My First Oxford Book of Stories is a perfect introduction to the magical world of the fairy tale. Perennial favorites are retold by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. Including plenty of fun and humor specifically designed for this very young age group, the author never loses sight of the traditional shape and feel of the original classics. The illustrations by Robina Green are a delight--finely detailed and handsomely colored, they recreate the imaginary world of the fairy tale with all its magical power.
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From Kirkus Reviews:
Geraldine McCaughrean is an acclaimed children's writer, whose books include The Random Children's Book of Stories from the Ballet and My First Oxford Book of Stories, as well as classic retellings of Moby Dick, The Canterbury Tales and The Odyssey.
Twelve chestnuts in standard versions, lightly massaged by McCaughrean (Grandma Chickenlegs, 1999, etc.) and illustrated with plenty of small, finely detailed vignettes. The body count is relatively low: the Big Bad Wolf survives his encounter with Little Red Riding Hood, and sneezes out the six little kids; the first two Little Pigs escape when their houses are blown down; and the Third Billy Goat Gruff merely tosses the troll so high that he takes three days to come down. Similarly, young viewers will not actually see the Gingerbread Boy being eaten, or the wolf marinating in the Third Little Pig's pot. Happily, the occasional vivid image--the string of villagers trailing willy-nilly behind the Golden Goose are all glued as close together as the letters in a word--or turn of phrase gives the tales a few sparks of spontaneity, the Little Red Hen eats the loaf all by herself in this version, and the witch who loans the magic porridge pot turns out to be a merry sort--Just my little joke, she croaks, giggling at the sight of dried porridge on the local steeple. Judy Sierra's Nursery Tales From Around the World (1996) draws from a wider range of traditions, and many collections, led by Anne Rockwell's Three Bears and 15 Other Stories (1975), are larger gatherings, but this makes a suitable, if conventional, choice for adults searching for a fresh gathering of the perennials to share with younger children. (Folk tales. 8-10) -- Copyright © 2000 Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Ruby Green (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria M0192781871
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0192781871
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110192781871