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Cloaked in Red

by Vivian Vande Velde

Reading Level: Grades 6 - 8

"Why would her parents send a young girl alone through a woods that was obviously infested with wolves?" This is one of the questions Vivian Vande Velde asked herself before writing these eight entertaining retellings of the Red Riding Hood tale from various viewpoints and with many surprising twists.

If you enjoyed this collection of offbeat retellings try: The Rumpelstiltskin Problem also by Vivian Vande Velde The Fairy's Mistake by Gail Carson Levine and The Frog Princess E.D. Baker

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Reading Level: 6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade Subjects: Fantasy, Short Stories Location: JY Fiction
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The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

by R.A. Spratt

Reading Level: Grades 3 - 5

The Green children are nanny repelling specialists. They have driven away every person who has responded to their father's "Nanny Wanted" sign. Their father is so desperate that when a well-dressed pig inquires about the sign, he hires her on the spot.

This is not a story of naughty children taught to be good by a firm but fun nanny. After all this nanny is a pig who knows nothing of manners, bedtimes or the importance of homework. As a matter of fact, this chocolate loving nanny has to be talked out of some of her wilder ideas by her delighted charges.

Other stories of unconventional nannies include: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers and Nurse Matilda: The Collected Tales by Christianna Brand

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Other books by R.A. Spratt

Reading Level: 3rd Grade,4th Grade,5th Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Fantasy, Humor Location: J Fiction
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Me and You

by Anthony Browne

Reading Level: Ages 4 - 8

A young urban bear and his family go for a walk in the park only to have an uninvited young girl enter their home, eat their breakfast, break their furniture and rumple their beds.

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Other books by Anthony Browne

Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Fantasy, Folktales Location: Picture Books
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