The fun fair is in town! With its clouds of pink candy floss and whirling big wheel, what child could resist such temptation? Little do the Eden sisters know that they are being lured into a wicked witch’s lair. . . . Belladonna wants
Aurora’s heart and Storm’s all-powerful musical pipe, and she will stop at nothing to get them. Driven by vanity and greed, she makes a truly formidable adversary.
After escaping from a deadly game of hide-and-seek in the enchanted fair, our three heroines flee through the woods, with several ravenous wolves and a sweet-toothed lion hot on their heels. Now they face their biggest challenge yet: a treacherous journey into the Underworld. For only when the pipe has been safely returned to the land of the dead will the Eden sisters truly be out of the woods. . . .
After the events of Into the Woods (2007), the Eden family threw away a magic musical pipe that would grant them any wish, but now that flute has found its way back to them. On top of that, the evil witch Belladonna is after the heart of the eldest Eden sister, Aurora, to keep herself young and beautiful. It falls to the stubbornly adventurous Storm to protect Aurora and keep Belladonna from getting the pipe, even going to the underworld and confronting an old nemesis to do so. Grey's b&w artwork is incorporated into the text throughout a sailboat pushes through the book's gutter, and shards of broken mirror surround another spread like daggers. The myth and fairy tale allusions and references (Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, among many others) should entrance younger readers, while a story line mixing action with tragedy, familial love with jealousy and sibling rivalry, and a fear of change with hope, will appeal to a broad audience. Storm faces hard choices, and the courage and regret with which she meets them with is always believable. Ages 8 12.
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I read “Into The Woods”, the first book, in elementary and fell in love I just recently re read that one and this one!!! I love this series so much and litterally read this book in 2 days!!!