Many Moons

Many Moons

By (author) James Thurber , Illustrated by Marc Simont


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Once upon a time, in a kingdom by the sea, there lived a little princess named Lenore. When Lenore fell ill, her father offered to bring her anything her heart desired. Unfortunately for the King, Lenore wanted the moon'

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 185.42 x 271.78 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • 29 Oct 1998
  • Harcourt Brace International
  • Orlando
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0152018956
  • 9780152018955
  • 226,735

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[Simont's] buoyant watercolors, full of poignancy and subtle merriment, more than do justice to Thurber's beloved tale.-Publishers Weekly

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The 1944 Caldecott winner is delightfully reillustrated by another Caldecott medalist. Slobodkin's facile impressionistic line is replaced by Simont's gentle caricatures - less elegant, perhaps, but a fine way to introduce this splendid, rather long story to new readers. Libraries will want to have both editions. (Kirkus Reviews)

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