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Little Red Riding Hood (Folk Tale Classics Series)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  294 ratings  ·  7 reviews
“Once upon a time there was a sweet little maiden who was loved by all who knew her . . .”
So begins this classic tale about Little Red Riding Hood and her encounter with the wolf one day when she is on her way to visit her sick grandmother. Paul Galdone has drawn on the Brothers Grimm version of Little Red Riding Hood, and lends beautiful,
vibrant illustrations to his excit
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1974)
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Galdone's telling of this classic tale contains a few phrasings and words that may be unfamiliar to young readers ("whither") but the story remains familiar. Galdone illustrations in a small, square format will attract young readers, though.

This is really a weird story, when you think about. There's no ending that's not gross, truthfully. This is probably the least gory ending I've read. No hatchet or gunshots, just pulling Red and Granny out through the wolf's throat and then a wolf so scared
Monica Lopez
I really enjoyed this classic folk tale, I hadn't read it in years and it was nice to revisit it. I especially noticed the illustrations, the author is a Caldecott Award winner and it shows! The book tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood in a simple, yet captivating way. I remember this tale being sort of scary as a child, with the wolf eating the grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood. The author did a good job of making it sound "less scary" through the text and illustrations. This classic ...more
Apr 08, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This version of the classic story by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm has an interesting and unusual ending, compared to some of the versions I grew up reading. The story is short, but entertaining and the illustrations by Paul Galdone are colorful and will appeal to young children.

After reading the reviews here on Goodreads, I think I'll have to look for the versions by Trina Schart Hyman and Andrea Wisnewski, too.
Alysha DeShaé
This is the same morbid tale I grew up with. I know in the past I've read a few watered down versions that are just foolish, but this one includes the danger, the death, and the moral at the end. Read/listen free here:
My initial thought was pure delight on the packaging of this book. A square hardcover that looks very collector's edition and beautiful with bold colors. Upon reading the story I was struck by two things: one being that the illustrations are fabulous and second that the wordage seemed a little odd to me at places.

Before recently I was not really familiar with Paul Galdone's adaptation retelling of Classic tales, but in researching preschool and early elementary homeschool curriculum his books a
Dulce Coronado
This book has a different story from the little red ridding hood that I know. In here a huntsman was passing by the house and thought " how loudly the old lady is snoring" and wanted to see is there was anything wrong happening to her. When going inside the found the wolf and save both the grandma and little red riding hood from the evil wolf! That's a new detail I learn to this old tale!
A classic re-telling of a fairy tale by one of my all-time favorite Children's book illustrators.
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Paul Galdone (1907 - November 7, 1986) was a children's literature author and illustrator. He was born in Budapest and he emigrated to the United States in 1921. He studied art at the Art Student's League and New York School for Industrial Design. He served for the US Army during world War II.

He illustrated nearly all of Eve Titus' books including, Basil of Baker Street series which was translated
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