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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Hugh Lofting. Margot Austin. Get A Copy. Hardcover , , 50 Years of Service to Children Everywhere , pages. Published by World first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Stories And Fables , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 28, Lucia Biondi rated it it was amazing. Warning: may contain spoilers This review is in reference to the story "Poppet" by Margot Austin.
I recommend this short story to a younger age as it is a children's book, however, I still enjoyed rereading the story since it is very nostalgic of the times I read these stories as a child. The characters are very well presented through the cute names Poppet, Puttle and Puttler and personalities in addition to the well drawn illustrations by Margot. The story follows this charismatic group thr Warning: may contain spoilers This review is in reference to the story "Poppet" by Margot Austin.
The story follows this charismatic group through a late night journey trying to catch a bear. On the adventure, the characters stumble upon many different animals and struggle to reach their goal with a dying flashlight and an empty bag. In the end the boy is able to capture the bear under a hammock which only turns out to be his cherished stuffed teddy bear. This conclusion is a perfect ending to portray an ironic situation where the reader was supposed to be fearful of this particular scenario, but then realizes that the characters were not searching for something harmful all along.
In a way the story teaches the value in being persistent and determined in addition to being adventurous. Although, I would like to add that occasionally when the boy releases the other animals from his bag that the way this is described in a jerking or shoving motion is borderline aggressive.
However, the story is made more personal through the structured dialogue and the accompanying pictures. This is definitely an easy read but also has many alternative meanings if analyzing through multiple literacy lenses. Thus reading this book can give great incite on children literature. Feb 11, Margaret rated it it was amazing. I love these books! Having these books growing up is, I think, the reason that I to this day love poetry so much!
Oct 29, Margaret Chind marked it as hardcopy-review-to-read Shelves: own , fairy-tales , childcraft , kindergarten , kindergarten-rascal. Excerpts and reprints include: Excerpts and reprints include Aug 19, Yssa Santiago rated it really liked it Shelves: childhood-babies.
I owe my life of reading to this book set. My family had the whole set and I'm pretty sure I've read all those books word per word, but I will write this here as this compilation of stories Volume 1 in my edition, no longer sure what Volume 2 was for me was definitely my favorite.
At home, we used to have this bland bookshelf that I eventually filled up over time that spanned one whole side of our living room. I remember being a small child, unable to reach for my parent's books on the upper I owe my life of reading to this book set. I remember being a small child, unable to reach for my parent's books on the upper shelves, so I satisfied myself with the books on the bottom shelf: this set, among other educational books which, now that I think about it, seemed strategic on my parents' part.
I would silently sit by the bookshelf with the book laid on top of my lap and would turn the pages to read the stories, and I don't think I ever grew tired of it. Eventually, my parents started buying me other books.
At that age, when other girls around me were brought clothes and needed to be forced to read, I was spoiled with books. Just recently, I was reminded of this book and decided to dig it out of our old boxes.
Very nostalgic. Dec 19, Edacheeky Eda D rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens , non-fiction. Oh my god the childcraft books were my childhood!! Anyways, recently I found myself remembering stories and nursery rhymes that I use to love as a kid and I remembered that they were from this collection of encyclopaedia-type books and I remembered that these encyclopaedias were called "The World Book" so after some googleing, I found the childcraft books and all the memories came flooding back.
When I was little I lo Oh my god the childcraft books were my childhood!! When I was little I loved reading them. I remember my parents bought the entire set from the flea market and I'd read them all the time. I sure hope I can find them and pass them onto my kids one day. Sep 25, J. Aleksandr Wootton rated it liked it. I've owned this collection since I was little, and re-reading it now see more shortcomings with the collection than I did then. Still an enjoyable read, still full of great stories, but perhaps its time for a new collection to be assembled based on the original vision.
Aug 08, Abi rated it really liked it Shelves: slit , anthologies , borrowed , children-s-middle-grade , short-stories , american-lit , picture-books , 4-stars , third-person-pov , series-five-or-more-books.
I borrowed this book from my classmate back in Freshmen High School. I enjoyed this one. I even have two favorite stories: The one with the skunk in the oven and the story called "Gone is Gone".
So enjoyable. Jun 16, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: picture-books , favorites , classic , kids. I read the stories in this book approximately a million times while growing up. It even has the polish that Steph would wipe on it while doing her nails. Ah the memories! Oct 11, Rebecca Rodrigues added it. Part of the quest to reunite myself with stories of my childhood.
Jan 04, Kidsbookworm rated it it was amazing Shelves: kids , must-own , must-read , family. We were so fortunate to find this set at a local used book store! These are marvelous treasures that every family should own! Mar 02, Alejandra Ruiz rated it really liked it. There are several stories compacted into this book.
This book is basically a kiddie book but it is a really good one. It contains pictures and it is easy to comprehended when you are young. Natasia Angel rated it really liked it Sep 24, FlamingRose rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Christy Baker rated it really liked it Oct 21, Holly Holder-Brown rated it really liked it Dec 24, Connie rated it it was amazing May 06, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Mar 11, RL rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Noizde rated it it was amazing Dec 26, DeAyn rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Apr 26, Cassi rated it it was amazing.
A childhood favorite!
Stories And Fables (Childcraft: The How and Why Library 1984, #2)
ISBN 13: 9780805089721