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The Tinderbox (Anglais) Broché – 3 novembre 2008


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'There sat the dog with eyes as big as mill wheels'Though criticised for their anarchic immorality when first published, Hans Christian Andersen's tales made him an international star, taken to the hearts of children and adults for their beauty, sorrow and strangeness. Included here are 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' and 'Big Klaus and Little Klaus'.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). Andersen's Fairy Tales is available in Penguin Classics. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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Stephen Mitchell is a renowned writer and translator whose books for young readers include THE WISHING BONE AND OTHER POEMS and THE NIGHTINGALE. His books for adults include the bestselling TAO TE CHING, as well as GILGAMESH, THE BOOK OF JOB, MEETINGS WITH THE ARCHANGEL, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, and THE ENLIGHTENED HEART: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SACRED POETRY.

Bagram Ibatoulline is the illustrator of THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE by Kate DiCamillo, THE SERPENT CAME TO GLOUCESTER by M. T. Anderson, HANA IN THE TIME OF THE TULIPS by Deborah Noyes, Stephen Mitchell’s THE NIGHTINGALE, and CROSSING by Philip Booth. Born in Russia, Bagram Ibatoulline lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.


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Wonderful rendition of Anderson's tale 27 novembre 2001
Par Regina Doman - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Whoever reviewed this book in "editorial" needs to have their eyes examined. Grotesque watercolors? Inept humor? What are they talking about? This is the FIRST version of the Tinderbox by H.C. Anderson, one of my favorite fairy tales that I've really found to be pleasing. The three dogs with humoungous eyes are delightfully fantastic, and the hero and heroine well rendered. The more bloodthirsty and amoral elements of the tale are changed (ie: the soldier doesn't lop off the witch's head but instead traps her in a deep pit) to its improvement, IMHO. Warhola's watercolors are cheerful, fairly realistic, quite appropriate for the lighthearted and rambunctious story.
A great introduction to an exuberant tale for the young, especially for boys. It's not a wimpy fairytale by any means, even if there is a princess and kissing at the end. Warhola and Thompson do a commendable job. Should be reprinted!
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Amazon, you've got the wrong reiews attributed to this book! 30 novembre 2007
Par C. Olson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
This version of THE TINDERBOX is engaging and lovely. The illustrations are captivating and the storytelling wonderful. For some reason, the reviews Amazon has posted list Moser as the author and puts the story after the Civil War. I don't know which book they're referring to, but it's NOT this one.
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Seventy years later... 1 juillet 2014
Par Jacquij - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
I was lying in bed thinking about a story that I read as a young girl and all I could remember was it had three dogs and a tree in it when suddenly The Tinder Box title came to mind. Amazon came to the rescue - what a pleasure to read it again!
Engaging! 15 février 2013
Par Madeleine Raymond - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
My grandchildren received this book through a membership with Stuart Brent's Children's Book Club in Chicago. I read it with them and all were thoroughly engaged in the story. A discussion followed about the dogs. Were they really bad or just made to be bad? My granddaughter was most interested in the dog's role. Providing great literature for children is vital. I thought the illustrations extraordinary as well.
Terrific, AND OK for children! 21 août 2012
Par E. Olson - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Fabulous illustrations and an excellent rendition of this classic story. My wife was concerned the story was too dark for our 5yr old daughter, but she LOVES it! And for those who said it's not for children, have they read ANY other children's classics? Let's see... Hansel and Gretle -father is told by wife to abandon children in the forest because there isn't enough food, then they are lured by candy to a witches home who intends to fatten them up and eat them, only to escape by pushing her into an oven. Snow White - jealous queen tells woodsman to take young girl to the forest and murder her. Little Red Riding hood: girl goes to visit grandmother only to find a wolf is waiting to devour her. Need I go on?
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