The Devil's Storybooks: Twenty Delightfully Wicked Stories

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Square Fish, Apr 24, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages

Every now and then, the Devil likes to pop up into the world for an adventure. He's a trickster and a mischief-maker, and just as full of vanity and other human failings. But he's also a gifted storyteller. The Devil's antics are presented in these two collections of stories, The Devil's Storybook and The Devil's Other Storybook, together in one volume. They make for delightfully wicked reading and are accompanied by charming illustrations by Natalie Babbitt.

 

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User Review  - diovival - LibraryThing

Entertaining, light read. Each of the ten stories revolve around the Devil himself in some way or other. Contents... Wishes The Very Pretty Lady The Harps of Heaven The Imp in the Basket* Nuts A ... Read full review

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User Review  - BoundTogetherForGood - LibraryThing

I read this book because I loved Natalie Babbit's Tuck Everlasting. This was nothing like that. This selection felt very juvenile in its writing style. Many of the stories felt very similar to each ... Read full review

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Artist and writer Natalie Babbitt (1932–2016) is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting and many other brilliantly original books for young people. As the mother of three small children, she began her career in 1966 by illustrating The Forty-Ninth Magician, written by her husband, Samuel Babbitt. She soon tried her own hand at writing, publishing two picture books in verse. Her first novel, TheSearch for Delicious, was published in 1969 and established her reputation for creating magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned Babbitt a Newbery Honor in 1971, and she went on to write—and often illustrate—many more picture books, story collections,and novels. She also illustrated the five volumes in the Small Poems series by Valerie Worth. In 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture, and in 2016 a musical version premiered on Broadway. Born and raised in Ohio, Natalie Babbitt lived her adult life in the Northeast.

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