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* Monsters! Hardcover Special Offer Price $17.99
Written by: Fran Parnell
Illustrated by: Sophie Fatus
Read Alone: Ages 6-10
Reviews:
"Parnell's lively retellings evoke their origins with a light touch, focusing more on fun than fear. Fatus' whimsical illustrations move with the rhythms of the bouncy text." - Publishers Weekly
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* Tales From Old Ireland Paperback + CD Special Offer Price $14.99
Retold by: Malachy Doyle
Illustrated by: Niamh Sharkey
Read Alone: Ages 6-10
Reviews:
Awards and Honors:
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2000
Parents' Choice Awards, Gold Award 2000
Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition, 2000
Recent praise:
"A very lively retelling of seven traditional Irish stories accompanied by striking stylised artwork from Niamh Sharkey (winner of the Mother Goose Award) - Bookseller
"In his cogent introduction, Doyle gives a succinct overview of the significance of storytelling in the Irish cultural tradition, linking it to the present by references to the government-sponsored systematic collection of tales in the mid-1930s.... The illustrations by Niamh Sharkey are two-dimensional abstractions, richly colored like illuminated manuscripts....[T]he book is a well-designed addition to folklore collections." - Horn Book
"This comic, tender collection of tales from the oral tradition will give adults as much pleasure to read aloud as it will give children to hear. Doyle has a lively prose style full of wonderfully idiomatic dialogue: one character, for instance, drinks so much he is left "as dumb as a haddock on Good Friday.' Some of these stories of fairies and heroes are well known (Irish versions of The Swan Princess and Cinderella, for example). Less familiar ones introduce enjoyable characters such as Lusmore the melodious hunchback and Jack Doherty the tippling fisherman. The storytelling is a delight, but it is the pictures that make this book truly special. Sharkey's palette of autumnal colours is exceptionally rich and luminous; she combines boldness with gentleness, and her humorous vision tames the monsters and endears us to the eccentrics. The collection ends with a cheeky self-referential joke: a story explaining how these tales were written down is illustrated by St Patrick carrying a copy of this very book under his arm. - The Sunday Times (London)
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* Knights Paperback + CD Special Offer Price $13.99
Written by: John Matthews
Illustrated by: Giovanni Manna
Read Alone: Ages 6-10
Reviews:
If you enjoy tales of adventure from around the world, you may like to take a look at The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins. This anthology is also exquisitely illustrated by Giovanni Manna.
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* Story Tree Paperback + CD Special Offer Price $13.99
Retold by: Hugh Lupton
Illustrated: Sophie Fatus
Read Alone: Ages 4-9
Reviews:
"English storyteller Lupton's selection of tales is nearly foolproof, providing seven stellar entries from seven different cultures.... Fatus' illustrations have the geometric simplicity of children's drawings, and the resulting compositions are examples of innocent fun that complement the simple but fluid text....[S]upplement the bedtime-story collection with this effective volume and give adults something they'll be happy to read aloud." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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* The Real Princess Hardcover Special Offer Price $14.99
Written by: Brenda Williams
Illustrated by: Sophie Fatus
Read Alone: Ages 6-10
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* Tales of Wisdom & Wonder Paperback + CD Special Offer Price $13.99
Retold by: Hugh Lupton
Illustrated by: Niamh Sharkey
Read Alone: Ages 6-10
Reviews:
Awards and Honors
Books for Children Mother Goose Award (England), 1999
Bisto Award (Ireland), 1999
Recent praise:
"Lupton imbues each folktale in this unusual collection with the rhythm and wit of an informal orator, and delivers a nugget of truth at the close. Reflecting an impressive amount of research, he culls legends from Ireland, Russia, France, Africa and the Caribbean islands and embellishes them as a jazz musician embellishes melody.... He weaves in riffs tailored for reading aloud and prompting interaction with the listener.... Sharkey's characters may remind some readers of a cross between Lane Smith and Yumi Heo, but the composition of her work reflects her own unique style.... Readers can only hope that this team of newcomers has more in store." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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* Stories From The Opera Paperback + CD Special Offer Price $15.99
Written by: Shahrukh Husain
Narrated by Miranda Richardson
Illustrated by: James Mayhew
Read Alone: Ages 8-Adult
Reviews:
Awards and Honors:
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2000
Recent praise:
"Misplaced your libretto? Not to worry. The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera highlights the tales of The Little Sweep, The Magic Flute and five other operas. Tall, narrow illustrations by James Mayhew flank the text, and opulent framed full-page artwork mimics the stage." - Publishers Weekly
"Let this book once and for all dispel any notions that children will not like opera. As this collection demonstrates, beneath that ornate and unfamiliar music are stories of fantasy, romance and suspense that have enchanted young and old for centuries . . . Parents who want to encourage an appreciation of music in their offspring will be hard-pressed to find a more accessible introduction of opera" - ForeWord Magazine
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