A telling of the tales: five stories

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Harper & Row, Apr 1, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 132 pages
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A retelling of five classic folk/fairy tales, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Jack and the Beanstalk, from a contemporary perspective.

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Review: A Telling of the Tales: Five Stories (Teller of Tales #1)

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I did not like it. It was boring, the last story I skipped through most of it. Read full review

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The first story, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty is SO funny. The others are ok, not as hilarious as The Stinky Cheese Man or The True Story of the Three Pigs but it would be good to use this one as a comparison to all the others. Read full review

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Brooke is the author of several acclaimed novels and story collections that give new twists to old tales.

Richard Egielski received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in "Hey, Al", written with Arthur Yorinks. His other books include "Buz "and "Jazper", which were chosen as New York Times Best Illustrated Books for Children. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.

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