The book consists of two time-honored fairytales of long ago - Mary and the Three Bears and The Princess and the Pea. They are put in the format of contemporary stories but original storylines are kept intact. These tales are written in a way that doesn't leave any place for confusion. For instance: in the famous Goldilocks and the Three Bears (in our version Mary and the Three Bears) we explain situations that might confuse a child some examples: Where did this little girl come from? What was she doing in the forest alone? Where were the bears? How was she able to break Little Bear's chair- after all, a bear, even a small one, is much heavier then a little girl? What was the bears reaction when they got home? Our story flows smoothly from one chapter to the other; describing happenings; it is self-explanatory . It is written in the language that is simple, but not dull. There are emotions, there is intrigue, the story will capture the interest of any child. Everything in a child's life teaches him something and it is important. In our story the girl is not that naughty , spoiled , mean-spirited child you find in the old story; our's is a new version of this story. She is just a child. And the ending will surprise and please you; The book is accompanied with a CD where these fairytales are set to beautiful classical music. Each fairytale is divided into logical chapters. Music enhances the situation, evokes the necessary emotional mood, and excites a child's imagination. Music is not just a background for the story - it is the story's equal partner. The musical collection consists of the most famous and exquisite music, played by the best symphony orchestras. Illustrations are done by talented artists, and stories are read by professional actors. This is a new, smart, and entertaining way of introducing today s children to great, classic fairytales. They are fun to read and even more fun to listen to. The fairytales are written in an easy to understand modern English and are embellished with colorful and fun-to-look-at illustrations. Our motto is - Everything that is done for children should be as good as if it s done for adults... only better.
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Inna Shapiro came to the United States from the former Soviet Union, where she was a professional actress. She started her acting career in the Leningrad State Theatre for Young Audiences. At that time, this theater was considered the best theatre for children in the world. In the States, she started Classika Theater, a professional theater for American children, located in Arlington, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC. For ten years she was the Founder and Artistic Director of the company. Inna directed, wrote, adapted, and translated more then 60 plays. Classika Thearter was in reality three theaters under one roof: the Puppet Theater for small children, a Fairytale and Story Theater for elementary school-age children, and the Theater of International Classics for teenagers and adults. Classika Thearter offered a drama school and art school in the theater, a summer camp, and an extensive after-school outreach program for children enrolled in Title 1 Federal programs. Title 1 programs were created for children from underprivileged families who needed support and were behind in their studies for at least six months. Inna wrote and implemented these programs for these activities. Among the programs she wrote for the outreach activities was a year-long program called We Love Geography-a poetic journey around the world, written in rhymes, introducing children to the seven continents of the world and more then twenty countries. There was also a Virginia History program that was created for fourth graders at the Drew Model Elementary School in Arlington, VA, to help them learn material about the rich history of Virginia. Through the implementation of this program, children's scores were raised on the State exam by 75%, and Classika earned a $500,000 grant from the US Congress to expand this program among other public schools in Arlington and Alexandria, VA. For the next three years, Classika's educators worked with more then 2000 children. In 2004, WETA, the Washington Educational Television Association, named Inna Shapiro a Hometown Hero because of her work with underprivileged children.
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Book Description AmuseTales Publishing, LLC. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Bookseller Inventory # G098287880XI4N00