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Title: THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES OF ANDERSEN AND ...
Publisher: Bracken, London
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: New Edition.
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Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast: these are the fairy tales that have captivated children through the centuries, the stories that make their eyes grow wide in wonder and joy, the ones every child should experience. Through his exquisite illustrations and artful retellings, Michael Foreman captures all the charm and mystery of 14 eternal classics. His radiant paintings shine with color: the glimmering gold of Cinderella's coach; the rich hue of Red Riding Hood's cloak; the vivid green of the beanstalk rising up to the sky; the luminous, almost transparent white of Sleeping Beauty's gown and bed. This is a truly special collection that every child should own--and that every parent will take pride in sharing.
PreSchool-Grade 3-Foreman's retellings of these 14 stories are gentled down considerably. The Three Little Pigs, for example, just happen to be traveling around the world when winter's approach causes them to think about house-building. None of them turns into pork dinners, and the Big Bad Wolf suffers no more than a burnt tail. Cinderella's sisters are instantly forgiven for mistreating her. Even the wolf that swallows Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother ends up a vegetarian. Foreman cites no sources for these well-known stories. His watercolor illustrations, leaning heavily toward the blue and green side of the palette, are as easy on the eye as his defanged tellings are on supersensitive readers.-Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
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