The Ant and the Grasshopper

Overview

This eBook is originated by Aesop.
The junior or less than children can read and help to understand for each situation through this eBook.
* Read To Me and Interactive eBook versin can be read on iPad/iPhone through iBooks.

Retells the fable about a colony of industrious ants which busily prepares for the approaching winter while a grasshopper makes no plans for ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $137.27   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$137.27
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(192)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0823414779 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

This eBook is originated by Aesop.
The junior or less than children can read and help to understand for each situation through this eBook.
* Read To Me and Interactive eBook versin can be read on iPad/iPhone through iBooks.

Retells the fable about a colony of industrious ants which busily prepares for the approaching winter while a grasshopper makes no plans for the cold weather to come.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This smooth retelling of Aesop's classic fable is set in the summer palace of the Chinese emperor. Poole (How the Rooster Got His Crown) once again applies the techniques of scroll-making to luxurious effect. In calming hues of orange, brown and green, her paintings depict the carefree grasshopper strumming away on his little violin-like instrument while the industrious ants spend the summer preparing for the long, cold winter. In the background, as the royal family holds its festivities, one boy silently tunes in while the grasshopper tries in vain to distract the ants from their tasks: "`Silly ants,' said the grasshopper. `Don't you ever rest? Today is the harvest festival. Come and dance with me.'" The ants resolutely refuse to alter their course and advise the grasshopper to follow their example, which he declines to do. As winter approaches, both the ants and the royal family depart from their summer homes, leaving the grasshopper alone and regretful, a poignant end to a well-retold tale. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Children's Literature
The Chinese setting in the Summer Palace near Bejing makes this familiar fable distinctive. Beautiful paintings reflect the ancient craft of scroll making. Ink and gouache applied to rice paper with traditional Chinese brushes result in a lovely collection of aesthetic pictures. Historical Chinese customs and costumes are depicted. The grasshopper enjoys his season of leisure amid the elegant pagodas and tranquil countryside, while the ants industriously plan for the cold weather ahead. When the Emperor and his entourage leave, the grasshopper is left mournfully huddled beneath the palace eaves wishing he had heeded the ants' advice. An Author's Note provides factual information about the Summer Palace and the artistic techniques used to produce the book. 2000, Holiday, $16.95. Ages 4 up. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-Aesop's brief account of the exchange between a feckless grasshopper and an industrious family of ants has been lengthened into a picture-book narrative set in the old summer palace near China's capital. This building makes an ideal backdrop for a tale contrasting the ants' foresight with the grasshopper's quest for instant gratification. Clear, direct prose and evocative art in a contemporary Chinese idiom show the ants preparing for winter, while the grasshopper sings and dances for the emperor as if summer would last forever. When winter comes, and the ruler leaves, the grasshopper is left alone, cold, and hungry, "wishing he had heeded the ant's advice." Bold, well-composed illustrations are painted with a traditional Chinese brush, using ink and gouache on rice paper. Rich rusts, greens, and blues depict the small ants, the large grasshopper, and selected inhabitants of the palace. Poole's ample note outlines the palace's history and describes the fable's source and her own illustrative technique. Making an old story dramatic and particular, this handsome offering is well worth adding to any collection.-Margaret A. Chang, Massachusetts Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Kirkus Reviews
Aesop's fable gets a Northern Chinese setting in this stiffly formal version. As the ants, "mindful of the winter to come," work "to secure their home against the impending cold and snow," Grasshopper idly enjoys watching the activities of the Emperor and his court—and so is caught flat when the court suddenly moves away to its winter quarters, and the ants too disappear. The tale thereupon ends abruptly, with neither the moral nor Grasshopper's fate made explicit. The illustrations are also sketchy, reduced to essentials. Though Poole (How The Rooster Got His Crown, 1999) sets this in the Imperial Summer Gardens, near which she lived for four years, backgrounds are suggested with, at most, a few brushstrokes. Similarly, patterns on the court's robes are indistinct, as are the courtiers' faces, and for a garden, the visible landscapes look surprisingly bare. Grasshopper himself is rendered in a stylized way, with a flexible, mantis-like neck, human eyes, and legs that seem to migrate along his body from scene to scene. Poole uses traditional Chinese brushes and techniques here, and judging from the visual result and the appended note seems more focused on the technical exercise than the story. Still, children will get the point, as well as a ground-level glimpse of a vanished way of life, and picture book versions of the fable are rare. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823414772
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.38 (w) x 10.39 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)