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A wickedly funny book, starring the fairytale characters we love to hate
Who’s the more interesting character? Snow White, or the wicked queen? And who’s got the more interesting back-story, Sleeping Beauty or the 13th fairy? The incomparable Kaye Umansky stands up for our favourite fairy tale villains in this collection, telling their stories with her trademark humour and verve. Snow White’s stepmother is irredeemably, gloriously wicked, bored rigid by her stepdaughter and unrepentant even when found out. Cinderella’s stepsisters are just horrible, and, fascinatingly, unashamedly so. As for the 13th fairy and the witch of the gingerbread cottage, Umansky shows us that they were just misunderstood. Her twists on the tales are very readable and very funny too and this collection is highly recommended.
This is Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel, re-told like you've never seen them before!
A curse involving a spindle goes terribly wrong for poor old Grimbleshanks. The Queen decides it's time for silly, soppy Snow White to go. Lardine and Angula aren't at all happy about having Ella for a stepsister. Old Maggit just wants to win the Wickedest Witch Contest with her house made of sweets.
|Publication date:||5th March 2019|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Kaye Umansky is a truly funny writer. Her classic Pongwiffy series has been a bestseller since first publication and she has been writing for over 30 years. Kaye was born in Plymouth, Devon, and now lives in North London with her husband Mo and her cats. She writes full time in an office with stars on the ceiling. Awards Kaye has collectedNottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The YearTES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping RatsMore About Kaye Umansky