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by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tor Classics; Unabridged edition (June 15, 1998)
Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
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A Wonder Book For Girls and Boys.

A Wonder Book For Girls and Boys. How can you not want to be better after reading this book? I had my 12 and 15 year old boys read this book out loud, and at first it was ruff going, but as they read every day, they really progressed in their ability to read his writing out loud.

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1851) is a children's book by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he retells several Greek myths. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales. The stories in A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys are all stories within a story, the frame story being that a Williams College student, Eustace Bright, is telling these tales to a group of children at Tanglewood, an area in Lenox, Massachusetts, where Hawthorne lived for a time

ГлавнаяЗарубежная классикаHawthorne NathanielA Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales . There are a hundred such; and it is a wonder to me that they have not long ago been put into picture-books for little girls and boys.

ГлавнаяЗарубежная классикаHawthorne NathanielA Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales, for Girls and Boys. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Hawthorne Nathaniel A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales, for Girls and Boys. But, instead of that, old gray-bearded grandsires pore over them in musty volumes of Greek, and puzzle themselves with trying to find out when, and how, and for what they were made.

LC control no. 75300414 Type of material Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, et. Personal name Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. More like this Uniform title Wonder book for girls and boys  More like this Main title A wonder book for girls & boys, by Nathaniel Hawthorne ; with 60 designs by Walter Crane. Published/Created Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1893, c1892. Related names Crane, Walter, 1845-1915.

Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story.

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The girl, it seemed, had gone off with a company of circus-performers, and occasionally tidings of her came to the village, and fine stories were told of her glittering appearance as she rode on horseback in the ring, or performed marvellous feats on the tight-rope. You may find it for free on the web.

A Wonder-Book for Girls & Boys. Hawthorne's "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys" retells some of the most famous ancient Greek myths. Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Published/Created: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, 1893. Request in: Rare Book/Special Collections reading room (Jefferson LJ239). Download Cover Image: . Enlarge.

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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.This edition of A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Eileen Charbonneau.Thousands of years ago, when monsters roamed the earth and magic rules the world, the Greeks set sail among the islands of the Aegean Sea in search of incredible riches and fantastic adventures...adventures that would become legendary.The Gorgons: cruel witches with snakes for hair.Midas: everything he touched turned to gold...even people.Hercules: the greatest hero of all time.Chimaera: part lion, part goat, part snake--but all monster!Pegasus: the magical flying horse.These are only a few of the fabulous heroes and monsters in the collection of classic Greek adventures retold especially for young people by one of the world's greatest authors.
  • This is another of the many classic tales that the famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote for children. This is the tale called "The Midas Touch," which children should know because it is part of world culture.
    King Midas was obsessed by his love of gold which he horded in his basement dungeon. Once when he was in his dungeon, which he had locked so that no one could come and see and take his gold, a smiling stranger appeared. The stranger noticed that he had much gold but was not satisfied. He asked Midas what he wanted. After lengthy thought, Midas said he was tired of searching for gold and wanted that everything he touched would turn into gold. The stranger said he would grant the wish which would begin in the morning.
    The next morning, the wish materialized. Everything the king touched turned into gold. When he put on his gasses, it turned to gold and he could not see through them. When he dressed in his clothes, they turned to gold and were heavy. He touched his much-admired rose garden and all the roses became gold and lost their color and smell. He tried to eat, but his food and drink turned to gold and he could consume nothing.
    But then something excitingly worse occurred.
    Children will enjoy the adventure, learn much about greed and about appreciating what one has, and they will look forward to discovering what happens in this classic tale. I think they will enjoy it so much they will want to hear other classics.

  • I was very disappointed by the complete lack of ANY illustrations in this book. Other older copies are illustrated. Some reviews said there were illustrations in this book, but perhaps they have been removed. Other elements are very low quality as well. This book is just a notch above a photocopy of a printout.

  • Six Greek Myths/Tales are told to a group of children by their cousin, Eustace Bright so before and after each story you are reading of the interactions and activities of the children. The six stories are:

    Gorgons * Midas * The Paradise of Children (Pandora's Box) * Three Golden Apples (Hercules) * The Miraculous Pitcher * The Chimaera

    The Kindle version is not formatted properly in two ways. The "U's" in the titles are shown as "V's" and the first letter of the chapter is on the end of the chapter's title. HOWEVER as this version is FREE, one cannot really complain. I am reading this aloud to our children and older children should be able to work through the errors without any problems. The rest of the text is great and the stories are retold very well.

  • These are classic stories from Greek mythology. The easy way to introduce young people to Perseus, Mercury, the Minotaur,. Medusa and other tales which afe referred to in films and literature. Long introductions may be skipped to get directly to the stories.

  • Tanglewood Tales was an old childhood favorite (beaten up hard-cover edition, with color Maxfield Parrish illustrations). I was so looking forward to sharing this version of the Greek classics with my own kids.

    Okay...a literary critic I'm not. I just wanted to drop in and say that this version SUCKS. There were quite a few missing pages, and the illustrations were mostly black globs.

    A total rip off.

  • I read these books when I was a child. I started reading these stories to the kiddo's. It's very nice to have a quiet time in the evening reading these wondrous stories to the children. The discussions that invariably present themselves are worth their weight in gold, then add to that the spark of imagination that results is truly amazing. No amount of video games or TV & movies can replace one hour of Nathaniel Hawthorne!

    Even though this book does not include the wonderful lithographs the original books did, the stories stand by themselves. Of course, the seriously low price of the books would negate the pictures. The book itself is high quality. The paper cover is very thick & glossy. The pages of the book are bound to the spine for longevity. I can predict this book will disappear and miraculously reappear in one of the childrens bookshelves when they strike out on their own, to seek their fame & fortune, defeating hideous monsters they meet along the way.

  • This book was printed from an e-book. How do I know? The e-book terms and conditions are printed on the second page. Not surprisingly, the illustrations and text are of poor quality as a result. I am returning this book and will be buying a more professionally printed copy for my children.