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Michael Hague's Read-To-Me Book of Fairy Tales
by Allison Grace MacDonald and Michael Hague


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From once upon a time to happily ever after, these are the fairy tales everyone knows and loves. Here you will find the princess who kisses a frog, the fairy godmother who changes everything, and the ugly duckling who becomes a graceful swan.

Master artist Michael Hague has selected and illustrated this enchanting collection, compiled especially for reading aloud with the whole family.  Read more...


 
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More About Michael Hague's Read-To-Me Book of Fairy Tales by Allison Grace MacDonald; Michael Hague
 
 
 
Overview

From once upon a time to happily ever after, these are the fairy tales everyone knows and loves. Here you will find the princess who kisses a frog, the fairy godmother who changes everything, and the ugly duckling who becomes a graceful swan.

Master artist Michael Hague has selected and illustrated this enchanting collection, compiled especially for reading aloud with the whole family. Through his luminous paintings, readers will rediscover all the magic of these beloved childhood classics.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780688140106
  • ISBN-10: 0688140106
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 128
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

This fairy tale anthology features 14 simplified versions of classic stories including “Cinderella,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” and “The Three Little Pigs,” accompanied by gilded paintings that honor their fantastic, enigmatic, and sometimes terrifying content. Beauty’s Beast is a shrieking, wolflike ghoul; Hague’s illustrations for “The Little Mermaid” evoke the Art Nouveau movement, his sea witch a cross between Medusa and an octopus; and Little Red Riding Hood’s cape trails behind her in sinuous and sinister tendrils as she crosses the dark forest. While MacDonald’s abbreviated retellings don’t linger on the grimmer elements of the tales, the material isn’t overly laundered either (in “Snow White,” the queen “feasted on what she thought was Snow White, satisfied that she had rid herself of her beautiful stepdaughter”). Ornate visual details provide a gateway for readers to uncover the symbolism and unspoken complexities behind these familiar stories. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)

 
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