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McKay, Hilary

Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spun

(2) 4-6 Illustrated by Sarah Gibb. McKay retells ten familiar fairy tales from the European tradition. Within the context of varied tellers and points of view, the gist of the classic stories remains largely intact, but McKay brings her own warm, insightful humor into the magical world. Earnest, scruffy, brave, greedy, or hard-working, her child characters are earthy and realistic, with Gibb's delicate silhouette illustrations casting a sparkle of glamour over them.


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