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).