Synopses & Reviews
This tale from Grimm -- far less familiar than many of the others -- has been given a brisk retelling by Natalie Babbitt and witty, spectacular, sumptuous pictures by Fred Marcellino. The story tells all about young Marco, who leads a charmed life if anyone ever did, starting off as nobody special and ending up king. Not that it's an easy path, the most dangerous part being an errand that takes him down into Hell. But thanks to the Devil's grandmother, as good an old girl as grandmothers everywhere, it all comes right in the end.
About the Author
Natalie Babbitt is the author/illustrator of thirteen books for children, including Tuck Everlasting, The Devils Storybook, and The Eyes of the Amaryllis, all of them ALA Notable Childrens Books, and Kneeknock Rise, a Newbery Honor Book. She lives in Providence, RI.Fred Marcellinos previous picture books are Puss in Boots, a Caldecott Honor Book; The Steadfast Tin Soldier, an ALA Booklist Childrens Editors Choice; The Pelican Chorus, one of School Library Journals Best Books of the Year; and The Story of Little Babaji, an ALA Notable Childrens Book. He lives in New York City.
Fred Marcellino's picture books include Puss in Boots, a Caldecott Honor Book; The Steadfast Tin Soldier, an ALA Booklist Children's Editors' Choice; and The Pelican Chorus, one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year.
His most recent books, The Story of Little Babaji and Ouch! are both ALA Notable Children's Books.
Dancing By the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino will open on November 9, 2002 and run through January 26, 2003 at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This is a comprehensive show of more than 150 pieces highlighting his children's book career, and the first museum retrospective honoring the artistic accomplishments of this remarkable artist. For more information visit, The Norman Rockwell Museum website.