Saucy and Bubba
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Available in paperback, hardcover, ebook, and audio formats in English.

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Author Pattison and narrator Monica Clark-Robinson imbue this update of "Hansel and Gretel" with just the right mix of youthful idealism and harsh reality. Eleven-year-old Saucy is determined to keep Bubba, her younger brother, safe after their father marries an alcoholic who becomes their stepmother. Clark-Robinson portrays Saucy as a loving yet cautious girl who is constantly worried about her happy-go-lucky brother. Bubba sounds adorable as he follows his sister's advice or, occasionally, balks at her "bossiness." The situation escalates when the children are locked outside overnight and decide to leave home. The hopeful conclusion should help kids in similar situations.

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Sometimes you have to help yourself before you can help someone else, but if you mark your trail, you can always find your way home. That's what the spunky main character of Darcy Pattison's Saucy and Bubba learns in this modern day Hansel and Gretel tale. Saucy is a real character dealing with real stuff—hard stuff that doesn't have easy answers, not in real life and not in fairy tales, either. This is a really compelling and ultimately hopeful story. Highly recommended.
Debby Dahl Edwardson, U.S. National Book Award finalist and author of My Name is Not Easy

Saucy and Bubba

A Hansel and Gretel Tale

Darcy Pattison

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Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale

by Darcy Pattison

In this modern-day Hansel and Gretel story, Saucy and Bubba struggle to get along with Krissy, their alcoholic stepmother. One freezing cold night, Krissy locks Saucy out of the house and Saucy must sleep in the barn. In a desperate move, Saucy and Bubba run away to their aunt’s house–except Aunt Vivian isn’t home. Trying to take care of Bubba for several days forces Saucy to take charge of her own life and accept a terrible sacrifice in order to find safety for herself. This is a heartbreakingly simple story that weaves through the tangled threads of a family and builds to an ending full of hope.

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Sometimes you have to help yourself before you can help someone else, but if you mark your trail, you can always find your way home. That's what the spunky main character of Darcy Pattison's Saucy and Bubba learns in this modern day Hansel and Gretel tale. Saucy is a real character dealing with real stuff—hard stuff that doesn't have easy answers, not in real life and not in fairy tales, either. This is a really compelling and ultimately hopeful story. Highly recommended.
-- Debby Dahl Edwardson, National Book Award finalist and author of My Name is Not Easy

Author Biography

DARCY PATTISON, Children’s Book Author: Published WorldWide

Published in nine languages, children’s book author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison (darcypattison.com) has been published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, and Mims House. Her books received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, BCCB and PW. Twice her books have been honored as U. S. National Science Teacher’s Association Outstanding Science Trade books. The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt) received an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature Honor Book award, was named a U.S. Notable Book in Language Arts, and has been reprinted in a Houghton Mifflin textbook.

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fairy tale, folk tale, hansel and gretel, runaway, alcoholic, family relationships, step mother, step child,

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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
Children
Publisher / Imprint
Mims House
Publication Country / Place
United States
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9781629440088
Format
Hardback
Copyright Information

c. 2014 Darcy Pattison

Published Date
March 2014
Primary Price
23.99 USD
Pages
146
Dimensions
8 x 5 inches