers who love fairy tales.

Awards:

New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book —New York Times
CCBC Choices (Folklore, Mythology, and Traditional Literature) —Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Best Children’s Books of the Year —Bank Street College of Education
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) —Kansas National Education Association

Also by Bethan Woollvin:
Bo the Brave
Hansel & Gretel
Rapunzel

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-917-9
Publication Date: 4/1/2016
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-4/5″ x 9-4/5″
Age Range: 5 – 9
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $8.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-217-8
Publication Date: 9/1/2020
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-4/5″ x 9-4/5″
Age Range: 5 – 9
Language: English
AR Level: 1.9
F&P: GRL K, Gr 2, Genre TL
Lexile: 310L
Themes: Bravery, Empowerment, Ingenuity, Little Red Riding Hood
BISAC 1: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
BISAC 2: JUV012040 JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
BISAC 3: JUV002250 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Wolves & Coyotes

Reviews

“This is how fairy tales were meant to be told.” ―School Library Journal

“A fine, feisty retelling” ―Kirkus Reviews

“The text and artwork are smart” ―Publishers Weekly

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“A smart, empowering retelling” ―Booklist

“Sly, economical, tables-turning retelling” ― Horn Book Magazine

“I love it… Delicious revenge!… This one, refreshing and visually captivating, is a keeper.” ―Kirkus Reviews, Feature

“A bold (both graphically and narratively) reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Little Red is truly subversive in that it subverts the concept of victimhood with a deliciously dark twist.” ―The Huffington Post

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Awards

New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books ―New York Times, 2016

CCBC Choices (Folklore, Mythology, and Traditional Literature) ― Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2017

Best Children’s Books of the Year ― Bank Street College of Education, 2017

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2017

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Bethan Woollvin is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art, where she won the prestigious Macmillan Children’s Book Competition with her version of Little Red Riding Hood. It was her first picture book. She lives in England. You can visit her website here.