On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Elisabeth encounters a sly wolf.
This is a beautiful version of a classic tale. There are many rich details in the text fleshing out the story so that Red Riding Hood could be a real little girl, with personality, like someone you might meet. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous!--full page, every page, and rich with color. When my daughter moves away and takes her copy with her, I will need a new one of my own.
Trina Schart Hyman, a great admirer of the Brothers Grimm, has wanted to retell and illustrate Little Red Riding Hood ever since she was a little girl. She has illustrated other Grimms’ tales, including Snow White, translated by Paul Heins: Sleeping Beauty; and Rapunzel, retold by Barbara Rogasky.
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