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Little Red Riding Hood
Trina Schart Hyman
Paperback / softback
Holiday House
UK Publication Date

Traveling alone, deep in the woods, Elisabeth suspects her basket of treats isn't the only thing a sly wolf is after.

A classic of children's literature, this retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale brings new life to an old favorite with illustrations that children will linger over.

Surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers, mushrooms, pinecones, and birds, Elisabeth heads off in her red cloak to visit her ailing grandmother. She's all alone-until she is joined by a wicked wolf, who urges her to stray from her wooded path. Framed with hand-drawn patterns and textured vignettes, Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations add intrigue to the familiar story, filled with subtle detail and depth.

With the help of a brave woodsman, Elisabeth and her grandmother are saved, and Little Red Riding Hood learns a valuable lesson.

Little Red Riding Hood was a Caldecott Honor Book, and received a Gold Kite Award for Picture Book Text.

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Trina Schart Hyman (1939 - 2004) received one Caldecott Medal and three Caldecott Honors during her distinguished career. From the age of four she knew that she would become an illustrator. She insisted that drawing was her reason for being. "I drew because I needed to," she said, "as well as for the sheer joy of it." She created iconic, exquisite illustrations for more than 150 books. Born in Philadelphia, she lived most of her life in New Hampshire.

"A book that revitalizes the story and that will satisfy both children and adults."-Booklist

"Hyman is a story artist."-American Library Association

"The book is aesthetically a visual feast."-Language Arts

"The pictures are loaded with details to entrance the eye and the characters are portrayed with warmth and charm."-Childhood Education

Country of Publication
New York (State)
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