Three Classic Children's Stories

Three Classic Children's Stories
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Three Classic Children's Stories
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Drawings by Edward Gorey
Text by James Donnelly

Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. 112 pages with 85 color drawings. Size: 6 x 8 inches.

Published by PomegranateKids®, an imprint of Pomegranate Communications. This item is CPSIA compliant: CPSIA certification form.

ISBN 9780764955464

Product Description

Three timeless favorites—Little Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant-Killer, and Rumpelstiltskin—come together in this enchanting collection of read-aloud fun. Illustrated in charming detail by Edward Gorey and retold with engaging wit by James Donnelly, these unique renditions offer a fresh take on age-old tales.

What happens when Little Red Riding Hood ignores her mother’s advice to “Keep yourself to yourself”? How will young Jack fight the Giant who gobbles children by the fistful? And how will Queen Omoline save her baby from the devious Rumpelstiltskin? Gorey’s expressive drawings and Donnelly’s breezy text prove that good stories never grow old: rather, the tales in Three Classic Children’s Stories are better than ever.

"[A] real treat, and worth a place in the kids’ library, classroom and Gorey collection. It’s new, elegant and refreshing—a great way to bring some of Gorey’s lesser-known collaborations to the fore."—

"The stories—all well-known classics—are significantly updated. They are tongue-in-cheek [with] lots of easter-egg gems for the grownups and accessible giggles for kids."—LibraryThing Early Reviewer

"This book has a certain air of charm and sophistication, which as Little Red Riding Hood said best, “shows real maturity!” A fun bedtime read for all ages."—LibraryThing Early Reviewer

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About the Author

JAMES DONNELLY is a freelance writer. His past work for Pomegranate includes publishing projects with the British Museum, Oxford University Press USA, the National Gallery of Art, and many other institutions. In other lives he has traveled widely with various carnivals; built ugly, dangerous motorcycles; and been immured within a Union 76 sign high above an expressway.

About Edward Gorey

EDWARD ST. JOHN GOREY (1925–2000) is famous for the honored bounty of books he wrote and illustrated, featuring his distinctive humor and astonishingly detailed crosshatch ink drawings. Creator of more than one hundred works, Gorey also was a successful contributor to theater from Cape Cod to Broadway; his production of Dracula on Broadway garnered two Tony Awards (Best Revival and Best Costumes). He is also well known as the creator of the animation images in the PBS series Mystery! Read his full bio here.