Once there have been 3 sisters who lived jointly in a cottage within the woods. The oldest sister was once no varied from other folks. She had only one eye, correct in the midst of her brow. the center sister used to be additionally relatively traditional. She had one eye on her brow, and one on either side of her face. however the youngest sister used to be assorted. Her identify used to be Two-Eyes, and that is simply what she had.
In this playful retelling of a story from the Brothers Grimm, a tender girl with merciless sisters will get aid from an outdated lady, a good-looking knight, and a few magical verses -- and in any case reveals out she isn't so by myself as she believed.
Rated "A" through leisure Weekly
2007 long island Public Library's "100 Titles for analyzing and Sharing"
TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS -- A READER'S THEATER SCRIPT OF THIS booklet is accessible unfastened ON AARON'S internet 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 teenagers' books. His tales additionally look frequently in Cricket magazine.
Gary Clement is a political cartoonist for Canada's nationwide submit, and the winner of the 1999 Canadian Governor General's Literary Award for kid's Literature, Illustration.
"Scrappy little Two-Eyes is a particularly beautiful personality. . . . Many vintage Grimm stories are downright scary, yet this contemporary retelling manages to stick very with regards to the unique whereas making it thoroughly obtainable to trendy 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 iteration of readers." -- Publishers Weekly, Nov. thirteen, 2006
"Wry enjoyable for the early grades." -- Kirkus experiences, Nov. 15, 2006
"An previous story will get a facelift during this energetic model. . . . that allows you to happily-ever-after, a great time might be had by means of all." -- Ilene Cooper, Booklist, Jan. 1, 2007
"Children will benefit from the humor during this reincarnation. . . . Will make very good fodder for reader's theater, with a script to be had at the author's internet site." -- Grace Oliff, tuition Library magazine, Jan. 2007
"This could be a Grimm story, however it isn't a grim one. . . . . The vast comedy of Gary Clement's watercolor illustrations is a deal with. . . . . grownup readers will take pleasure in sly touches." -- Susan Perren, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Jan. 20, 2007
"Shepard's twist of getting Two-Eyes be the bizarre one provides the kind of humor younger readers frequently get pleasure from 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, whilst she'd had hardly ever something to devour, she sat within the grass and cried her eyes out.
All immediately, an outdated girl stood earlier than her. however the largest shock was once that this lady had eyes, similar to Two-Eyes herself.
"What's mistaken, my dear?" requested the woman.
"It's my sisters," Two-Eyes informed her. "They by no means provide me adequate to eat."
"Don't fear approximately that!" stated 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 should have lots. in the event you don't need any longer, simply say,
'Bleat, goat, bleat.
i have had lots to eat!'
Then the remainder will vanish. similar to this."
And the previous lady vanished -- similar to that.