Wilhelmina Harper's The Gunniwolf is a classic-beloved by readers, storytellers, and teachers. Unavailable for years, it is back with fabulous new illustrations by Barbara Upton, perfect for our time. Its vibrant, rhythmic read-aloud text-sprinkled with dialect-tells the story of Little Girl, who is forbidden to enter the jungle for fear of meeting the Gunniwolf. But when she does, this version's Gunniwolf seems almost playful-if just a little scary. But Little Girl learns her lesson, and a new generation of listeners will be rapt with delight at this "guten sweeten" book.
Illustrated by Barbara Upton.
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Wilhelmina Harper was a prominent children's librarian and noted anthologist and folklorist. She was born in Maine and worked in libraries in New York City, California, and France.
Barbara Upton is the illustrator of Adventure on Klickitat Island, by Hilary Horder Hippely, also published by Dutton.
PreS-Gr. 1. A staple of story hours for decades, the tale of the Gunniwolf returns, with Harper's text reprinted almost word for word, but illustrations that are larger, brighter, and glossier than William Wiesner's pictures for the familiar 1967 version. The Gunniwolf, who resembled a lion in the old edition, now looks more like a large, overly friendly dog. The old version appeared to take place in India; the new one has an idyllic, woodland setting reminiscent of the American frontier, though the text specifies a "dense jungle." An unsigned introductory note, which calls the story "an American folktale whose origin is uncertain," offers thoughtful commentary on the tale. Some will find the art in this picture book overly sweet; others will be captivated by Upton's pretty interpretation of Harper's beautifully cadenced text. Carolyn Phelan
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Descrizione libro Dutton Juvenile, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110525467858
Descrizione libro Dutton Juvenile, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0525467858
Descrizione libro Dutton Juvenile, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Barbara Upton (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria M0525467858