Description: If you flip through the pages of LEAPING BEAUTY expecting to read traditional fairy tales with familiar characters and situations, you're in for quite a shock. Because the eight tales that Gregory Maguire has written and compiled here are 'fractured.'
Who would have thought that Cinderella could be recast as the silly story of an enormous yet lovable elephant who plods along to the ball with glass pie plates on her feet? Or that Sleeping Beauty could be twisted into the story of a frog with a most unusual and promising dance career? Get ready to meet a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp, seven giant giraffes and one very bad walrus, in this hilarious collection of fractured fairy tales.