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They set off on an April morning with the rain dripping from the branches. Priests, nuns, tradesmen, men from the city--all pilgrims on the road to Canterbury. To pass the long journey they told each other stories of magic and trickery, of animals with blazing eyes, of people with pants on fire, of love and death and the devil. Geraldine McCaughrean retells The Canterbury Tales for children in a lively and humorous style that captures the original flair of Chaucer himself. She introduces us to the characters who told these tales: the shy, battle-hardened Knight, the Summoner whose breath smells of onions, the Widow of Bath who likes a happy ending. The stories and characters are brought to life by the brush of Victor Ambrus, with pictures of wild chases, exciting battles, and the English countryside.
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Geraldine McCaughrean has also adapted One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, The Odyssey, El Cid, and Moby Dick for children.
Victor G. Ambrus has illustrated over 200 books. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and lives in the U.K.
"McCaughrean's accomplished prose version of the medieval classic retains the basic plot and humor of Chaucer's original poem. Colorful detailed illustrations accompany an accessible introduction to the medieval masterpiece."--The Horn Book Guide
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110192741810
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0192741810
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Condition: New. Victor G. Ambrus (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0192741810