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The Adventures of Tom Thumb (signed)

Mayer, Marianna

ISBN 10: 1587170647 / ISBN 13: 9781587170645
Published by Seastar Books, 2001
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
From Bud Plant & Hutchison Books (Cedar Ridge, CA, U.S.A.)

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1st ptg. 4to picture book, illustrated boards, illustrated in color throughout by Kinuko Craft and signed in gilt ink by Craft on the half title page. Fine in fine, unclipped dj. Signed by the artist. Bookseller Inventory # 5505

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Title: The Adventures of Tom Thumb (signed)

Publisher: Seastar Books

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Craft, Kinuko

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st.

About this title


A tiny boy has adventures in a cow's mouth, a fish's belly, and the stomach of a giant.

From School Library Journal:

K-Gr 3-Mayer introduces the little hero who comes of a wish granted by Merlin to a childless farm couple and who eventually becomes the darling of King Arthur's court. In quick succession, Tom is swallowed by a cow and tickles his way out, and is snatched by a raven that drops him down the chimney of none other than the giant who has been plaguing the countryside. The protagonist offers his services around the house, but eventually the huge man's evil nature overtakes him and he eats Tom. Having already dealt with the cow, Tom gives Gembo such a case of intestinal distress that the giant coughs him into the moat, where he is eaten by an enormous salmon, which a fisherman catches and takes to King Arthur. Since Gembo has left the country in shame, Tom is knighted and feted by the court, and when he begins to miss his parents, he returns to their farm with a bag of gold coins. Mayer's fine retelling is sure to capture the fancy of young readers as happily as she's captured the spirit of the little fellow's adventures. Less wordy than older retellings, this luscious edition will find a ready audience, and the source notes will aid and satisfy teachers and researchers. Craft's opulent oil-over-watercolor illustrations will draw in even the most reluctant reader. The impish Tom, with curly red hair and freckles, is dressed in elfin finery with a tiny, magic sword strapped at his side. An appealing choice for even the youngest reader to embrace.

Jeanne Clancy Watkins, Chester County Library, Exton, PA

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