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by Nathaniel Hawthorne


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ГлавнаяЗарубежная классикаHawthorne NathanielA Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales . There are a hundred such; and it is a wonder to me that they have not long ago been put into picture-books for little girls and boys.

ГлавнаяЗарубежная классикаHawthorne NathanielA Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales, for Girls and Boys. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Hawthorne Nathaniel A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales, for Girls and Boys. But, instead of that, old gray-bearded grandsires pore over them in musty volumes of Greek, and puzzle themselves with trying to find out when, and how, and for what they were made.

LC control no. 75300414 Type of material Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, et. Personal name Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. More like this Uniform title Wonder book for girls and boys  More like this Main title A wonder book for girls & boys, by Nathaniel Hawthorne ; with 60 designs by Walter Crane. Published/Created Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1893, c1892. Related names Crane, Walter, 1845-1915.

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1851) is a children's book by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he retells several Greek myths. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales. The stories in A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys are all stories within a story, the frame story being that a Williams College student, Eustace Bright, is telling these tales to a group of children at Tanglewood, an area in Lenox, Massachusetts, where Hawthorne lived for a time

This is another of the many classic tales that the famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote for children.

This is another of the many classic tales that the famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote for children. This is the tale called "The Midas Touch," which children should know because it is part of world culture. King Midas was obsessed by his love of gold which he horded in his basement dungeon.

He wrote A Wonder Book between April and July 1851, adapting six legends most freely from Charles Anton’s A Classical Dictionary (1842). He set out deliberately to modernize the stories, freeing them from what he called cold moonshine and using a romantic, readable style that was criticized by adults but proved universally popular with children.

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The girl, it seemed, had gone off with a company of circus-performers, and occasionally tidings of her came to the village, and fine stories were told of her glittering appearance as she rode on horseback in the ring, or performed marvellous feats on the tight-rope. You may find it for free on the web.

Oh, no, indeed! In the first sentence of my book, you will recollect that I spoke of a tall youth . There are a hundred such; and it is a wonder to me that they have not long ago been put into picture-books for little girls and boys

Oh, no, indeed! In the first sentence of my book, you will recollect that I spoke of a tall youth, standing in the midst of the children. His name – (and I shall let you know his real name, because he considers it a great honor to have told the stories that are here to be printed) – his name was Eustace Bright.

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This is another of the many classic tales that the famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote for children. This is the tale called "The Midas Touch," which children should know because it is part of world culture.
King Midas was obsessed by his love of gold which he horded in his basement dungeon. Once when he was in his dungeon, which he had locked so that no one could come and see and take his gold, a smiling stranger appeared. The stranger noticed that he had much gold but was not satisfied. He asked Midas what he wanted. After lengthy thought, Midas said he was tired of searching for gold and wanted that everything he touched would turn into gold. The stranger said he would grant the wish which would begin in the morning.
The next morning, the wish materialized. Everything the king touched turned into gold. When he put on his gasses, it turned to gold and he could not see through them. When he dressed in his clothes, they turned to gold and were heavy. He touched his much-admired rose garden and all the roses became gold and lost their color and smell. He tried to eat, but his food and drink turned to gold and he could consume nothing.
But then something excitingly worse occurred.
Children will enjoy the adventure, learn much about greed and about appreciating what one has, and they will look forward to discovering what happens in this classic tale. I think they will enjoy it so much they will want to hear other classics.
OTANO
Six Greek Myths/Tales are told to a group of children by their cousin, Eustace Bright so before and after each story you are reading of the interactions and activities of the children. The six stories are:

Gorgons * Midas * The Paradise of Children (Pandora's Box) * Three Golden Apples (Hercules) * The Miraculous Pitcher * The Chimaera

The Kindle version is not formatted properly in two ways. The "U's" in the titles are shown as "V's" and the first letter of the chapter is on the end of the chapter's title. HOWEVER as this version is FREE, one cannot really complain. I am reading this aloud to our children and older children should be able to work through the errors without any problems. The rest of the text is great and the stories are retold very well.
Ffyan
This book was printed from an e-book. How do I know? The e-book terms and conditions are printed on the second page. Not surprisingly, the illustrations and text are of poor quality as a result. I am returning this book and will be buying a more professionally printed copy for my children.
Qus
The version with the guy standing on the rocks next to big trees is literally the worst book printing I've ever seen. It's a terrible and unedited printing of an ebook. The fonts are all flubbed up and inconsistent, the ink is hard to read, and the pictures/filigree don't match with themselves. I'm going to use this as firestarter because it's unusable.
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Bought this for my grown son, who lost this when he was 9 and we couldn't remember the name of it to replace it. After looking for many years we found it here! What an amazing thing to be able to gift my son for his birthday. He was over the moon! Great condition, great price and happiness to last forever that we found his favorite book. Thank you!
Visonima
I am a little biased here, because I am a great admirer of Hawthorne's short stories. I think he does a delightful job of re-writing some of the old mythological stories and make them interesting for adults and children alike. I read these stories to 4 of my grandchildren who rage in age from 6 to 8 years old. I was concerned that the big words my turn them off, but they were absolutely entranced as I read these stories. Of course, I need to take some credit for being a really cool grandpa, but 99% of the credit goes to Hawthorne.
Yanthyr
I think this is one of his best books.
The language is so beautiful. Almost every page had a word or two that I was not familiar with.

This book has stories of Greek Mythology told with the most beautiful use of language. I think this is character building stuff. How can you not want to be better after reading this book? I had my 12 and 15 year old boys read this book out loud, and at first it was ruff going, but as they read every day, they really progressed in their ability to read his writing out loud. And the language is so beautiful that modern writing will surely pale in comparison
I find Hawthorne to be an incredibly under appreciated writer, and this book is a perfect example. The real genius of this collection is that the Greek myths are told within the framing device of college student Eustace Bright telling them to his young friends. The continuity that this lends to the collection is very nice, and kept my reading as much or more than the desire to read the next story. As someone who has tried to read Greek myths before, I found these to be extremely easy to read and entertaining, far more so than any other versions I've read. Perfect for anyone curious about Greek Myths.
A Wonder-Book - For Boys and Girls download epub
Humanities
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN: 1605971316
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Book Jungle (March 13, 2008)
Pages: 232 pages