Three Classic Children's Stories Little Red Riding Hood Jack the Giant-Killer and Rumpelstiltskin A188

Three Classic Children's Stories Little Red Riding Hood Jack the Giant-Killer and Rumpelstiltskin A188

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Three timeless favoritesLittle Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant-Killer, and Rumpelstiltskincome together in this enchanting collection of read-aloud fun. Illustrated in charming detail by Edward Gorey and retold with engaging wit by James Donnelly, these unique renditions offer a fresh take on age-old tales. What happens when Little Red Riding Hood ignores her mother's advice to "Keep yourself to yourself"? How will young Jack fight the Giant who gobbles children by the fistful? And how will Queen Omoline save her baby from the devious Rumpelstiltskin? Gorey's expressive drawings and Donnelly's breezy text prove that good stories never grow old: rather, the tales in Three Classic Children's Stories are better than ever.show more

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  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 162.56 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Pomegranate Communications Inc,US
  • California, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0764955462
  • 9780764955464
  • 626,716

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Three timeless favoritesLittle Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant-Killer, and Rumpelstiltskincome together in this enchanting collection of read-aloud fun. Illustrated in charming detail by Edward Gorey and retold with engaging wit by James Donnelly, these unique renditions offer a fresh take on age-old tales. What happens when Little Red Riding Hood ignores her mother's advice to "Keep yourself to yourself"? How will young Jack fight the Giant who gobbles children by the fistful? And how will Queen Omoline save her baby from the devious Rumpelstiltskin? Gorey's expressive drawings and Donnelly's breezy text prove that good stories never grow old: rather, the tales in Three Classic Children's Stories are better than ever. About the Artist EDWARD GOREY (19252000) is famous for the bounty of books he wrote and illustrated, featuring his distinctive humor and astonishingly detailed crosshatch ink drawings. Creator of more than one hundred works, Gorey also was a playwright, an award-winning set and costume designer, and the creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! About the Author JAMES DONNELLY is a freelance writer. His past work for Pomegranate includes publishing projects with the British Museum, Oxford University Press USA, the National Gallery, and many other institutions. In other lives he has traveled widely with various carnivals; built ugly, dangerous motorcycles; and been immured within a Union 76 sign high above an expressway.show more

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