Tales from the Beechy Woods (Fluff's Birthday)

By: Burke, Molly

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Beautiful color illustrated hardcover with rub at head of spine and upper tips but still displays well. 30 pp text as new, crisp and unmarked. More than suitable for gift-giving. From the Canadian Materials for Young People: "Tales from the Beechy Woods might well be described as one of those books that some adults perceive as being the perfect children's story. Intended by the author to introduce children to woodland animals, it in fact presents a few inaccuracies about forest life. Do pigeons roost in pine trees? Does hay grow in the forest? According to this book, yes, but perhaps only because "hay" rhymes with "today." The story is told in four-line rhyming verses. To get a more realistic sense of the sound of the rhyme and rhythm, this reviewer read the story aloud only to discover that a little alliteration can be a dangerous thing: Burr and Bamber turned to Barba With expressions of dismay. As well, the verses are awkward and forced, turning what might be a story into trite chatter: "Oh!" she sighed. "I feel so happy, Everything is green and gold. Yesterday I was a baby, But today I'm one year old. "I am still a tiny Rabbit But, from this morning on, I am old enough to wander In the Beechy Wood alone!

Title: Tales from the Beechy Woods (Fluff's Birthday)

Author Name: Burke, Molly

Illustrator: Neubacher, Gerda

Categories: CHILDRENS FICTION,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Canada, Hayes Publishing Ltd: 1983

ISBN Number: 0886250447

ISBN Number 13: 9780886250447

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 34807

Keywords: Classic Prose, Poetry for Children,