The classic Oscar Wilde story of the selfish giant who won't let anyone into his garden - until his heart is softened by one very special little boy, illustrated with great drama. The Bloomsbury Children's Classics Series: The Brave Sister, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Danuta Mayer The Selfish Giant, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated ...
The classic Oscar Wilde story of the selfish giant who won't let anyone into his garden - until his heart is softened by one very special little boy, illustrated with great drama. The Bloomsbury Children's Classics Series: The Brave Sister, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Danuta Mayer The Selfish Giant, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Fabian Negrin The Emperor and the Nightingale, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Paul Birkbeck Bisky Bats and Pussy Cats, animal nonsense poems by Edward Lear, illustrated by Matilda Harrison. The Nonsense Verse of Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Lorna Hussey
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Publishers Weekly, 2000-01-31 An inventive manipulation of perspective and subtle shifts in palette mark Negrin's (Dora's Box) haunting paintings for this smooth retelling of Wilde's Christian allegory. Otherworldly in its angularity, the art intensifies the mystical quality of the narrative. The eponymous giant builds a high wall to keep children from playing in his lush garden. A dark, seemingly endless winter settles in, until the children return through a small hole in the wall, bringing spring with them as they climb into the trees. Yet winter still reigns in one far corner of the garden; there the giant spies a small boy who can't reach the lowest branches of a tree. Contrite, the giant lifts the tiny child into the tree, which then "burst[s] into blossom." The giant destroys the wall and welcomes the children back into his garden, but this one boy does not return. At tale's end, many years later, the child reappears (with "two wounds on the palms of his hands and two in his little feet. They were the prints of nails") to repay the now elderly giant's kindness: "A long time ago you let me play in your garden. Now I have come to take you to my garden, which is called Paradise." Despite its loud redemptive note, children will probably need adult guidance in interpreting this classic story; fortunately, the handsome production welcomes young readers and the tale itself warrants the effort. Ages 5-8. (Feb.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-03-27 Gallagher's (Moonhorse) eerily stylized paintings lend a haunting resonance to this moralistic tale of a hardened man who learns to open his heart. When the curmudgeonly Giant denies the local children access to his expansive garden, a great chill descends on them all. Winter lingers and spring refuses to scale the garden walls. But the children find a way into the beloved spot and the trees, grateful for the company and attention, begin to bloom. Seeing such beauty, the Giant is transformed and befriends his young neighbors, allowing them free rein. Not long afterward, a special boy appears to escort the old man to Paradise. Wilde's lessons are easily deciphered, though children may be confused by the overt religious imagery at tale's end. The towering but somehow gentlemanly Giant on the book's black-bordered jacket cuts an intriguing and imposing swath. Meanwhile, Gallagher's gallivanting and ghostly-white Snow, Frost and North Wind characters and her warm and golden images of happy children and gorgeous blossoms create plenty of drama. All ages. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1987-04-24 Wilde's poignant tale of redemption deserves the renewed attention this volume gives it. In the story, a fierce giant who forbids little children to play in his garden is befriended by one small fellow. The giant's heart melts, and he allows the children to enter the garden, but the special child doesn't return for some time. At last the child appears, this time with holes in his hands and feet. ``You let me play once in your garden,'' he tells the giant. ``Today you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.'' Mansell's illustrations combine a Tony Ross-like zaniness with a sense of the mysterious that perfectly underscores the story's spiritual theme. Ages 69. (April) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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