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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

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

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

Main Character

bear (female)

Race/Ethnicities

Bears / Humans

Family Formation

single father, mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

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

Keywords

fairy tales; governesses

Diversity Impact

direct

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