Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairytales than
Gregory Maguire, the brilliantly funny author of the adult novel
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well
as of the hilarious middle-grade series, The Hamlet Chronicles.
Zany animals of all species run through these fractured tales
with alarming speed and dexterity. Who would have thought that
Sleeping Beauty, that most regal of all fairy- tales, could be
twisted into the story of a frog with a most unusual and promising
dance career? Get ready to meet a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp,
seven giant giraffes; and one very bad walrus.