Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses (Hardback)
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Short Description for Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Koertge ("Stoner & Spaz") brings dark and contemporary humor to 20 iconic fairy tales, including OThe Little Match Girl, O OThe Twelve Dancing Princesses, O and OThumbelina.O Illustrations.
- Published: 10 July 2012
- Format: Hardback 96 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780763644062 ISBN 10: 0763644064
- Sales rank: 139,057
Full description for Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses
Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Ron Koertge brings dark and contemporary humor to twenty iconic fairy tales. Once upon a time, there was a strung-out match girl who sold CDs to stoners. Twelve impetuous sisters escaped King Daddy's clutches to jiggle and cavort and wear out their shoes. A fickle Thumbelina searched for a tiny husband, leaving bodies in her wake. And Little Red Riding Hood confessed that she kind of "wanted" to know what it's like to be swallowed whole. From bloodied and blinded stepsisters (they were duped) to a chopped-off finger flying into a heroine's cleavage, this is fairy tale world turned upside down. Ron Koertge knows what really happened to all those wolves and maidens, ogres and orphans, kings and piglets, and he knows about the Ever After. So come closer -- he wants to whisper in your ear.