Jim Henson's Storyteller

Jim Henson's Storyteller

by Anthony Minghella
     
 

These nine delightfully illustrated stories, based on Henson's Emmy Award-winning television series, aro fairy tales and folk tales beautifully told by Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella. They deal with the universal themes of folk literature: fear and need; folly, greed, and enchantment; courage and generosity. They are about princesses and giants,… See more details below

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These nine delightfully illustrated stories, based on Henson's Emmy Award-winning television series, aro fairy tales and folk tales beautifully told by Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella. They deal with the universal themes of folk literature: fear and need; folly, greed, and enchantment; courage and generosity. They are about princesses and giants, about a soldier and a brave young boy (half-hedgehog and half-human), and about a storyteller terrified that he will run out of tales. Infused with the spellbinding Henson magic, these tales, treasured by generation after generation in the Old World, come to us now with a new radiance.

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YA-- Using Henson's Emmy-Award Winning TV series as a format, Minghella has compiled nine European folktales in this exquisite volume and given them a new twist. Each tale is showcased by full-color jewel-like illustrations that are reminiscent of the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages. ``Hans My Hedgehog'' is a wonderful tale much like Pinocchio , ``The True Bride'' will remind readers of the trials of Rumplestiltskin , and throughout all of the selections, YAs will experience the issues of fear, need, enchantment, folly, courage, and sharing commonly found in folklore. This would be a perfect addition to European literature collections and could be well used in advanced writing seminars, history, psychology, and art classes. A fresh, interesting, and thoroughly enjoyable volume.-- Heidi M. Steinhauer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679453116
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/15/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.07(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.78(d)

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