The Book of Beasts

The Book of Beasts

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ISBN-13: 9781981740215
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 889,226
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 - 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.

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The Book of Beasts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Treeseed on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is a lot of fun, sparkling with the wit of E.Nesbit and filled with fantastic beasts that stir up quite a bit of trouble for a little boy whose great-great-great-great-great grandfather has died and left a kingdom to him. The original, unabridged version was written in 1900 and is included in a collection of stories called "The Book of Dragons". Inge Moore's new version of the story of the Book of Beasts is a wonderful opportunity for us to enjoy these fun-filled characters and the gentle humour of this great childrens' author.Meet the Blue Bird of Paradise, the huge Red Dragon,the Manticora, and the beautiful Hippogriff and discover young King Lionel's thoughtful solutions to the problems they create when they spring to life straight off the pages of the magical Book of Beasts.Moore's illustrations are colorful and comic and I enjoyed them a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This reissue of the classic tale by E. Nesbit originally published in 1900 is more than welcome, it's a joy. Abridged and illustrated by Inga Moore it will fascinate and entertain another generation of youngsters. The Book Of Beasts revolves around Lionel, a young boy who learns that he is to be king. He is informed of this startling news by two elderly robed gentlemen wearing gold coronets 'with velvet sticking up out of the middle like cream in jam tarts.' After being crowned he is delighted to find a wondrous library in the palace. Lionel is drawn to a large brown book that lay on a table; it was titled 'The Book Of Beasts.' When he opened it he saw a painting of a beautiful butterfly. Most amazing of all, the butterfly flew right off the page! Even though the chancellor warned him not to look at the book, Lionel crept back to the library during the night and looked at the book once more, and he looked again the next day when, horrors, he came upon a page marked 'Dragon,' and the most fearsome beast was released. Now, it has fallen to King Lionel to find another beast in the magic book, another beast strong and brave enough to defeat the dragon so that the people will be saved. One hundred years later The Book Of Beasts still enchants.