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Cottage in the Woods, The


Author: Katherine  COVILLE
Publisher: Knopf
Subject/Category:  5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9780385755740
Review: Fractured fairy tales, classical fiction subjects, folklore, and nursery rhymes combine to teach lessons of tolerance and social justice when Miss Ursula becomes governess for the wealthy noblebear family Vaughn. Amid assisting the mute Goldilocks who was found sleeping in young Teddy Vaughn’s bed, Ursula becomes caught up in the politics of the Enchanted Forest, where violence and segregation between its humans and "enchanted" (talking, civilized) animals threaten to mar the idyllic fairy tale setting. Romance adds to the plot lines offering a fun read for lovers of the fantasy genre.

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