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5.0 out of 5 stars
An entertaining and informing look at Little Red Riding Hood, 15 May 2002
Jack Zipes is one of today's leading writers on fairytales, and it really shows in this excellent work. The first half of the book is a critical discussion of the tale and its socio-political implications, followed by different versions of the story reflecting the different agendas of the authors, and different historical periods. Absolutely fascinating stuff for anyone with an interest in fairytales, wolves or girls in red capes!