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The Cottage in the Woods

Title

The Cottage in the Woods

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780385755733

Pages

391 pages

Genre

animal fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

1030L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

female bear

Race/Ethnicities

Bears / Humans

Family Formation

single father, mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade (Speculative Fiction)
Parents' Choice Award, 2015, Silver, Fiction
Best Audiobooks, 2015 Children & Family
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2015 Middle Grade

Keywords

fairy tales; governesses; enchanted forest; friendship; anthropomorphic animals; romance; politics

Diversity Impact

direct

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