A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

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A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1851) is a children’s book written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he rewrites myths from Greek mythology. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales. The stories in A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys are all stories within a story, the frame story being that a Williams College student, Eustace Bright, is telling these tales to a group of children at Tanglewood, an area in Lenox, Massachusetts, where Hawthorne lived for a time. A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys covers the myths of The Gorgon’s Head The Golden Touch The Paradise of Children The Three Golden Apples The Miraculous Pitcher The Chimæra

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), though best known for his novels and short stories for adults, also produced several works for children, including a companion volume to A Wonder Book called Tanglewood Tales (1853).
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Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the most popular English illustrators of children's books in the late nineteenth century. He was one of the first book artists to experiment with color in picture books.

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"A handsome replica of the original 1893 edition, A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne features Medusa, Hercules, Pandora, Midas et al--and the art of the illustrious Walter Crane.... Crane's color plates are lushly romantic in style; the plainer printed story titles and illuminated letters are just as beautiful."--Publishers Weekly


"Hawthorne's delightful retelling of Greek myths displays his command of narrative and character as well as his sense of adventure. The stories of Midas, Medusa, Hercules, and others will delight both children and adult readers."--The Tampa Tribune Times


"An exceptionally fine series of Hawthorne retellings of Greek classics.... An excellent keepsake edition."--The Children's Bookwatch


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