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Author: Ed Young
Illustrator: Ed Young
Publisher: Philomel Books, a division of The Putnam & Grosset Group (now a division of Penguin Random House)
Publication year: 1989
Brief Summary: From Penguin Random House-“With characteristic flair and energy, award-winning artist Ed Young illustrates the ancient Chinese version of the favorite fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Young’s vibrant, yet delicate, pastels and watercolors add drama to the deftly translated story.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – This is another one that I am not sure, due to its copyright of 1989, would be in a school library. However, if it were, it would be a good one to add with some of the other versions of fairy tales I have covered so far. This could be compared and contrasted, for instance, to Little Red that I just covered.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I was interested in reading this book after it was mentioned in class. The almost abstract illustrations lend to the fantastical setting of this fairy tale. As Ed Young was born and raised in China, this is a fairy tale that he himself heard growing up. As such, this is one of the few fairy tales (that I have covered) from another culture that is written (and illustrated) by a person from that culture.