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Little Red Riding Hood

Written & illustrated by Gennady Spirin
Published by Two Lions
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Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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Gennady Spirin, in his adaptation of the Brother Grimms’ earliest version of “Little Red Cap”, tells the story of a young girl in a red hood who takes a cake to her sick grandmother. Along the way, she meets a wicked wolf who tricks her into thinking he’s her granny. Sumptuous illustrations, inspired by the golden age of Dutch painting in the 17th century and Renaissance, capture the charm and spirit of a tale that has remained steadfast in oral and written versions throughout the centuries. An Author’s note about the tale’s history is included.

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Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.0 / 7.0

The story is well-told, but nothing terribly special, but the illustrations in this version of Little Red Riding Hood are breathtakingly gorgeous—this wolf is costumed unlike any you’ve ever seen and makes this well worth a read.

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Who Wrote Little Red Riding Hood

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Gennady Spirin

Gennady Spirin was classically educated at the Moscow Art School at the Academy of Arts and at the Moscow Stroganov Institute. Influenced by Russian Renaissance painters, Mr. Spirin has developed his own unique style of illustration using traditional Russian art techniques. His work appeared four times on the annual New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year list. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Publication Date:
June 3, 2014

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