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Straw Into Gold

Written by Hilary McKay & illustrated by Sarah Gibb
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Award-winning author Hilary McKay reimagines your favorite fairy tales with humorous and heartfelt twists in this beautifully illustrated collection of short stories.

Imagine Hansel and Gretel’s story from their teacher’s point of view, when Gretel submits her report of, “What I Did in the Holidays, and Why Hansel’s Jacket Is So Tight.” Learn the story of how Rumpelstiltskin was used by a greedy girl who wanted to marry a prince in “Straw into Gold.” Find out what was really underneath all those mattresses the unlucky princess had to sleep on in “The Prince and the Problem.”

Award-winning author Hilary McKay brings a modern sensibility and inventive quirkiness to this beautiful collection of ten classic fairy tales, reimagining them with emotional depth and lighthearted humor. Each story is also accompanied by black and white illustrations and includes fresh perspectives with hilarious new twists.

Using details never revealed before, this sure-to-be treasured collection includes: Rapunzel Cinderella The Princess and the Pea Rumpelstiltskin The Pied Piper The Swan Brothers Snow White Red Riding Hood The Twelve Dancing Princesses Hansel and Gretel

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Who Wrote Straw Into Gold

Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of Love to Everyone, Binny Bewitched(which was a Kirkus Best Book of the Year and received two starred reviews), Binny in Secret(which received three starred reviews), Binny for Short(which received four starred reviews), and six novels about the Casson family: Saffy’s Angel,Permanent Rose,Caddy Ever After,Forever Rose, and Caddy’s World. She is also the author of Wishing for Tomorrow, the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England.

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Who Illustrated Straw Into Gold

Sarah Gibb

Sarah Gibb studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the University of Brighton. Sarah has illustrated many books for children, including a retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ Rapunzel. Sarah lives in England with her husband and two young children.

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