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The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (New York Review Children's Collection)

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Publisher Comments:

The New York Review Children's Collection began in 2003 in an attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite titles and to introduce those books to a new generation of readers. The line publishes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, these books set a new standard for the definition of a "classic."

Among the 40 titles included in this collection you will find Wee Gillis, a Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of The Story of Ferdinand; Esther Averill's time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series; The House of Arden by E. Nesbit, one of J.K. Rowling's favorite writers; several titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths and Book of Animals; James Thurber's The Thirteen Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont. Not to be missed is the classic animal adventure story Bel Ria by Sheila Burnford, the author of The Incredible Journey; Lucretia Hale's hilarious The Peterkin Papers; James Cloyd Bowman's Newbery Honor Book, Pecos Bill; and holiday favorites by John Masefield, The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights.

Review:

"The Bears? Famous Invasion of Sicily is one of the noblest books I know. At once a tragic inquiry and a philosophical history, the novel examines ambition, violence, and revenge in the voice of an adult explaining things to children--a voice that is simultaneously wise, wry, and wrong. Little wonder that it is not only my favorite book, but Lemony Snicket?s as well." Daniel Handler

Review:

"The Bears? Famous Invasion of Sicily is one of the noblest books I know. At once a philosophical history and a tragic inquiry, the tale also contains a magic wand, a haunted castle, and a giant sea serpent, which automatically make any story much more interesting. Little wonder that it is not only my favorite book, but Daniel Handler?s as well." Lemony Snicket

Synopsis:

US

Synopsis:

First published in 1947, this sprightly fairy tale chronicles the forgotten "history" of a terrible winter in Sicily that sent the starving bears down from the mountains into the valley in search of food. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590170762
Author:
Buzzati, Dino
Publisher:
NYR Children's Collection
Author:
Various
Location:
New York
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Bears
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
Sicily
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore/Single Title
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Series:
New York Review Children's Collection
Series Volume:
108-77
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.82x5.75x.58 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (New York Review Children's Collection)
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Product details 152 pages New York Review of Books - English 9781590170762 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Bears? Famous Invasion of Sicily is one of the noblest books I know. At once a tragic inquiry and a philosophical history, the novel examines ambition, violence, and revenge in the voice of an adult explaining things to children--a voice that is simultaneously wise, wry, and wrong. Little wonder that it is not only my favorite book, but Lemony Snicket?s as well."
"Review" by , "The Bears? Famous Invasion of Sicily is one of the noblest books I know. At once a philosophical history and a tragic inquiry, the tale also contains a magic wand, a haunted castle, and a giant sea serpent, which automatically make any story much more interesting. Little wonder that it is not only my favorite book, but Daniel Handler?s as well."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1947, this sprightly fairy tale chronicles the forgotten "history" of a terrible winter in Sicily that sent the starving bears down from the mountains into the valley in search of food. Full color.
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