Thurber's humorous tale which won the 1944 Caldecott Medal, with new illustrations by another Caldecott-winner. Poor, sick Princess Lenore wants the moon so that she can be well again. The anxious King consults his wise men to no avail, and only when he calls on his jester is the problem solved.Thurber's humorous tale which won the 1944 Caldecott Medal, with new illustrations by another Caldecott-winner. Poor, sick Princess Lenore wants the moon so that she can be well again. The anxious King consults his wise men to no avail, and only when he calls on his jester is the problem solved.Read Less
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this book is the BEST book i've ever read. the pictures are so gorgeous, and it is such a great & entertaining tale of how what we say should not always be taken litterally and perhaps it is not always the biggest, most extravagant things that make someone happy. i also like hhow, throgh wry creativity, it is a more common man who is the hero of the story...... i just can't say enough about this book. the processing & shipping of this book was prompy & hassle-free.............. great job!
Dec 2, 2007
Witty and charming
I love this book. It's quite funny and great fun to read aloud. "Many Moons" also reminds you, in such a wonderfully clever manner, that life and almost everything in it is a matter of perspective, and trust shouldn't always be reserved for the experts. Dry humour, and a book that will have staying power (especially in any girl's reperatoire).
Aug 20, 2007
Another charming work from James Thurber
I love Many Moons. It?s a great children?s book about perspectives and possibilities. It?s charming and funny and sweet. I prefer this version with Marc Simont?s illustrations.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-09-07 "Buoyant watercolors, full of poignancy and subtle merriment, more than do justice to Thurber's beloved tale of a princess who asks for the moon, and the wise jester who presents her with it," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1990-09-14 Reillustrating a classic is a dicey proposition. On the one hand, publishers run the risk of alienating readers loyal to the original interpretation; but on the other, there's the opportunity to captivate new readers with a fresh artistic vision. The track record for re-illustrations is mixed as well, but in this case, the verdict is unequivocal: success. A Caldecott Medalist himself, Simont proves a noble successor to Louis Slobodkin, and his buoyant watercolors, full of poignancy and subtle merriment, more than do justice to Thurber's beloved tale of a princess who asks for the moon, and the wise jester who presents her with it. Even staunch traditionalists will find it hard to resist this new version. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Publishers Weekly, 1987-09-11 The charming Caldecott Medal-winning fable of a sickly princess who knows she will be well if only she can have the moon in the sky. Ages 4-8. (September)
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