The Devil's Storybook [NOOK Book]

Overview


The Devil's Storybook is a 1974 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1975 National Book Award Finalist for Children's Books. An ALA Notable Book
Chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best of the Best Books

Ten stories recount the Devil's exploits, successes and failures, in Hell ...

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The Devil's Storybook

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Overview


The Devil's Storybook is a 1974 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1975 National Book Award Finalist for Children's Books. An ALA Notable Book
Chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best of the Best Books

Ten stories recount the Devil's exploits, successes and failures, in Hell and in the world above.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Ten comic stories about the machinations of the Devil to increase the population of his realm...The stories are delightful in their narrative fluency, full of surprises, and frequently spiced with dashes of Saki-like mischief. A suitably wicked but hilarious drawing accompanies each tale."—Starred / The Horn Book

"High on my list is The Devil's Storybook by Natalie Babbitt. This Devil is not dire; he is a scheming practical joker and comes to earth often when he is restless, to play tricks on clergymen, goodwives, poets, and pretty girls."—Jean Stafford, The New Yorker

"A masterful Devil's advocate, Natalie Babbitt presents ten brief testimonials to Satan's unflagging gusto for dirty tricks. Paunchy and well past his prime, this Prince of Darkness is no Superdemon."—Starred / School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429955263
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 398,997
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 563 KB

Meet the Author


A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Kneeknock Rise and many other brilliantly original books for young people. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of The Forty-ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband. When her husband became a college president and no longer had time to collaborate, Babbitt tried her hand at writing. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three.
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Table of Contents

Wishes 3
The Very Pretty Lady 13
The Harps of Heaven 21
The Imp in the Basket 37
Nuts 47
A Palindrome 53
Ashes 63
Perfection 73
The Rose and the Minor Demon 79
The Power of Speech 91
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2004

    Excellent and Funny

    This book has many adventurous stories in which the Devil appears doing evil deeds. It is about the Devil and what happens to the numerous characters on Earth, in Heaven, or in Hell. One favorite story was 'Ashes,' because of the way a pig gets attached to the main character. The stories have good morals, and they were interesting, funny, and hard to stop reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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