Puss in Boots

Charles Perrault; Illustrated Fred Marcellino; Translated by Malcolm Arthur

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Charles Perrault's Puss in Boots has been an irresistible magnet for countless illustrators ever since this classic French tale was first published in 1697. So the question arises: Do we really need another edition of Puss? Presented with Fred Marcellino's magnificent interpretation of this nimble new translation of the authentic text, book lovers young and old are apt to decide that this Puss in Boots belongs on their shelf of special favorites.

Long regarded as the preeminent designer of book jackets in America, Fred Marcellino provides an unstinting visual feast in his first full-color picture book. The eadventures of that rascal, Puss, and his master, the miller's sonare portrayed in a lavish series of illustrations that range from sumptuous grandeur to comedy both boisterous and sly.

Puss in Boots is a 1991 Caldecott Honor Book.

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"This picturebook provides a fitting showcase for Perrault's artful tale of deceit and recourcefulness. Befitting a fairy tale, the artwork inside is suffused with a golden light that proclaims the story to be from a sunnier, more dreamlike world." - Starred, Booklist

"Large and strikingly original illustrations embellish a straight-forward retelling of the famous story. . .The pictures are filled with sly details...A noteworthy edition. . .splendid for reading aloud." --Starred, The Horn Book

"The artist's luxurious and skillfully designed paintings startle in their complexity and beauty. . .This version of Perrault's classic story is brilliantly conceived and executed." --Boxed review, Publishers Weekly

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Charles Perrault; Illustrated Fred Marcellino; Translated by Malcolm Arthur

CHARLES PERRAULT (1628–1703) is considered the original creator of the fairy tale, having written such classics as Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and CinderellaFRED MARCELLINO (1939–2001) began his career in illustration with A Rat’s Tale (available from Farrar Straus Giroux). Puss in Boots was his first full-color picture book and a Caldecott Honor winner. He continued to win awards and receive critical acclaim for his children’s books until his death in 2001.

Charles Perrault
Fred Marcellino

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Puss in Boots
Charles Perrault; Illustrated Fred Marcellino; Translated by Malcolm Arthur

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American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Caldecott Honor Book, Booklist Editors' Choice, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 1990
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374361600
ISBN10: 0374361606
Picture Book
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: AD790L

$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
January 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312659455
ISBN10: 0312659458
Picture Book
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: AD790L
AR Quiz Number: 140584
AR Book Level: 4.1
AR Points: 8

$7.99
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