Out of the woods

by Gardner, Lyn (Theater critic)

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Gardner
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j GARDNER
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Collection  Children's Fiction
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The fun fair is in town! With its clouds of pink candy floss and whirling big wheel, what child could resist such temptation? Little do the Eden sisters know that they are being lured into a wicked witch's lair. . . . Belladonna wants
Aurora's heart and Storm's all-powerful musical pipe, and she will stop at nothing to get them. Driven by vanity and greed, she makes a truly formidable adversary.

After escaping from a deadly game of hide-and-seek in the enchanted fair, our three heroines flee through the woods, with several ravenous wolves and a sweet-toothed lion hot on their heels. Now they face their biggest challenge yet: a treacherous journey into the Underworld. For only when the pipe has been safely returned to the land of the dead will the Eden sisters truly be out of the woods. . . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Temporarily abandoned by their adventurous father, the Eden sisters encounter a villainous witch, Belladonna, who pretends she has become their stepmother in order to obtain (and consume) Aurora's heart. Luckily the plan goes awry, unleashing a chain of adventures that humorously reinterpret fairy-tale characters and plots. In this sequel to Into the Woods (2007), the girls' personalities shine through: Aurora outwits a wolf with her tasty cooking; the loquacious Anyis transformed into a croaking frog; and Storm bravely journeys to the Underworld, meeting her mother and returning a magic pipe. Satisfying fare for fairy-tale or adventure fans.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After the events of Into the Woods (2007), the Eden family threw away a magic musical pipe that would grant them any wish, but now that flute has found its way back to them. On top of that, the evil witch Belladonna is after the heart of the eldest Eden sister, Aurora, to keep herself young and beautiful. It falls to the stubbornly adventurous Storm to protect Aurora and keep Belladonna from getting the pipe, even going to the underworld and confronting an old nemesis to do so. Grey's b&w artwork is incorporated into the text throughout--a sailboat pushes through the book's gutter, and shards of broken mirror surround another spread like daggers. The myth and fairy tale allusions and references (Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, among many others) should entrance younger readers, while a story line mixing action with tragedy, familial love with jealousy and sibling rivalry, and a fear of change with hope, will appeal to a broad audience. Storm faces hard choices, and the courage--and regret--with which she meets them with is always believable. Ages 8-12. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher Oxford ; New York :David Fickling Books,2009
Edition 1st American ed.
Contributors Grey, Mini.
Language English
Description 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780385751544 (trade)
0385751540 (trade)
9780385751568 (lib. bdg.)
0385751567 (lib. bdg.)
9780385610360 (hbk.)
038561036X (hbk.)
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