Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

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by Eric Carle, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
     
 


A stunning collection of Grimms' tales from bestselling author and illustrator Eric Carle!

Eric Carle brings to life four tales written by the brothers Grimm with his gorgeous illustrations and charming retelling of the classic stories. These tales capture the interest and imagination of children and adults alike, showing that while we might wish and wander, we

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A stunning collection of Grimms' tales from bestselling author and illustrator Eric Carle!

Eric Carle brings to life four tales written by the brothers Grimm with his gorgeous illustrations and charming retelling of the classic stories. These tales capture the interest and imagination of children and adults alike, showing that while we might wish and wander, we should be grateful for what we have and where we are in life.

Beautifully reissued, this new book has all the enchantment of Eric Carle's art, plus the compelling storytelling and morals of Grimms' tales.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
Tom Thumb ends up in a mouse hole, a snail shell, a cow's stomach, and a wolf's belly in this retelling of four of the tales written by the Brothers Grimm. The story of Tom Thumb is a little adventure in which he helps his parents earn a piece of gold, but finds himself eaten by a cow that is eventually butchered. Then a wolf eats the cow's stomach with Tom still inside it. His parents kill the wolf, cut him open, and Tom is safe at home again. In the "Fisherman and His Wife," a poor fisherman catches a magic fish and lets him go. The fisherman's wife makes him ask the fish to grant her wishes. Her greed goes too far when she wants to become ruler of the universe, and they end up poor again. "Hans in Luck" tells how Hans earns a piece of gold for his seven years of work. On his way home, he trades his piece of gold for a horse and continues some unfortunate trading until he has only a stone that he loses in a fountain. At the end of the story, he still feels lucky because he is home again. "The Seven Swabians" is short and nonsensical. Seven Swabians venture out in the world looking for adventure and take one long spear. Experiencing several mishaps, they all drown except for the smallest Swabian who gets to return home to tell the story. The small print along with the large artwork makes this book more appropriate for an adult to read aloud to children. The illustrations are the classic work of Eric Carle done in brightly colored painted tissue paper in a collage style. The tales are written so that young children should easily understand them. Reviewer: Vicki Foote

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545270090
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Eric Carle is known around the world for his many highly original and beautiful picture books, including THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and ERIC CARLE'S TREASURY OF CLASSIC STORIES FOR CHILDREN. For more information, please go to www.eric-carle.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Education:
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
Website:
http://www.eric-carle.com/

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