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Title:
Nursery classics : a Galdone treasury
Author:
Galdone, Paul.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Clarion Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
vii, 160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The three little pigs -- The three bears -- The little red hen -- Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.
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ISBN:
9780618130467
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Paul Galdone created hundreds of books in his lifetime. Many of his picture books quickly became accepted as the definitive version of traditional stories. Collected here are four of his most popular picture books: The Three Pigs, The Three Bears, The Little Red Hen, and Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee. Parents who grew up with these whimsical retellings will enjoy revisiting them and sharing them with the family, bringing Galdone's timeless artistry and bright, earthy humor to a new generationof readers. This attractive gift book includes every word and image in the original picture books, and features an introduction by noted children's book specialist Leonard S. Marcus.


Author Notes

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and immigrated to the United States in 1928. Though he was also a painter and sculptor, he is best known as a writer and illustrator of children's books.

During his early career Galdone worked in the art department at Doubleday where he designed a successful book jacket. The experience led him to believe that he could make a living as a freelance illustrator. He left behind the working world of New York City when he and his wife moved to rural Rockland County, New York.

Many of Galdone's works are adaptations of fairy tales and folktales. Some of these are The House that Jack Built (1961), Cinderella (1978), and Three Aesop Fox Fables (1971). He illustrated the well-known Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars and sequels written by Ellen MacGregor. He has illustrated works by John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Lear, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. During his career he illustrated over 100 books and wrote and illustrated several dozen others.

Galdone was twice runner up for the Caldecott Medal, in 1957 and 1958.

Paul Galdone died in 1986.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Gathering four timeless tales with pictures by Caldecott Honor artist Paul Galdone into one handsomely designed volume, Nursery Classics: A Galdone Treasury shows off the illustrator's wit, whimsy and masterful use of detail. In "The Three Little Pigs," the precocious porkers turn the tables on the leering wolf; the opening pages of "The Three Bears" show the main characters smiling knowingly at the reader, while the "Little Wee Bear" holds his teddy close. An introduction by Leonard S. Marcus offers a glimpse into Galdone's personal history and artistic style. ( Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved