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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a worldrenowned Irish author. Born in Dublin, he moved to London when he turned twenty. Having rejected formal schooling, he educated himself by independent study in the reading room of the British Museum; he also began his career there by writing novels for which he could not find a publisher. His first success was as a music and literary critic, but he was drawn to drama and authored more than sixty plays during his career. Typically his work is leavened by a delightful vein ...
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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a worldrenowned Irish author. Born in Dublin, he moved to London when he turned twenty. Having rejected formal schooling, he educated himself by independent study in the reading room of the British Museum; he also began his career there by writing novels for which he could not find a publisher. His first success was as a music and literary critic, but he was drawn to drama and authored more than sixty plays during his career. Typically his work is leavened by a delightful vein of comedy, but nearly all of it bears earnest messages Shaw hoped his audiences would embrace. He remains the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize (1925) for his contribution to literature and an Oscar (1938) for Pygmalion. Among his most famous works are: Candida (1894), Arms and the Man (1894) and Man and Superman (1902-03).
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Grade 3-5–Cándida is an 11-year-old girl from Caracas who is spending her summer vacation with her grandmother in the village of Maturín. In the three chapters of this book, readers get to know a typical middle schooler, her surprisingly mischievous Venezuelan grandmother, and the village itself, filled with interesting people. Cándida is at first embarrassed by her grandmother's countrified habits, but she soon discovers that there's logic behind her grandmother's odd behavior. The girl learns not to be overly concerned about what people think of her, not to be afraid of ghosts and things that go bump in the night, how to treat a crabby neighbor, and how to deal with her first love. Peli's illustrations are delightfully hip, showing Cándida in a midriff-baring shirt and baggy pants playing on her grandmother's patio, walking to town, and strolling through the town's main plaza. He takes pains with his pen-and-ink sketches to detail the life of the village, as well as the grandmother's shapeless flowery dresses and sparse hair. This delightful book is written in very accessible language and will appeal to reluctant readers. Especially recommended for school libraries.
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—María Otero-Boisvert, "Críticas"
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140481037
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1950
  • Series: Plays Series
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • Pages: 8
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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George Bernard Shaw (1856—1950), one of the most prolific writers of the modern theater, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.
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