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Download Leaping Beauty Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (684 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gregory Maguire Narrator: Gregory Maguire Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairy tales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliant, funny, and nationally best-selling author of the adult novel Wicked as well as 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 the ageless, exquisite Cinderella could be recast as the silly story of an enormous yet lovable elephant who plods along to the ball with glass pie plates on her feet; or 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lulu | 2/18/2014

    " Very funny! :3 a 'must-read', quote the New York Times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky | 2/16/2014

    " This was a cute book of short stories. I'm normally not in to the short story but I will be reading this one to owen. It as Mcguire is, a different take on the standard stories. I enjoyed them yet they aren't something I'll need to read again until its time to read these to Owen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lkenner | 2/12/2014

    " Great take on fairytales.Very well done and is funny, but also serious and firm. This book is holding onto a good handle. I really enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pauline | 2/7/2014

    " Love the clever and unique style of Maguire. Easy to read to young children, one short episode/chapter at a time... "

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