Brave Red, Smart Frog

By Emily Jenkins
Illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason

Step into a wintry forest where seven iconic fairy tales unfold, retold with keen insight and touches of humor.

There once was a frozen forest so cold, you could feel it through the soles of your boots. It was a strange place where some kisses broke enchantments and others began them. Many said witches lived there — some with cold hearts, others with hot ovens and ugly appetites — and also dwarves in tiny houses made of stones. In this icy wood, a stepmother might eat a girl’s heart to restore her own beauty, while a woodcutter might become stupid with grief at the death of his donkey. Here a princess with too many dresses grows spiteful out of loneliness, while a mistreated girl who is kind to a crone finds pearls dropping from her mouth whenever she speaks. With empathy and an ear for emotion, Emily Jenkins retells seven fairy tales in contemporary language that reveals both the pathos and humor of some of our most beloved stories. Charming illustrations by Rohan Daniel Eason add whimsical details that enhance every new reading.

  • The seven stories include: Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Toads and Pearls, The Three Noodles, among others.
  • Beloved writer Emily Jenkins brings her fresh voices to these traditional fairy tales; inventive for a modern audience, yet still faithful to the original.
  • Ideal for use in the classroom or as bedtime stories, Brave Red Smart Frog makes the perfect read-aloud.

About the author

Emily Jenkins is the author of many books for children, including the recent picture books Tiger and Badger, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, and Princessland, illustrated by Yoko Tanaka. Her chapter books include the Toys series, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky; she is co-author of the Upside-down Magic series. Emily Jenkins lives in New York City.

About the illustrator

Rohan Daniel Eason has illustrated several books for children, including My First Kafka: Runaways, Rodents, and Giant Bugs by Matthue Roth. Rohan Daniel Eason lives and works in London.

ISBN: 9780763665586
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Dimensions: 152 x 209mm, 104pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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