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Cassie and the Woolf

3.1  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Caleb Woolf spots Cassie Cloak. She's carrying a huge box of food . . . and he is very, very hungry.
Hardcover, 121 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Stone Arch Books (first published July 1st 2013)
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Kristi Betts
Jul 23, 2013 Kristi Betts rated it really liked it
We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but in this modern retelling, the main character is named Cassie Cloak, and she wears a red raincoat. Instead of taking nicely packed lunch from her mother, Cassie runs by the Deli in order to pick up her grandmother's Sunday dinner. Unlike the original tale, this story does not have a wolf, but a Woolf ~ an eighth grade boy named, Caleb Woolf.

I don't want to spoil Ms. Snowe's version of the tale. I will just say, it reads more like an episode of
Julie Williams
Jun 06, 2013 Julie Williams rated it it was ok
Anyway I have been stewing about this review since I finished the book last night. On the one hand I love "fractured" fairy tales or fairy tales done in a different way. In this story Cassie (wearing a red raincoat) is picking up a meal for her and her grandmother to share. While she is waiting out a storm Caleb Woolf smells her delicious meal and approaches Cassie. When he finds out where she is going he races there ahead of her, gets into Grandma's apartment, and ties up Grandma. When Cassie ...more
Sharon Tyler
Nov 07, 2013 Sharon Tyler rated it liked it
Cassie and the Woolf is a middle grade book written by Olivia Snowe and illustrated by Michelle Lamoreaux. This fractured fairy tale takes Red Riding Hood and gives it a modern twist. It all starts when Caleb Woolf spots Cassie Cloak. She's carrying a huge box of food in the rain, and he is very hungry. Caleb rushes ahead to grandma's house and does what he has to in order to get some food. Unfortunately for Caleb, Cassie and her grandmother are smart and get revenge for his actions.

I am a fan o
I enjoy fairy tales that have been given a modern twist or a uniquely different ending. Twice Told Tales all re-imagine a familiar fairy tale. This one sets Little Red Riding Hood in modern Forestville and has Cassie Cloak picking up her grandmother's supper from the deli. Caleb Woolf is playing basketball with some friends nearby and sees the bags of food she is carrying. He decides it would be easy to get some free supper from the younger girl and her sick grandmother, so he sets off to do ...more
Cassie is taking dinner to her grandma when she meets Caleb Woolf. He is hungry and tempted by the dinner she is carrying. So he rushes ahead to her grandma's house and locks grandma in the bathroom. When Cassie arrives she gets knocked out and Caleb takes off with dinner. Unfortunately, Caleb forgets his hoodie and Cassie knows who he is. So Cassie and Grandma get a little revenge on Caleb so that he learns his lesson.

I like fractured fairy-tales, but this one was not my favorite. The story wa
Jul 19, 2013 Tintaglia rated it it was ok
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Amo molto i retelling, e mi aspettavo qualcosa di più da Cappuccetto Rosso: e con "di più" intendo anche più coerenza, sia nella trama (...Nonna e nipotina vengono aggredite per rubare la cena? O.O E il colpevole si reinfila nell'appartamento attirato dal cibo, anche se teme dii esser stato riconosciuto? O.O) che nell'ambientazione (alla fine c'è un tocco di magia, che a mio parere stona con l'ambientazione moderna e molto concreta).Tra l'altro la vendetta messa in atto mi sembra di rara ...more
Destiny Dawn Long
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When I first started reading, I was leaning toward a 3 star review. I liked the story, but wasn’t especially enthused. But once I started to probe the themes of the book, I realized that it’s exploring some pretty cool ideas–and was tempted to go higher. Then I realized that I did find the vigilante justice at the end of the book a little extreme (not the idea itself, but the specifics of what Grandma and Cassie d
Aug 26, 2013 Elia rated it did not like it
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Feb 16, 2015 Steph rated it it was ok
This entire series of Twice Told Tales looks like a cool spin on fractured fairy tales, but after reading this one I can tell you this: they are NOT for elementary kids. This is violent and creepy. I think this series would be awesome for struggling or reluctant readers in middle school who can handle the strange content. I'm afraid that at this reading level, little kids will pick it up and it will be too scary for them.

Very misleading!
A modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a twist. Interspersed with engaging black and white illustrations with red accents, there are also red accents in the text to combine for a visually interesting read. My favorite part was the end of the book where there is a chart and instructions for creating your own twice told tale!
Nate LeBoutillier
May 19, 2014 Nate LeBoutillier rated it liked it
Hey, some really thoughtful line-by-line writing off the bat--and some quite fine basketball writing (you never know where you'll get that...but it's rare). The plot was nuts in the end. But I read it with my daughter in a single day and it was worthwhile for sure.
MC Bonet
Jun 30, 2016 MC Bonet rated it really liked it
Interesting take on a classic fairy tale. Seems a bit silly that he stole food, but I guess it works with the retelling of the story.
Katey Lovell
Aug 24, 2013 Katey Lovell rated it really liked it
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Short fun twisted tale about Little Red Riding Hood- Lots of crisp black and white pictures. I like how at the end there is some history\backstory about the original tale
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Dec 10, 2013 Sarita rated it really liked it
Cute middle grade modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with beautiful illustrations.
Jun 28, 2013 K. rated it it was ok
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