The Gate of the Giant Scissors

 
9781775428404: The Gate of the Giant Scissors

When a young American girl visits France for the first time, and befriends a young boy who teaches her a beautiful lesson about helping those in need, one cannot help but be touched by this inspiring and quite remarkable little story. Written by Annie Fellows Johnson as part of her "Little Colonel" series, The Gate of the Giant Scissors is a children's book that excels through its depiction of a simpler life, in a world that not many of us are still able to find at an older age.

The book is the delightful story of Joyce, who has an opportunity to go abroad and her progress in trying to help a young boy and an elderly lady. The story promotes an innocent view of life that Johnson manages to beautifully set to paper, delighting not only her peers and existing fans, but generations of young readers to come.

Not only children, but many adults have found the novel both meaningful and educational. Virtually anyone who has read simply too many cynical or "gloomy" short stories or novels will find a true breath of fresh air by reading Johnson's inspiring works.

The Gate of the Giant Scissors is just one of the many successful children's books that Johnson had written. Aside from the Little Colonel books and the original The Little Colonel, written as early as 1895, subsequent titles such as Two Little Knights of Kentucky, The Little Dago and The Rescue of the Princess Winsome are also among the more successful children's novels that the author has written. The Gate of the Giant Scissors is often counted among these, while also being considered as one of the author's most loved novels.

If you are familiar with the stories in the Little Colonel series, you will undoubtedly love this enchanting little tale. Children and adults of all ages have been delighted to read and re-read the beautiful story of Joyce, which was also turned into a quite successful 1935 movie starring Shirley Temple.

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