Once there have been 3 sisters who lived jointly in a cottage within the woods. The oldest sister used to be no varied from people. She had only one eye, correct in the course of her brow. the center sister was once additionally really traditional. She had one eye on her brow, and one on both sides of her face. however the youngest sister was once assorted. Her identify was once Two-Eyes, and that is simply what she had.
In this playful retelling of a story from the Brothers Grimm, a tender woman with merciless sisters will get support from an outdated girl, a good-looking knight, and a few magical verses -- and in spite of everything reveals out she isn't so on my own as she believed.
Rated "A" by means of leisure Weekly
2007 long island Public Library's "100 Titles for examining and Sharing"
TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS -- A READER'S THEATER SCRIPT OF THIS ebook is offered loose ON AARON'S net SITE.
Aaron Shepard is the award-winning writer of "The Legend of Lightning Larry," "The Adventures of Mouse Deer," "The Sea King's Daughter," "The Baker's Dozen," and lots of extra youngsters' books. His tales additionally seem usually in Cricket magazine.
Gary Clement is a political cartoonist for Canada's nationwide put up, and the winner of the 1999 Canadian Governor General's Literary Award for kid's Literature, Illustration.
"Scrappy little Two-Eyes is an extremely beautiful personality. . . . Many vintage Grimm stories are downright scary, yet this contemporary retelling manages to stick very on the subject of the unique whereas making it thoroughly obtainable to cutting-edge kids." -- Tina Jordan, leisure Weekly, Jan. 18, 2007, "A" rating
"Shepard proves that updating a vintage could be a deal with for a brand new new release of readers." -- Publishers Weekly, Nov. thirteen, 2006
"Wry enjoyable for the early grades." -- Kirkus experiences, Nov. 15, 2006
"An outdated story will get a facelift during this vigorous model. . . . with a purpose to happily-ever-after, a great time may be had by way of all." -- Ilene Cooper, Booklist, Jan. 1, 2007
"Children will benefit from the humor during this reincarnation. . . . Will make first-class fodder for reader's theater, with a script on hand at the author's net site." -- Grace Oliff, college Library magazine, Jan. 2007
"This could be a Grimm story, however it isn't really a grim one. . . . . The vast comedy of Gary Clement's watercolor illustrations is a deal with. . . . . grownup readers will get pleasure from sly touches." -- Susan Perren, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Jan. 20, 2007
"Shepard's twist of getting Two-Eyes be the weird one provides the kind of humor younger readers frequently take pleasure in so much, the place they're in at the joke." -- The Horn booklet, Jan.-Feb., 2007
Now, the sisters owned a goat, and each day Two-Eyes took it to the meadow to graze. One morning, while she'd had rarely something to consume, she sat within the grass and cried her eyes out.
All instantly, an previous lady stood prior to her. however the greatest shock was once that this girl had eyes, similar to Two-Eyes herself.
"What's unsuitable, my dear?" requested the woman.
"It's my sisters," Two-Eyes advised her. "They by no means provide me adequate to eat."
"Don't fear approximately that!" acknowledged the girl. "You could have up to you're keen on. simply say for your goat,
'Bleat, goat, bleat.
and produce me plenty to eat!'
Then you will have lots. for those who don't need any longer, simply say,
'Bleat, goat, bleat.
i have had a lot to eat!'
Then the remaining will vanish. similar to this."
And the outdated girl vanished -- similar to that.