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The Lion Classic Wisdom Stories
by Mary Joslin and Christina Balit


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A treasure trove of storytelling wisdom, gathered from around the globe

Ranging from the must-have favorites--including Axe Soup and Under the Banyan Tree--to lesser known stories that are at once compelling and unforgettable, this beautifully designed story book is a valuable addition to any child's collection.  Read more...


 
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More About The Lion Classic Wisdom Stories by Mary Joslin; Christina Balit
 
 
 
Overview

A treasure trove of storytelling wisdom, gathered from around the globe

Ranging from the must-have favorites--including Axe Soup and Under the Banyan Tree--to lesser known stories that are at once compelling and unforgettable, this beautifully designed story book is a valuable addition to any child's collection. Each story is retold in a simple and elegant style, and full of eye-catching pictures perfect for engaging young readers minds. Presented in a beautifully designed hardcover package, this timeless collection would make a thoughtful and lasting gift.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780745963693
  • ISBN-10: 0745963692
  • Publisher: Lion Hudson
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 128
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-9
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-04-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Joslin (The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers) retells 28 stories from around the world, collected for “entertainment, inspiration, and subtle reproof.” Readers may recognize some plots and characters—such as the emperor whose new clothes were no clothes at all—and enjoy less familiar figures, such as the little rich girl from Poland, who had everything she wanted except friends to play with her. These stories are told in straightforward prose; some, such as “The Story That Grew,” feel truncated, but others, such as “The Boastful Turtle,” trust readers to discover the moral, which is pleasant work. Balit (The Adventures of Odysseus) illustrates every page; purples, greens, and yellow-golds combine in rich, textured designs, reminiscent of cloisonné jewelry or pottery and fittingly folkloric in tone. Parents will enjoy reading these stories aloud, and children will absorb lessons about wisdom, told with kindness, humor, and simplicity. Instructive but not didactic tales, fables, and legends that teach by vivid example are the rule in this collection. Ages 7–9. (May) ■

 
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