Frederick: Read & Listen Edition

Frederick: Read & Listen Edition

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by Leo Lionni
     
 

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While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Frederick sits on a sunny rock by himself. "I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days," he tells them. Another day he gathers "colors," and then "words." And when the food runs out, it is Frederick, the dreamer and poet, whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and…  See more details below

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While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Frederick sits on a sunny rock by himself. "I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days," he tells them. Another day he gathers "colors," and then "words." And when the food runs out, it is Frederick, the dreamer and poet, whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and feeds their spirits during the darkest winter days. This Caldecott Honor-winning fable, now available with charming audio narration, is sure to will warm readers and listeners as well.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Frederick, the poet mouse, stores up something special for the long cold winter. His stories and poems entertain his friends, and the collage art is just right for the story.Times Best Illustrated Book, Caldecott Honor Book.
Wilson Library Bulletin
While other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick seems to daydream the summer away. When dreary weather comes, it is Frederick the poet-mouse who warms his friends and cheers them with his words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307978165
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
174,901
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
File size:
11 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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Frederick 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! My mother would read this to me every night when I was a child. Now I read it to my son.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frederick and his family of mice are gathering the supplies that they are going to need for survival through winter. While the other mice were working hard gathering ¿corn and nuts and wheat and straw,¿ Frederick spends time gathering sunrays, colors, and words. When winter comes the mice all run to ¿their hideout in the stones.¿ At first the mice family was fine. But after a while they began to get low on food and supplies, but winter wasn¿t over. Then they turn to ask ¿what about your supplies, Frederick?¿ Leo Lionni lived in Tuscany, Italy until he passed away in October 1999. He is both an author and an illustrator. I thought this book has good use of black and white pictures. The story line also taught that people have different ways of dealing with situations, and that is okay. He is well known throughout the country for both his illustrations and stories. In 1959 he wrote his first book for his grandchildren on a dull train road. Leo Lionni has won four Caldecott Medal Awards, including Frederick.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a beautiful story about a young mouse who while every member of his family are busily preparing a stockpile of food for the winter, Frederick, just sits around. While all through the book you are wondering why Frederick isn¿t doing anything to help, and what he really means by comments like, ¿I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days,¿ and ¿I gather color, for winter is gray.¿ At the end, however, in the coldest part of winter, the little mouse family begins to run out of food, get colder, and finally no one even feels like talking. Read this wonderful book to find out what Frederick had been doing, and how he comes to his families¿ aid to get them through the cold winter days. The author of this book Leo Lionni lived in Tuscany, Italy until he passed away in October of 1999. Lionni is both an author an illustrator and is very well known for his work with both. He launched his career in 1959 when he wrote his first book for his grandchildren on a dull train road. Along with this book, Lionni has also won three other Caldecott Medal Awards for his books and his beautiful illustrations.
LauraK More than 1 year ago
While the other field mice toil all the day long in preparation for winter, little Frederick sits idly by, taking in the colors and images of the world. They think he's a bit lazy and resent doing all the work, but in the depths of winter when they are cold, hungry and miserable- it's Frederick who feeds their souls with visions and poetry! One of the best children's stories from the gentle master, Leo Lionni
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it was funny. I also like this book because I like the picture.
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moriggg More than 1 year ago
Great for the creative dreamers in all of us!
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KeetSeal More than 1 year ago
An outstanding book. I give Frederick as a gift to many people for all occassions. It invites personal interpretation of imagination and poetry and harmony and individuallity and support of community. It inspires.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
To me, this book is very important and dear to my heart. It shows that some of us are not 'task masters' but artists, musicians and writers. They think and do things differently than those who are good at mastering a trade. I've held Frederick in my heart for 40 years since I first read it. He is a strong voice for those of us who may be considered 'different.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some gather food and dig ditches, Frederick writes poems and sings. A good book to get kids to work smart and not too hard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is filled with color and is a great book for children. It taught me to think on the bright side of things. It was about a field mouse (Fredrick) who collects all the colors from summer to save for the cold gray winter days, as the other mice are collect food. at the end of the story Fredrick shows his colors in a beautiful poem.