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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2002

    Good As Gold

    In Good As Gold, a collection of seven stories from different countries, Barbara Baumgartner retells old stories that many of us may recognize. The common thread throughout each is the presence of gold. For example, in ¡°King Midas and the Golden Touch,¡± King Midas receives a power that enables him to turn all he touches into gold. He quickly realizes that this power will cause problems. In this story as well as all the others, Baumgartner manages to capture the wonderful aspects of oral storytelling in her written text. Each story begins with the phrase ¡°Long ago¡± or ¡°Once upon a time,¡± which immediately takes readers to a faraway land, immersing them in the story. All the illustrations are full of rich colors, focusing on gold and its complementary colors. The illustrations and the text contribute to develop particular characters that contrast with the other characters in the story, helping to emphasize the moral. An explicit moral appears at the end of the story, but the moral is also quite evident from the text. The beautiful pictures and rich text immerse the reader in this book and the valuable life lessons that it teaches.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2002

    Great bedtime stories

    I've read this book to my children for years. 4 year olds can enjoy these stories as well as children of ten. The stories are short, beautifully illustrated, and contain a moral message. We have hundreds of books but this is the one that is most often requested for bedtime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2001

    Great Family Reading

    This is an fantastic book. It maintains the interest of both my 7 year old and 5 year old. I enjoy the thoughtful stories and beautiful illustrations. It is a book that will appeal to boys and girls alike. Barbara VanHeyningen

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