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Candida
     

Candida

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by George Bernard Shaw
 

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George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and critic who was very influential in Western theatre in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Shaw, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925, was a prolific writer and considered by many to be one of the greatest dramatists in history. Shaw's most famous works include Pygmalion, Arms and the Man, Man and Superman,

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George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and critic who was very influential in Western theatre in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Shaw, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925, was a prolific writer and considered by many to be one of the greatest dramatists in history. Shaw's most famous works include Pygmalion, Arms and the Man, Man and Superman, and Saint Joan.

Candida is a humorous play that centers around a clergyman, his young wife, and a poet who tries to win the affections of the clergyman's wife. The play is noted for the questions it brought about on concepts such as love and marriage.

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Grade 3-5–Cándida is an 11-year-old girl from Caracas who is spending her summer vacation with her grandmother in the village of Maturín. In the three chapters of this book, readers get to know a typical middle schooler, her surprisingly mischievous Venezuelan grandmother, and the village itself, filled with interesting people. Cándida is at first embarrassed by her grandmother's countrified habits, but she soon discovers that there's logic behind her grandmother's odd behavior. The girl learns not to be overly concerned about what people think of her, not to be afraid of ghosts and things that go bump in the night, how to treat a crabby neighbor, and how to deal with her first love. Peli's illustrations are delightfully hip, showing Cándida in a midriff-baring shirt and baggy pants playing on her grandmother's patio, walking to town, and strolling through the town's main plaza. He takes pains with his pen-and-ink sketches to detail the life of the village, as well as the grandmother's shapeless flowery dresses and sparse hair. This delightful book is written in very accessible language and will appeal to reluctant readers. Especially recommended for school libraries.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780660195452
Publisher:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Audio)
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Stratford Festival Series
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 5.08(h) x 0.43(d)

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George Bernard Shaw (1856—1950), one of the most prolific writers of the modern theater, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.

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