Red Riding Hood: The Graphic Novel
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Red Riding Hood: The Graphic Novel

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One morning, young Ruby sets out to visit her grandma's house. She wears a Red Riding Hood to protect her from the forest's evil creatures. But will it? A hungry, old wolf has some evil plans of his own.
Hardcover, 33 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Stone Arch Books (first published August 1st 2008)
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Ch_hayley Medsker
This graphic novel tells the story Little Red Riding Hood or Ruby, as she's referred to in the book. However, the dark and mysterious tone is explicity set upon opening the first page. The setting of this version is in Transylvania with gothic gargoyles and a dark mood. The book has a very "Nightmare before Christmas" feel to it.
While the story is familiar to most, the graphic novel format will likely appeal to reluctant readers. The word bubble text and comic-like illustrations will entertain t...more
In this graphic novel of Red Riding Hood, the tale becomes very dark and scary early on in the book. Ruby, the name given to Red Riding Hood, is going to visit her grandma with her new cape. As the story unfolds, the illustrations become darker and scarier. The layout of the story is in graphic novel format which will appeal to older readers. The ending of the story is different from other versions because Ruby fights back against the wolf and is not saved by the huntsman. Also Grandma is not re...more
Title: Red Riding Hood: The Graphic Novel
Author: Retold by Martin Powell
Illustrator: Victor Rivas
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Year originally published: 2009
Translator (if applicable):None
Approximate Interest Level/Reading Level: Ages 8-13
Format (picture book, audio book, book read online, chapter book/novel, graphic novel): Graphic Novel
Rating system: *****
Brief summary: Ruby, Red Riding Hood goes out to visit her grandma’s house. She wears a red cape made by her grandma from cloth given to her b...more
In this graphic novel, the illustrations, character thoughts and dialogue, bring a new meaning to this famous tale. The author even provides a brief episode on how the riding hood came to exist. In this story, the main character goes by the name of Ruby. Ruby is a young, naive girl that is on her way to Grandmother's house when she is distracted by the Wolf. However, when Ruby encounters the Wolf again, she isn't as "foolish as you think". Great choice in dialogue and detailed illustrations make...more
A new version in a new form, this graphic novel, illustrated by Victor Rivas, presents a powerful Little Red Riding Hood named Ruby who is self-sufficient and able to defend herself against the tricky wolf. With apparent self-defense training -either in kick boxing or kung fu- Ruby catches the wolf off-balance and then dispenses him speedily with a fireplace ax. Grandma and the wolf's other helpless victims are released but they are no longer in human form- they are friendly spirits who continue...more
Lillian Cristina Loys
Genre: Traditional Literature

Awards: None

Grade Level: 5-6

How to Use in classroom:
This book is a fractured folktale of the original "Little Red Riding Hood". In this book her name is Ruby. I would use this book in my classroom because it offers a traditional tale that has been passed down for generations and generations and gives it a dark twist. It also tells this story in a comic-strip form, making it more enjoyable for the students and easier for them to follow along. The back of this book al...more
Nov 03, 2013 Relyn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teachers, parents, kids
Recommended to Relyn by: found at my school's library
Shelves: lawsonland
I taught summer school this year and our theme was Fairy Tales. One of the things I did was bring in about 75 different fairy tale books. We compared and contrasted a variety of Cinderella stories. We discussed all the different ways there are to tell a story. We talked about story elements and plot lines... so much. Another thing I did was introduce kids to graphic novels. This book was one of the ones I used for it. I liked it. Several of my students absolutely loved it.
Alexandra Sinkus
Genre: Traditional Literature
Awards: none
Grade: 5-6

Having this as a graphic novel would make it more approachable to students who aren't too inclined to the whole reading scene yet. I feel that it was also help boys to read fairy tales instead of seeing them as a simply female thing to read. I would have students draw their own version of a fairy tale in graphic novel form.
Oct 22, 2009 Jennifer marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous tale of parental neglect. Who lets their child walk through a dark, wolf-infested forest alone?

But still this was educational. For instance, I didn't realize that it was Perrault's version, not the Grimm Bros., who had the super-depressing, death-to-all ending. The Grimm Bros. actually had two versions, both with happy endings. Kind of shocking.
Another spin on a classic. with no huntsman and a magic cape that protects Ruby during the day from danger, this story has some changes from the original. I thought the ending was especially strange.

Has a glossary at the back and some background on the origins of Red Riding Hood.

The art was good but otherwise it wasn't any different from every other Little Red Riding Hood tale. I liked the beginning (the origins of the red hood) and ending (escape) though.
Nicely retold. Love the illustrations! This is a Stone Arch Books book and the publisher includes nice extras after the story...discusstion questions, writing prompts, and internet sites.
Little Red Riding Hood was drawn so well. I liked the story. It was cute.
Great illustrations and a wonderful spin on the classic tale!
Creepy, with fun new details and a fabulous ending.
I love how a lot of questions are answered in this version.
Loved the spin on this tale of Red Riding Hood...
Not great art, not great adaptation. Not bad.
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Martin Powell is the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. Martin also writes children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Pau...more
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