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Michael Hague's Read-To-Me Book of Fairy Tales

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Publisher Comments:

From once upon a time to happily ever after, these are the fairy tales everyone knows and loves. A girl who is as tiny as your thumb . . . a princess who kisses a frog . . . the transformative power of a fairy godmother . . . an entire castle under an evil spell for one hundred years . . . an ugly duckling who becomes a graceful swan . . . these are timeless stories that beg to be read over and over again.

Each enchanted fairy tale in this collection was selected and illustrated in full color by master artist Michael Hague. Compiled especially for reading aloud to the youngest child, this collection will allow readers to rediscover all the magic in these beloved childhood classics.

Review:

"This fairy tale anthology features 14 simplified versions of classic stories including 'Cinderella,' 'Rumpelstiltskin,' and 'The Three Little Pigs,' accompanied by gilded paintings that honor their fantastic, enigmatic, and sometimes terrifying content. Beauty's Beast is a shrieking, wolflike ghoul; Hague's illustrations for 'The Little Mermaid' evoke the Art Nouveau movement, his sea witch a cross between Medusa and an octopus; and Little Red Riding Hood's cape trails behind her in sinuous and sinister tendrils as she crosses the dark forest. While MacDonald's abbreviated retellings don't linger on the grimmer elements of the tales, the material isn't overly laundered either (in 'Snow White,' the queen 'feasted on what she thought was Snow White, satisfied that she had rid herself of her beautiful stepdaughter'). Ornate visual details provide a gateway for readers to uncover the symbolism and unspoken complexities behind these familiar stories. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Michael Hague is renowned as the illustrator of many children's classics, including editions of The Wizard Of Oz, Peter Pan, The Hobbit, and The Velveteen Rabbit. He also illustrated The Book of Ghosts, Where Fairies Dance, The Book of Wizards, and The Book of Fairy Poetry as well as wrote and illustrated the graphic novel in The Small. Michael lives with his wife, Kathleen, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Michael Hague is renowned as the illustrator of many children's classics, including editions of The Wizard Of Oz, Peter Pan, The Hobbit, and The Velveteen Rabbit. He also illustrated The Book of Ghosts, Where Fairies Dance, The Book of Wizards, and The Book of Fairy Poetry as well as wrote and illustrated the graphic novel in The Small. Michael lives with his wife, Kathleen, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688140106
Author:
Hague, Michael
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
MacDonald, Allison Grace
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11 x 8 in 17.78 oz
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 128 pages HarperCollins - English 9780688140106 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This fairy tale anthology features 14 simplified versions of classic stories including 'Cinderella,' 'Rumpelstiltskin,' and 'The Three Little Pigs,' accompanied by gilded paintings that honor their fantastic, enigmatic, and sometimes terrifying content. Beauty's Beast is a shrieking, wolflike ghoul; Hague's illustrations for 'The Little Mermaid' evoke the Art Nouveau movement, his sea witch a cross between Medusa and an octopus; and Little Red Riding Hood's cape trails behind her in sinuous and sinister tendrils as she crosses the dark forest. While MacDonald's abbreviated retellings don't linger on the grimmer elements of the tales, the material isn't overly laundered either (in 'Snow White,' the queen 'feasted on what she thought was Snow White, satisfied that she had rid herself of her beautiful stepdaughter'). Ornate visual details provide a gateway for readers to uncover the symbolism and unspoken complexities behind these familiar stories. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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