Truth About Ogres, The

Truth About Ogres, The

by Eric Braun, Shawna J.C. Tenney
     
 

Ogres have towered over us in popular fairy tales for years. Have you ever wondered what ogres smell like? Do you know where ogres live? Stomp through the pages of this book to find out the truth about ogres.

Overview

Ogres have towered over us in popular fairy tales for years. Have you ever wondered what ogres smell like? Do you know where ogres live? Stomp through the pages of this book to find out the truth about ogres.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
After establishing the fact that ogres are not real, these fairy tales monsters are described as overly large creatures with big round bellies, large teeth and noses and big heads with lots of hair and beards. Readers get a glimpse at their behavior—mean and powerful—and because they are not too smart, they can be easily tricked. Ogres often steal children (the Children of the Pillar from Russia) and have magical powers (Puss in Boots). Ogres often live in caves and dungeons and first appeared in tales from Italy and France. Ogres' wives are often kind as seen in Jack and the Beanstalk. The ogre in William Steig's Shrek now enjoys great fame in the movies and ogres appear in the "Narnia" books and "The Spiderwick Chronicles" series by DiTerlizzi. With only one page per topic it is not possible to give much more than a cursory acknowledgement of the facts and information surrounding these fairy tale rowdies. The illustrations are suitably dark and the ogres nasty and foul. The bordered type-face appears crooked on several pages and this reviewer is not certain if this is intentional. If it is, it is disconcerting. Appended is a "Legend Has It" sheet, a glossary and index, a bibliography and internet sites. For the price there is not a lot here but it may appeal to emerging readers who can handle the simple text and enjoy the chilling pictures. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404861596
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Fairy-Tale Superstars Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Braun has written more than one hundred books for kids and teens, including many about sports. He coaches youth baseball and soccer, has two sports-loving sons, and has suffered many disappointments as a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins.

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