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Once upon a Fairy Tale: Four Favorite…

Once upon a Fairy Tale: Four Favorite Stories (2001)

by Starbright Foundation

Other authors: Nicolas Cage (Contributor), Kelsey Grammer (Contributor), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Contributor), Kevin Kline (Contributor), Barry Moser (Illustrator)3 more, Norman Schwarzkopf (Contributor), Robin Williams (Contributor), Bruce Willis (Contributor)

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Cage, NicolasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grammer, KelseyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hewitt, Jennifer LoveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kline, KevinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schwarzkopf, NormanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, RobinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willis, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Little Red Riding Hood, the Frog Prince, Goldilocks, Rumplestiltskin... You may remember this cast of characters from story hour. Stand this beloved crew on their heads, stretch them, twist them, and surround them from all sides and you have Once upon a Fairy Tale, the second star-studded children's book project (following The Emperor's New Clothes) to benefit the Starbright Foundation for seriously ill children. Twenty-one celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Barbra Streisand to Robin Williams to Steven Spielberg share their short, unique takes on four traditional stories, teaming up with a dizzying array of artistic talent from Chris Raschka to Anita Lobel. (Among our favorites are Berkeley Breathed's goofy rendition of the Frog Prince and Giselle Potter's odd perspective on Goldilocks.) A full-length audio CD, slipped into a pocket in the back of the book, is chock-full of bedtime stories read by celebrities, complete with delicate musical accompaniments. (Please note: you can't listen while reading along with the book--there are enough discrepancies in the recorded version to make it too distracting.) Brief biographies of the cast of celebrities and illustrators end this eclectic collection. If you never imagined Bruce Willis reading a bedtime story, or Calista Flockhart as Goldilocks (okay, so that's easy), dreams come true here for the pop-culture-entrenched. (Ages 6 to adult)

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Individual characters share their points of view on four familiar fairy tales, providing a new way of looking at each. The accompanying CD consists of celebrities such as Robin Williams and Callista Flockart reading the stories.

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