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Monday Linky from Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers and Kathryn from Book Date!


Jonathan Auxier, DJ McHale, Liesl Shurtliff, Raymond Arroyo and Cecil Castellucci

 I'm also really excited about Liesl Shurtliff's books. Her first book was Rump.  Later she wrote Jack and now Red
I will confess...I bought all three of her books at the LA Times Festival of Books!

I just finished reading Red, the newest book by Liesl Shurtliff. I love the way she intertwines all the classics: Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks, Beauty and the Beast.  She takes these stories and weaves them together but she also changes them in a way you may not have expected.  For example, did you know, the Beast IS Beauty?  Shocker!

I love this quote:
     "Then how am I supposed to know who's good?" Goldie asked.  "How can I trust anyone?"
     How was I to answer such a question?  It's true, you can't tell just be looking at someone.  You can't always tell by talking to them.  And sometimes even the things they do don't speak to their character, because you don't know why they're doing them.
     "You can't really ever know," I said.  "I guess you have to take risks."
Red by Liesl Shurtfill p. 114-115 Knopf 2016

Good stuff, huh?  

Whenever I'm lucky enough to get a book signed by the author, I have them sign it to my class.  The kids get such a kick out of it!

It's a great adventure.  I can't wait to read it to my kids!  
They're begging me for it.

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