Book Reviews of BLACK PEARLS: A FAERIE STRAND CL

BLACK PEARLS: A FAERIE STRAND CL
BLACK PEARLS A FAERIE STRAND CL
Author: Louise Hawes
ISBN-13: 9780618747979
ISBN-10: 0618747974
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
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In this mesmerizing book, seven classic fairy tales have been retold; presented in a mature, yet still very magical, way.

Learn the truth behind Rapunzel's imprisonment, and what really happened to Hansel and Gretal in the candied house in the woods. You'll discover what happened to the children the Pied Piper stole away, and how Cinderella and her prince lived after "Happily Ever After." Find out why the harp wanted to stay with her monstrous giant of a master rather than go with Jack, and how the Seven Dwarves fared after Snow White left to be with her prince. And, most intriguing of all, you'll learn the true reason behind Lady Godiva's legendary ride.

So immerse yourself in this wonderfully written collection of some of the best known tales of all time and their wonderfully human characters, who are passionate, fallible, and not all as they seem. They are different, a bit more true to life, and better suited for the more mature and thoughtful reader, but won't fail to evoke the same feelings they did when you heard first heard them as a child.

Stirring, sad, triumphant, and poignant, you'll devour each and every artfully portrayed tale.