Monday, March 10, 2008

Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner

Illustrated by Mini Grey. Three sisters battle an evil villain and his bloodthirsty wolves in this novel filled with fairy tale allusions. Elements of Hansel and Gretel, the Snow Queen, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty are woven together in a plot that is filled with hair-raising suspense and narrow escapes. The sisters have well-developed personalities and learn about bravery and family loyalties as they discover their own unique gifts. The black and white drawings that are scattered through the text add a note of whimsy to the story.
Grades 4-7

1 comment:

A. Barbee said...

I second this book. I love the way Gardner slips in the fairy tale characters and develops the pot. Just when you think the story is over, there is another interesting twist. The protagonist, Storm, becomes a true "heroine", as her sisters declare.