Marcia Williams Sinbad the Sailor

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Sinbad the Sailor

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Share in the adventures of Sinbad in this wonderful re-telling of his travels.The stories of Sinbad the Sailor are some of the best loved tales from The Arabian Nights. Travel over the seas and follow Sinbad's adventures retold in Marcia Williams' vivid comic-strip style. These seven stories are presented in an entertaining and accesible way packed with hilarious creatures and spectacular feats!

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Marcia Williams is a successful author/illustrator and, with her distinctive cartoon-strip style, has now illustrated and retold many literary classics for children, including The Adventures of Robin Hood (9781406311372), Greek Myths (9781406303476) and Oliver Twist and Other Great Dickens Stories (9781406305630). Her latest books are Archie's War (9781406304275), a child's diary of the First World War and My Secret War Diary by Flossie Albright (9781406309409), a Second World War journal. Marcia lives in Barnes, London.

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Gr. 2-5. Long ago, in Baghdad, a poor porter named Sinbad sat down to grumble outside a rich merchant's house. The merchant, named Sinbad the Sailor, invites the porter in and tells him the story of the seven voyages that gained the merchant his wealth. The journeys begin in places known on the map (the book's handsome endpapers provide one) and extend into lands of fantasy. By the end of the merchant's tale, Sinbad the Porter has decided that his own safe life at home is not so bad. Watercolor-and-ink comic-strip artwork (the panels vary in size) illustrates the tale, with each double-page spread handsomely and differently framed, as if to contain all the zip and excitement that's going on in the story. The text, which includes lines located under the illustrations as well as irreverent commentary found in cartoon voice balloons, would be tedious to read aloud, and the size of the print in the balloon dialog is sometimes minuscule. With so much to linger over on each page, however, the book is a good choice for the confident young reader. Extravagance and adventure mark both the story and the pictures in a well-unified way. Mary Harris Veeder

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