Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman

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Traveling alone, deep in the woods, Elisabeth suspects her basket of treats isn't the only thing a sly wolf is after.


A classic of children's literature, this retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale brings new life to an old favorite with illustrations that children will linger over.


Surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers, mushrooms, pinecones, and birds, Elisabeth heads off in her red cloak to visit her ailing grandmother. She's all alone--until she is joined by a wicked wolf, who urges her to stray from her wooded path. Framed with hand-drawn patterns and textured vignettes, Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations add intrigue to the familiar story, filled with subtle detail and depth.


With the help of a brave woodsman, Elisabeth and her grandmother are saved, and Little Red Riding Hood learns a valuable lesson.


Little Red Riding Hood was a Caldecott Honor Book, and received a Gold Kite Award for Picture Book Text.
A book that revitalizes the story and that will satisfy both children and adults.-- Booklist


Hyman is a story artist.-- American Library Association

The book is aesthetically a visual feast.-- Language Arts


The pictures are loaded with details to entrance the eye and the characters are portrayed with warmth and charm.-- Childhood Education

Trina Schart Hyman, a great admirer of the Brothers Grimm, has wanted to retell and illustrate Little Red Riding Hood ever since she was a little girl. She has illustrated other Grimms' tales, including Snow White, translated by Paul Heins: Sleeping Beauty; and Rapunzel, retold by Barbara Rogasky.

Target Age: 4-8

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Pub Date: September 12, 2023

0.4" H x 9.4" L x 8.5" W

32 pages 


Pub Date: January 01, 1983

0.1" H x 9.3" L x 8.0" W

26 pages