Synopses & Reviews
Charles Perraults Puss in Boots has been an irresistible magnet for countless illustrators ever since this classic French tale was first published in 1697. So the question arises: Do we really need another edition of Puss? Presented with Fred Marcellinos magnificent interpretation of this nimble new translation of the authentic text, book lovers young and old are apt to decide that this Puss in Boots belongs on their shelf of special favorites.
Long regarded as the preeminent designer of book jackets in America, Fred Marcellino provides an unstinting visual feast in his first full-color picture book. The adventures of that rascal, Puss, and his master, the millers son, are portrayed in a lavish series of illustrations that range from sumptuous grandeur to comedy both boisterous and sly.Puss in Boots is a 1991 Caldecott Honor Book.
“This picturebook provides a fitting showcase for Perraults artful tale of deceit and recourcefulness. Befitting a fairy tale, the artwork inside is suffused with a golden light that proclaims the story to be from a sunnier, more dreamlike world.”—Booklist, Starred Review “Large and strikingly original illustrations embellish a straight-forward retelling of the famous story. . . . The pictures are filled with sly details . . . A noteworthy edition . . . splendid for reading aloud.”—The Horn Book, Starred Review “The artists luxurious and skillfully designed paintings startle in their complexity and beauty. . . . This version of Perraults classic story is brilliantly conceived and executed.”—Publishers Weekly, Boxed Review
Praise for Puss in Boots:
"This book is larger than life."-LMC
Praise for Puss in Boots:
"This book is larger than life."—LMC
"A richly detailed version of the tale."—Booklist
"The text clearly relates the plot with lyrical language and vivacious energy, and the color-pencil and watercolor artwork showcases the period's costumes, architecture, and landscapes."—School Library Journal
Perrault's classic tale is brought to vivid life through the exquisite illustrations of Marcellino. A Caldecott Honor winner and an ALA Notable Children's Book. Full color.
The adventures of that rascal, Puss, and his master, the millers son are portrayed in a lavish series of illustrations that range from sumptuous grandeur to comedy both boisterous and sly. Puss in Boots is a 1991 Caldecott Honor Book.
Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney brings a beloved fairy tale to new life
Jerry Pinkney, one of the country's most celebrated picture book creators, is a master at reimagining classic tales. Now he has turned his talents to Puss in Boots, and he is at his best with this lively, cinematic version.
For generations, children have delighted in the tale of the clever cat who tricks both a king and a sorcerer in order to win a castle and a princess for his penniless master. The humor, the magic, and a lush Renaissance setting are all on glorious display, and a well-placed gatefold adds to the drama. This elegant new edition of Perrault's fairy tale will quickly join the list of essentials for every child's library.
A beautifully illustrated retelling of the beloved fairy tale from Caldecott Medal-winning author Jerry Pinkney
For generations, children have been enchanted by the tale of the clever cat in fancy boots who outsmarts a king and a sorcerer to win a castle and a bride for his penniless master. The humor, the magic, and a lush Renaissance setting are all on glorious display, and a well-placed gatefold adds to the drama. This elegant new edition of Charles Perrault's folktale is essential for every child's library. Read it in tandem with other Pinkney classic picture books like The Little Red Hen and The Lion and the Mouse.
"This book is larger than life."-Library Media Connection
About the Author
Jerry Pinkney is one of Americas most admired childrens book illustrators. He has won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King Awards, five New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Awards, the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other prizes and honors. Recently a member of the National Council of the Arts and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has also served on the U.S. Postal Service Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Jerry Pinkney lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Westchester County, New York.