This collection of classic stories celebrates the relationship between child and treasured toy. This anthology introduces tales of Rag Bag; the doll which saved Vasilissa from the fearsome witch Baba Yaga; the adventures of Hans Anderson's tin soldier; and the enchanted rocking horse Rollande.
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Gr 4-6-Lewis has gathered six classic stories, all with the theme of dolls and toys, and put them in this handsome collection. The tales, including Hans Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" and E. Nesbit's "The Town in the Library," have a timeless quality about them with appealing plots for children. What makes this book special, however, are the detailed illustrations peppered throughout the stories. Intricate pictures of doll houses, black-and-white silhouettes of toys, and full-page spreads of magical creatures all enhance the beauty of this anthology. To complete the work, Lewis has included an introduction to each selection, aimed at more adult enthusiasts of children's literature than at children themselves. While the old-fashioned appearance may limit readership, the book will appeal to a special audience and deserves shelf space in most collections.-Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX
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Angela Barrett's romantic cover art captures the mood of wonderment throughout Rocking Horse Land: And Other Classic Tales of Dolls and Toys, edited by Naomi Lewis. The six stories here include Hans Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," E. Nesbit's "The Town in the Library" and a Baba Yaga folktale; Barrett's Victorian-flavored illustrations conjure the imagined comforts of a cheerful British nursery. (Candlewick, $19.99 144p ages 8-12 ISBN 0-7636-0897-1; Nov.)
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Descripción Walker Books, London, England, 2000. Hardcover, Pictorial. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Illustrated by Barrett, Angela Ilustrador. First Edition. This collection of classic stories celebrates the intimate and imaginative relationship between child and treasured toy. Meet Rag Bag, Carol's old and special speaking doll, who outwits a graceless fairy child; the small wooden doll who saves Vasilissa from the fearsome witch Baba Yaga; and little Prince Freedling's birthday gift without equal - the enchanted rocking horse Rollonde. Read also of the first days of a Victorian London doll (as seen through her own eyes) , a tale by Anderson and one from E. Nesbit. They are given lustre by award-winning artist Angela Barrett. Her exquisite pictures sparkle with magic and mystery, allowing us, like Rollonde, to fly away to the memorable realm that is Rocking Horse Land. ; 8vo - over 7Â¾ - 9Â¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 003720
Descripción Walker Books Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110744555663
Descripción Walker Books Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Angela Barrett Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0744555663