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Out of the Woods

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The fun fair is in town! With its clouds of pink candy floss and whirling big wheel, what child could resist such temptation? Little do the Eden sisters know that they are being lured into a wicked witch’s lair. . . . Belladonna wants
Aurora’s heart and Storm’s all-powerful musical pipe, and she will stop at nothing to get them. Driven by vanity and greed, she makes a truly...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by David Fickling Books (first published August 6th 2009)
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Would you ever go into a deep dark woods that was filled with dangers and mysteries? Where most people wouldn’t go, Storm Eden the heroine of this book is always willing to go. She is witty, clever and courageous. Out of the Woods, is a sequel of the previous book, Into the Woods. They both are great and entertaining books to read, especially if you are a fairytale lover. The have romance, action, comedy, adventure, and humor. Storm is willing to do anything to prot...more
Evelyn Ink
Very fun. Lemony Snickets-esk writing style, with a little bit Penderwicks characters, and a touch of Roald Dahl hyperbole.
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
While I haven't read the first book in the series, I enjoyed reading the sequel. There was enough of the back story that I didn't feel lost on what was going on, nor did I feel that it was redundant. I really liked the way in which Lyn put a spin on various children's fairy tales and meshed them together in this book. It was the fairy tale lore that hooked me the most.

In true fairy tale form, there's adventure, love, danger and an important message that lies just beneath the heart of the story....more
Laura
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Katieb (MundieMoms)
While I haven't read the first book in the series, I enjoyed reading the sequel. There was enough of the back story that I didn't feel lost on what was going on, nor did I feel that it was redundant. I really liked the way in which Lyn put a spin on various children's fairy tales and meshed them together in this book. It was the fairy tale lore that hooked me the most.

In true fairy tale form, there's adventure, love, danger and an important message that lies just beneath the heart of the story....more
Kirsten Erin
To be honest, I was a little disappointed with this sequel. It just didn't quite live up to the first novel and felt disjointed, especially in the beginning.
However, I am really glad to have read it and found out what became of the Eden sisters. There were quite a few brilliant plot points and bits that made me giggle. And I cannot help but enjoy the plethora of fairytales that found their way into the stories.
Annette
Memoir of making it on your own, similar in style to Joan Anderson's A Year by the Sea, but not as full of the inner wisdom Joan shared. This story is more about how Lynn learns to navigate her new life, (empty nest), while learning how to find her way around the woods and mountains where she has taken up residence.

Enlightening, but covers no new ground in my opinion.
Cym
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This book is one of the books that you can read without reading the one that came before it. I don't really remember it that well, but I do remember that I read it at least twice and enjoyed it both times.
Julie
A fun reworking of miscellaneous fairy tales into a contemporary kids' adventure story, with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure. Probably best suited to the younger end of the mid-grade (junior fiction) scale.
Lisa
Book 2 in Lyn Gardner's possible trilogy, this book was so much fun and recommended to me by Timothy. A trio of sisters must make it on their own in the face of Belladonna who wants the beautiful older sister, Aurora's, heart (remind you of a certain fairy tale?) and the magical pipe of the second sister, Storm. Through several twists and turns, visits from other fairy tale characters (even the Grimm brothers), the story comes to a most dramatic ending! For kids who love fantasy and fairy tale,...more
Karen Furlong
Couldn't get into this one enough to finish it.
Kimberly Mcclune
No sequel could have been better penned to a book than this to its predecessor, Into the Woods. Lyn Gardner has once again brought her characters to life in a world intertwined with familiar fair tale stories and personalities. Storm and her sisters face their biggest challenges ever in this final act filled with adventure.
Jenny
This was an enjoyable sequel to Into the Woods. I am a fairy tale junkie, so I really appreciated the references to the classic stories and characters. This (and the first in the series) would be great for a book club...so many extended activities exploring which fairy tale appeared in the stories.
Kristin
Fairy tale mashups can be tricky...and Into the Woods was the only one of the recent ones that I really loved. This sequel is pretty awesome...bringing in greek mythology, LOTR themes, AND a pretty cool girl-powery version of Snow White...with lots of other supporting fairy tale bits as well.
Linda
I felt a bit of deja vu reading this after reading Into the Wild by Sarah Durst. Similar idea with the interweaving of the fairy tale plots, the fast-paced action and the humor. This can be read by itself, but it is the sequel to Into the Woods and there are references to action from that book.
Heather
I didn't like the previous book as much as I had anticipated, but this one was entirely different. I enjoyed it much more than I had anticipated. This book has quite a fun and entertaining cast of characters and a fabulous set of adventures.
Shawn Ruth
Cute YA novel, but I'm pretty sure it is the second book in a series, but I didn't figure this out until I was in the middle of the book. Oh well. It was still a cute book. I will just have to go find the first one now.
Gee
not as good as into the woods but the story line was still enjoyable. also I like how it involved some characters from the first book who we assume we wont see :)
Claire
Not a bad fractured fairy tale by any measure, but disappointingly scattered (less funny, too) in comparison to Gardner's previous Into the Woods.
Kalilah
The first book was much, much better. I only actually enjoyed very few parts in this sequel. But still, the illustrations were good.
Susan
This book started out feeling like a repeat of the first book, but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and plot twists.
Jon Cox
Run-of-the-mill. Paint by numbers. Formulaic. Trying way too hard to be clever, witty, and funny without any measureable success.
Michelle White
THis book was a fun read. I think student's would enjoy reading it too. I got it at the IUS Library.
Renee
Aug 17, 2010 Renee rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 4th-6th
Integrates/refers to several fairy/folk tales most prominently Sleeping Beauty.
Danyelle Leafty
Interesting fairy tale mash up, but I wish it could have gone deeper.
Maggie
I hope there's another book in this series! It was SOOOO good!
Missy
I just found out there was a sequel, and read it in a day.
Kate
Not as good as the first book. I was a bit disappointed.
B
I just couldn't get into this book. Read 3/4 of it.
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Lyn Gardner was born in London. A theater critic for The Guardian, she goes to the theater five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. She and her two daughters have one venerable goldfish (there were two, but one came to a tragic end) and a horse—who is the most demanding, temperamental, and expensive member of the family.
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