The Happy Prince and Other Tales [NOOK Book]

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Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.

We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has been designed with today's young reader in mind. As the words come to ...

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales

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Overview

Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.

We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has been designed with today's young reader in mind. As the words come to life, students will develop a lasting appreciation for great literature.

The humor of Mark Twain...the suspense of Edgar Allan Poe...the danger of Jack London...the sensitivity of Katherine Mansfield. Creative Short Stories has it all and will prove to be a welcome addition to any library.

A beautiful, golden, jewel-studded statue and a little swallow give all they have to help the poor.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ray's Magical Tales from Many Lands; The Story of Christmas folksy, gilt-laden artwork graces this somewhat formal abridgment of Wilde's tale about an enchanted statue. The Happy Prince, who had lived a happy life and died a happy man, is now immortalized high above the city as a golden and bejeweled statue. For the first time the royal sees the suffering, poverty and misery of the common people. Sharing his sympathetic view with a sparrow, the prince persuades the bird to postpone its migration and instead to deliver his gold leafing, his sapphire eyes and ruby belt to those who need them. Soon the sparrow dies of cold and the prince, now shabby, is removed from its pedestal and melted down. Though young readers may appreciate the lessons of selflessness and sacrifice here, the telling may seem to them stilted and even occasionally disjointed. Ray's characteristically rich palette and her delicate borders and backgrounds provide the visual magic that keeps this sentimental tale afloat. Ages 7-up. Jan.
Children's Literature - Pat Simon
Jane Ray's beautiful illustrations bring to life the story of a statue known as the Happy Prince. He is a most elegant figure, bathed in fine gold from head to toe, seeing through sapphire eyes and carrying a ruby on his sword. His wealth brings him little comfort because he is, after all, only a statute and cannot help the people of the city who are so unhappy. But the Happy Prince meets the gentle, caring Swallow and together they make a difference in the lives of others less fortunate. With brilliant colors in the folk art tradition, Ray retells a story of friendship and compassion suitable for readers and listeners of all ages.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Ray has done a masterful job of retelling and illustrating one of Wilde's more accessible fairy tales. Using most of the author's words and all of his intent, she has omitted the more flowery and verbose prose and subplots. The result is a tightened tale that expresses compassion in a simple, heartfelt story of a statue and a little bird. Alternating full-and double-page illustrations with panels, Ray has put enormous detail into her paintings, and each one is burnished with a kind of verdigris gold. Readers will especially appreciate the pictures that depict the wonders of Egypt. Not piteous or sentimental, The Happy Prince is a balanced tale; in fact, Leo Lionni's modern classic, Tico and the Golden Wings Knopf, 1975, seems to revisit its universal themes.-Harriett Fargnoli, Great Neck Library, NY
Carolyn Phelan
Ray presents an abridgment of Wilde's classic fairy tale in picture-book format, leaving the main story intact but eliminating recurring phrases and ideas, omitting the more literary and ironic elements, and changing the phrasing. Illuminated with shiny gold highlights, the striking, full-color artwork contrasts the extremes of wealth and poverty the prince sees about him in the city. Although the abridgment lessens the literary strength and emotional resonance of Wilde's original fairy tale, libraries may want to include this attractive version for younger children.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940019962235
  • Publisher: London : D. Nutt
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1910 volume
  • File size: 264 KB

Meet the Author

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, wrote poems, plays and novels, and is best known for his play The Importance of Being Earnest and his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. In 1895, following his failed libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry (the father of Lord Alfred Douglas, with whom he had fallen in love in 1891), Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for gross indecency. Incarcerated, he contracted a chronic ear infection from which he never recovered, which eventually led to his death at the relatively young age of only 46.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 16, 1854
    2. Place of Birth:
      Dublin, Ireland
    1. Date of Death:
      November 30, 1900
    2. Place of Death:
      Paris, France

Table of Contents

The happy prince -- The nightingale and the rose -- The selfish giant -- The devoted friend -- The remarkable rocket.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2003

    Don't miss out on this book!

    I had this book as a child. My mother gave it away and I have been searching for it ever since but didn't know the title or author. Thanks to the internet, I finally found it and am thrilled to share this beautiful story of selfless giving form the heart with my children.

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    My honest thoughts on this book.

    I thought that this book was very beautiful. I liked the way the stories went, so much so, in fact, that I read it more than once. You modern children may scorn this book, because it has a few things that may be hard for you to comprehend. Yet, I would gladly place this in the hands of my child, sighing with disappointment if she threw it aside scornfully. Yes, I thought this book was lovely. ~ a person who is not afraid to give her opinion

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