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The Cottage in the Woods

Title

The Cottage in the Woods

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Pages

391 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780385755733

Genre

fantasy

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Foster care; Single parent; Racial discrimination; Family member death; foster child; foster home care; single father; death of a parent; grief; racism

Annotation

Presents the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" as told by young Teddy's governess, who came to work at the Vaughn family "cottage" shortly before a golden-haired girl, ragged and dirty, entered the home and soon became a beloved foster child, until evil characters tried to take her away.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

single father, mother and father

Main Character

bear (female)

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Bears / Humans

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade (Speculative Fiction)

Keywords

fairy tales; governesses

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Cottage in the Woods

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