The Girl and the Wolf

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m interested in Little Red Riding Hood versions, and Katherena Vermette‘s The Girl and the Wolf is an interesting one. Vermette, who is Métis, was inspired by both traditional stories and European fairy tales. Beautiful illustrations by Julie Flett make the forest and darkness come alive. The girl in the red dress is lost, and the wolf is not evil. This story has more of the natural world in it than most retellings, and it strays further from the Grimms than most, as well (to its credit).


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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4 Responses to The Girl and the Wolf

  1. Love the cover — it looks more realistic for this tale. I love the many different retellings of this favorite tale.

  2. I, too, love the cover and it’s striking red vs charcoal images. Putting this one on my TBR list. Thanks!

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