DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode

DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE

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Age Range: 5 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Goode's expressive charactersfrom ogres to elvesare priceless, and the elegant design gives the stories and poems their due. It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-525-45660-0
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1997




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