A series of contemporary fairy tales populated by wolves, witches, snakes, and an entirely new breed of heroine. In this Brothers Grimm-meets-Bridget Jones collection of linked stories, Danielle Wood introduces readers to Rosie Little, a thoroughly modern Little Red Riding Hood who offers her sharp, rueful take on life, love, and everything in between. Rosie knows better than most that some men are wolves at heart, that the snake in the grass is to be avoided, and that fairy-tale endings are usually, in the end, only fairy tales. And yet stout-hearted Rosie reassures us that there are ways out of the deep dark forests of our own making, offering survival tales of teenagers deflowered at parties, a young journalist who misses the chance to write a front-page story because she's busy flirting with a married man, and two women who must cope with the loss of their babies. A brand-new take on the age-old fairy tale, Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls will appeal especially to readers like Rosie, those with "boots as stout as their hearts, and who are prepared to firmly lace them up (boots and hearts both) and step out into the wilds in search of what they desire."

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