Mischievous Retellings of a Classic Tale. Humorous to horrifying versions of "Little Red Riding Hood" offer fantasy fiction with a unique contemporary voice.<br /> Award-winning author Vivian Vande Velde (Edgar Award for <i>Never Trust a Dead Man</i> i n 2000) uses her talent to craft eight original stories based on one of the most-interpreted tales in literature, "Little Red Riding Hood." In stories with titles like "Little Red Headache," the author asks questions such as: Which character is the most fashion-challenged? Who is really the scariest? But be prepared: the characters are not always what they seem. Occasionally they turn out to be better or cleverer than they were in the original story. And occasionally they're much, much worse! With scares and surprises sprinkled along the way, these sometimes dark but always imaginative tales keep fans of fairy-tale fiction ever-so-slightly off balance.