Welcome to our stop on RED: The True Story of Red Riding Hood tour for Liesl Shurtliff.
RED: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Fairy Tales
Released: April 12th 2016
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
"Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all!”—Chris Grabenstein, New York Times Bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
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. . . .
Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump.
Author Random Facts
Simply list 10 totally random facts about yourself and include images if you can!
2. I for reals wish I could go to Hogwarts.
3. I have seven brothers and sisters.
4. Seven just happens to be my favorite number.
5. When we were newlyweds, my husband and I performed the leads in Neils Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. Shortly after that we moved to New York for the summer and basically replicated the Bratter’s lives in a tiny apartment on the 5th floor with no elevator. Karma is cool!
6. My youngest son inspired the gnomes in my fairytale world. He was a year when I started writing Rump.
7. I live just a few blocks from President Obama’s house, not the white one. The one he lived in before that. It’s cool, but we hate it when he visits town.
8. I practice yoga.
9. My first written story on record is from 2nd grade and wouldn’t you know, it was a fairytale about a turtle who finds a magic lamp.
10. When I was two, I got into a tub of Vaseline and made a giant mess for my mom. ALL THREE of my children have done the same thing! I swear I didn’t plan it. Karma is a beast. (1. Lieslvaseline 2. Vaseline01 3. Family).
Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the mountains for her playground. Just like Rump, Liesl was shy about her name, growing up. Not only did it rhyme with weasel, she could never find it on any of those personalized key chains in gift shops. But over the years she’s grown to love having an unusual name—and today she wouldn’t change it for the world!
Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. She now lives in Chicago with her husband and three young children, where she still dreams of the mountains. Rump is her first novel.