Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff
Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything… except magic.
But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.
With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for.
Red is a brave girl who has a talent for messing up magic. She doesn’t trust herself to create a magic potion for granny, so she decides to search for a more permanent magical solution. Goldie is an over-eager and talkative girl who seems to be more trouble than she’s worth. But she’s a good friend, and accompanies Red on her adventure.
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood is the 3rd standalone installment set in the same world as Rump and Jack. I love these fun, fairy tale reimaginings with plenty of magic and heart. The characters are colorful. And the story is full of adventure, mystery, and magical creatures. I love this inspired world with shared characters and endless, adventures and stories to tell.