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This charming series retells classic fairy tales with bright illustrations and a clever tone. The stories in the Little Pebbles series have been adpated for children today while repecting the richness and flavor of the original versions. The small size of the books and their warm, inviting illustrations will appeal to ...
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This charming series retells classic fairy tales with bright illustrations and a clever tone. The stories in the Little Pebbles series have been adpated for children today while repecting the richness and flavor of the original versions. The small size of the books and their warm, inviting illustrations will appeal to children. In addition, children will love the game page at the end of each book, and they will want to read all the books in the series.
Other Details: 43 full -color illustrations 32 pages 6 1/2 x 6 1/2" Published 1998
"A lively interpretation of the Perrault fairy tale." —France Today
Author Biography: Charlotte Roederer has illustrated more than seven children's books, including Abbeville's Goldilocks and the Three Bears, also in a the Little Pebbles series. In 1996 she was on the judging committee for the Jerôme Main Prize for children's illustrations. She lives in France.
A retelling of the French fairy tale in which a clever cat wins his master a fortune and the hand of a princess.
Posted December 27, 2011
Posted October 31, 2006
Arthur, Malcolm. Puss in Boots. New York. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1990. Illustrated by Fred Marcellino. Malcolm Arthur's retelling of the Charles Perrault classic, Puss in Boots has put a lighter spin to the dark tale. One of three sons of a miller is left only with a cat upon his father's death. The son is in despair, thinking that he cannot support himself with only a cat. The cat says to his new master, 'Don't worry master, just get me a sack and a pair of boots to carry me through the brambles and you'll see you have not come out as badly as you think.' Puss begins to spin his web of deceit to help his master to only win the hand of the King's beautiful daughter. Puss used his cunning skills to outsmart an Ogre by saying, 'I hear you can turn yourself into small animals, too, a rat or a mouse, for instance. That seems impossible.' The Ogre having a competitive nature changed himself into a mouse, which Puss quickly devoured, leaving a fabulous castle to his own master. The miller's son takes the beautiful princess as his bride, thus Puss having fulfilled his promise, he was made a 'Lord' and live the high life from that day forward. The illustrations by Fred Marcellino the illustrator of many well-known children's books, are wonderful and the story is delightful. This version of the classic tale even earned a Caldecott Honor award.
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Posted March 7, 2013
This NOOKbook comes up when you look for for Caldecott Medal books, but it IS NOT the Caldecott winning version. That may not make any difference to you, but since I was purchasing books for a class requiring all of the young adult and children's literature to be books which have won one of a list of certain awards, it means it was a TOTAL waste of money for me.
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