This title contains a selection of well-loved tales from Chaucer's literary masterpiece retold in humorous comic-strip style. Travel back to Medieval England and join Chaucer and his band of Canterbury pilgrims in this wonderful introduction to one of Britain's greatest literary legacies. These nine well-loved tales, from a host of colourful characters - the Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, the Wife of Bath, the Summoner, the Clerk, the Franklin, the Pardoner and the Nun's Priest - are brought to life with Marcia Williams' trademark witty, comic-strip art, allowing this classic text to be enjoyed by all ages.
Marcia Williams has illustrated and retold many literary classics for children with her distinctive cartoon-strip style. Among her highly-acclaimed titles are: Greek Myths, Mr William Shakespeare's Plays, God and His Creations: Tales from the Old Testament and Charles Dickens and Friends. Marcia lives in London.From School Library Journal:
Starred Review. Grade 4–8—Chaucer's pilgrims come to life in this energetic retelling of nine tales. The most familiar stories—"The Nun's Priest's Tale," "The Pardoner's Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Tale"—are here, as are the earthier Miller's and Summoner's tales, and the clever Knight's and Clerk's tales. Quotes in medieval English are featured in dialogue bubbles, while the stories themselves are told in clear modern prose with a poetic bent. For example, in the "The Wife of Bath's Tale," the knight "glimpsed a group of delightful damsels dancing in a glade." As happens throughout the text, children are introduced to elevated vocabulary that captures the original intent of Chaucer's poetry, while elucidating the meaning of the unfamiliar words through the illustrations. Throughout, the juxtaposition of medieval and modern English adds to the comic feel. The watercolor-and-ink cartoon art displayed in a comic-book format is a perfect match for the raucous and sometimes-raw humor, with exaggerated facial expressions and purposely disproportionate body parts. For instance, in "The Miller's Tale," when Alison offers her bottom out the window for Absolon to kiss, it is a rather prominent derriere that meets his waiting lips, a fact that is sure to provoke loud guffaws from students. The essence of each tale is intact, allowing the audience to savor Chaucer's genius, with free use of words such as "fart." Williams's collection is an excellent opportunity to expose children to more accounts than the four in Barbara Cohen's The Canterbury Tales (HarperCollins, 1988). A sure way to hook kids into reading classic literature.—Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI
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Descrizione libro Walker Books, London, 2007. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Marcia Williams (illustratore). First Edition. Hardback: laminated colour pictorial boards, pages clean, fine. folio, 45pp. 10 tales, told mostly in comic strip format in colour by MARCIA WILLIAMS. Codice libro della libreria 12D41
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