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Rip Van Winkle (1 Cassette with Book)
     

Rip Van Winkle (1 Cassette with Book)

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by Washington Irving, Rick Meyerowitz, Anjelica Houston (Narrated by), Jay Ungar (Composer), Molly Mason (Composer)
 

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Washington Irving's classic story of Rip Van Winkle and his legendary 20-year nap. Music by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason who scored the PBS series The Civil War. A 1993 Parent's Choice Gold Award winner. Full-color book.

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Washington Irving's classic story of Rip Van Winkle and his legendary 20-year nap. Music by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason who scored the PBS series The Civil War. A 1993 Parent's Choice Gold Award winner. Full-color book.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Readers who haven't sat down recently with Irving's classic tale, or those who have yet to be introduced to it, are in for a treat. Written in 1820, the story of the slumbering Dutchman is remarkably fresh, told with verve and panache. In keeping with the caliber of the prose, Kelley's artwork echoes the classic tradition (and in fact occasionally brings to mind N. C. Wyeth). His light-dappled landscapes and portraits are drawn on a grand scale, and rendered in sombre, autumnal hues that hint at the story's innate mystery. Irving's puckish wit and droll descriptions are a delight. For more mature readers, the effort of navigating Irving's occasionally florid style is rewarded with many such morsels. Beautifully designed and elegantly type-set on high-quality stock, this book is as much a pleasure to hold as it is to read. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Loads of lore-little people and the specter of Henry Hudson-float through this unabridged tale, buoyed by the museum quality watercolors. This classic tale of a ne'er-do-well who sleeps through the Revolutionary War teaches the clothing, language and mind-set of those hearty early Dutch settlers in the mountains above the Hudson River. Rackham's full page plates glow with autumn colors and exquisite detail.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Kelley uses his pastels to create amazing oil-like representations. His style, colors and light reflect the tones of the Flemish masters and revive the Hudson Valley life of the early Dutch settlers. Green predominates, giving a woodsy feel while creating a strong sense of setting and time. There is a softness of illustration that fits the long-ago fantasy story and that presents a dreamy representation of the main character who sleeps away so many years.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Told in an amicable storytelling style, this edition of the classic story is full of engaging figurative language. The colloquial expressions blend with the historical Dutch background of the tale, and make it more cheerful than the version adapted and illustrated by Thomas Locker (Dial, 1988). Here, the comical characters are reminiscent of the ``Katzenjammer Kids''-quite a contrast to Locker's sedate, serene oil paintings. Meyerowitz illustrates events in U.S. history-the Revolution, Constitution, and George Washington-revealing the time frame of Rip's nap for young readers. His introduction is somewhat misleading, however, for he intimates that Henry Hudson and his men sailed north up the now Hudson River on the Dutch ship Half Moon until they disappeared, and so they still haunt this area. Actually, it was during a later trip to Hudson Bay that the crew mutinied and set Hudson ashore, never to be seen again. This contradiction does not affect the delightful retelling of this fine old tale. Share it for sheer enjoyment or to humanize social-studies units.-Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689801938
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Adapted
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.56(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Rip Van Winkle 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the true classic Rip Van Winkle, with the proper forward and afterward included. The plates in the book are fantastic. I would recommend this book over all others of the same title
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'ts a true classic.Mr.Irving is a true auther and I think his story is amazing!!!!!
Anonymous 9 days ago
I believe that (Rip Van Winkle) is Washington Irving's best tale, even better than (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow).
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*sighs as she puts her hand on a tree.* Woah, I can't believe this is a place Cory made... even though there are bad memories here, we had some good ones too. :T
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Tat's good.
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We read it in my english class. It can be difficult to understand, but it was interesting.
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