Search Results: "Charles Perrault"


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THE COMPLETE FAIRY TALES OF CHARLES PERRAULT by Charles Perrault
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"It's grand to have the real thing in such fine new dress—an essential reference for folklore collections, in attractive format that's sure to appeal to young readers. (Folklore. 5+)"
An intelligent new translation of all 11 stories, true to the original (the three verse tales have, sensibly, been rendered as prose, but the morals are in lively verse) and doubly welcome since the only other edition of merit in print (Dover, 1969, paper only) omits three of the tales. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Charles Perrault
Released: April 1, 1999

"One good French touch comes at dinner; the prince is so besotted that 'even when the most delicious dishes were served for supper, he could not eat a morsel.' (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
PLB 0-7358-1052-4 Cinderella (32 pp.; $15.95, PLB $15.88; Apr.; 0-7358-1051-6, PLB 0-7358-1052-4): Perrault's ancient tale of Cinderella has been slimmed and toned down considerably, with her virtues less evident and the supporting cast less effective. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Marcia Brown
Released: June 15, 1954

"Gentle."
This companion piece to the other fairy tales Marcia Brown has interpreted (see Puss In Boots, 1952, p. 548 and others) has the smoothness of a good translation and a unique charm to her feathery light pictures. Read full book review >

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PUSS IN BOOTS by Charles Perrault
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"Amid the barrel full of Puss' digital appearances, this one falls toward the bottom. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
An undistinguished edition of the familiar tale, pairing a standard, lightly edited 19th-century text to a scanty assortment of grainy public-domain pictures. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Charles Perrault
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Definitely not for preschoolers, but a valid interpretation to fascinate and challenge older readers. (Folklore/Picture book. 7+)"
In his introduction to this ``beautiful, violent tale,'' Luciano Pavarotti suggests that these illustrations ``will leave you breathless.'' That's an understatement. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An illuminating new biography of a legendary figure in the scientific world whose legacy continues to draw reappraisals."
The prolific novelist and biographer probes the character and controversies of Charles Darwin's life and the controversial theory that turned the world on its head. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >

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CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"An exciting and richly evocative portrait of one of the most important thinkers in scientific history that leaves the reader wishing the second volume were already on hand. (48 pages photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
This first volume of a definitive new Darwin biography is full of insight into both the man and his era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Darwin was an amateur who never received a thorough grounding in biology and never learned how to draw properly; for his last 40 years, he was an invalid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Brief bibliography (standard adult works; three books for young readers; 14 of Dickens's most familiar works). (Biography/Picture book. 8+)"
The authors follow their splendid Bard of Avon (1992, ALA Notable) with an equally handsome book on the beloved novelist. Read full book review >