A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books

A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books

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Poky Little Puppy and The Tawny Scrawny Lion are just two of the 46 classic Little Golden Books included in this unparalleled collection. Selected by noted a children's book editor, and with a new introduction by scholar, Leonard S. Marcus, no other collection brings so many time-tested favorites together in one place. A wonderful gift item, complete with a ribbon…  See more details below

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Poky Little Puppy and The Tawny Scrawny Lion are just two of the 46 classic Little Golden Books included in this unparalleled collection. Selected by noted a children's book editor, and with a new introduction by scholar, Leonard S. Marcus, no other collection brings so many time-tested favorites together in one place. A wonderful gift item, complete with a ribbon marker, that will occupy a special place in every home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307168504
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/20/2001
Series:
Golden Classics Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Treasury features a handsomely designed front, back cover and endpaper, and includes many wonderful stories that are currently out of print. While it is a real treat to revisit many of these old favorites, and to be able to share stories I loved as a child with my daughter, I was very disappointed by the sloppy art direction. This compilation demonstrates a near sacriligeous mishandling of many of the original illustrations, excluding at least half for each story and reproducing those included at about the size of a postage stamp, so that one must squint to make out the details. The original illustrations were an integral part of the Little Golden Books experience, and yet the editors of this Treasury have arranged the prictures in a haphazard manner, often completely out of synch with the text. The main problem is that the publisher attempted to cram a large number of stories and illustrations into too short a space, therefore spoiling the entire collection (for an example of how this should be done, one has only to turn to the marvelous collection, 'The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter'). While the Treasury deserves four star for including so many 'time tested' favorites, it deserves a failing grade for its bungled handling of the illustrations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was little, my dad read stories from this book so often that my brothers, my sisters, and I have a lot of them memorized. It contains many of the original Golden Books stories that are no longer available anywhere else.