The Great Quillow

The Great Quillow

by James Thurber, Doris Lee
     
 

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This contemporary fairy tale by one of America’s best-loved authors brings style and humor to the familiar folk theme of overcoming brute strength with intelligence and courage. “The artwork captures the bustle and the bickering of the story as well as the terror and the wonder. A fine choice to read aloud, even to children who could read it to

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This contemporary fairy tale by one of America’s best-loved authors brings style and humor to the familiar folk theme of overcoming brute strength with intelligence and courage. “The artwork captures the bustle and the bickering of the story as well as the terror and the wonder. A fine choice to read aloud, even to children who could read it to themselves.”-Booklist

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
A familiar theme presented by one of America's noted authors. Hunder, the giant, is threatening a village. The townspeople prevail due to the cleverness and courage of Quillow, the toymaker, and their willingness to cooperate in carrying out his plan. The story is long, but the repetition and cadence of the language has its appeal-even for younger kids. The illustrations are full of detail and in themselves can tell the story. Hunder is characterized as a brute who is not too bright rather than horribly frightening. Quillow and the other townspeople are amusingly depicted to add to the humor of the tale. It is a story easily read aloud in small segments. For the younger set, this will be necessary since 56 oversized pages will be formidable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156364904
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Publication date:
10/01/1975
Series:
A Voyager Book ; Avb 99
Pages:
54
Age Range:
7 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


STEVEN KELLOGG has illustrated more than a hundred books for children. He lives in Connecticut.

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