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Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

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Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses
Written by Ron Koertge
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763644062
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Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

author: Ron Koertge
illustrator: Andrea Dezso

Once upon a time, there was a strung-out match girl who sold CDs to stoners. Twelve impetuous sisters escaped King Daddy’s clutches to jiggle and cavort and wear out their shoes. A fickle Thumbelina searched for a tiny husband, leaving bodies in her wake. And Little Red Riding Hood confessed that she kind of wanted to know what it’s like to be swallowed whole. From bloodied and blinded stepsisters (they were duped) to a chopped-off finger flying into a heroine’s cleavage, this is fairy tale world turned upside down. Ron Koertge knows what really happened to all those wolves and maidens, ogres and orphans, kings and piglets, and he knows about the Ever After. So come closer — he wants to whisper in your ear.

Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Ron Koertge brings dark and contemporary humor to twenty iconic fairy tales.
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Illustrated Poetry / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
96 / 6 1/2" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Poetry; Fairy Tales & Folklore; Fantasy;
author’s comments:
Ron Koertge is the author of many award-winning novels, including Stoner & Spaz and its sequel, Now Playing: Stoner & Spaz II; Shakespeare Bats Cleanup; Strays; Deadville; Margaux with an X; The Brimstone Journals; and The Arizona Kid. A two-time winner of the PEN Literary Award for Children’s Literature, he lives in South Pasadena, California.
illustrator’s comments:
Andrea Dezsö is a visual artist and writer who works across a broad range of media. She is a full-time faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives in New York City.
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