Friday, February 1, 2013

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge-ADVISABLE

Koertge, Ron, Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses. Candlewick Press, 2012. Pgs. 87. Language: PG, Violence: PG-13, Sexual Content: G

A strung out girl sells cds to stoners, the evil queen tells her story, Red Riding Hood wanted to know what it was like to be swallowed, and Blubeard’s latest wife discovers her husband is a serial killer. Retold through a verse-like formate, this collection of fairy tales will enchant you, amaze you, and horrify you.

Each fairytale is told in a unique and modern way. The illustrations are well-done and capture the reader’s attention along with the text. Readers who like horror, traditional Grimm fairy tales, and verse-style novels will enjoy reading this book. MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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