The Happy Prince and Other Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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Oscar Wilde's collection of fairy stories are among the greatest and most poignant classics for children and adults alike. Humour, pathos, delightful little characters abound in the stories of The Happy Prince and the Swallow who agrees to keep him company despite approaching winter; the Selfish Giant, who doesn't want children playing in his garden, and the… See more details below

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Oscar Wilde's collection of fairy stories are among the greatest and most poignant classics for children and adults alike. Humour, pathos, delightful little characters abound in the stories of The Happy Prince and the Swallow who agrees to keep him company despite approaching winter; the Selfish Giant, who doesn't want children playing in his garden, and the Remarkable Rocket. In addition, there are those who are not so familiar - The Star Child, The Young King and The Devoted Friend.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Young's haunting pastels illustrate the classic story of a bird and a golden statue who give all to help the poor. Ages 6-8. (June) 0
Children's Literature - Jody Little
This collection of short stories by Oscar Wilde includes favorites such as "The Happy Prince," "The Selfish Giant," "The Devoted Friend," and "The Nightingale and the Rose." An introduction by author, Markus Zusak, challenges readers to find their favorite tale and defend their reasons for the selection. Wilde's stories are filled with common themes such as selfishness, love, betrayal, beauty, and truth. The contrast of selfishness and love is shown by the devoted friend, Hans, who is willing to do anything for the cruel and selfish Miller. The beautiful nightingale in "The Nightingale and the Rose" gives his life for the young student in order that the student may find love. The beautiful Star Child must turn ugly in order to see the cruelty of his ways. Students reading these stories will find other common threads and writing techniques in Wilde's work, like the use of personification of weather and seasons and animals that talk. This new edition includes an author's guide, a who's who, discussion questions and ideas for student projects. Reviewer: Jody Little

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ISBN-13:
9781304073198
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
05/26/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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