Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault
(Sunburst Book)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 13 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A clever cat wins his master a fortune and the hand of a princess.
 

About Charles Perrault

See more books from this Author
Charles Perrault was born in Paris on January 12, 1628. He was the son of an upper-class burgeois family and attended the best schools, becoming a lawyer in 1651. After being a lawyer for some time, he was appointed chief clerk in the king's building, superintendent's office in 1664. While there, he induced Colbert to establish a fund called Liste des Bienfaits du Roi, to give pensions to writers and savants not only in France but in Europe. He took part in the creation of the Academy of Sciences as well as the restoration of the Academy of Painting. When the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres was founded by Colbert in 1663, Perrault was made secretary for life. Having written but a few popular poems, he was elected to the French Academy in 1671, and on the day of his inauguration he invited the public to be admitted to the meeting, a privilege that has ever since been continued. Perrault laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). His stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (for example, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. He also wrote Parallčles des Anciens et des Modernes (the Parallels between the Ancients and the Moderns), from 1688 to 1697, which compared the authors of antiquity unfavorably to more modern writers, and caused a debate that lasted for years. Charles Perrault died on May 16, 1703.
 
Published February 9, 2012 by Rabbit Ears Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Romance, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Puss in Boots

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

It wasn’t easy, but they finally had the beans!” All of the 22 pages (except the last) feature links to strips of stills, many of which come with snatches of audio, and on several pages a touch of a small cat’s-paw icon activates a sound effect, a short animation that can be manually controlled o...

Nov 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

I just might be able to help you find your fortune.’ ” With a few minor changes or additions (the ogre, for instance, is a “rich and evil sorcerer” depicted as human), the story puts passive young Benjamin into the paws of a feline impresario who orchestrates his rise to fame, fortune and a royal...

Sep 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

With characters supplying punch lines and side commentary in Beck’s vigorously inked cartoon illustrations, Pullman briskly reworks Perrault’s tale of an orphaned miller’s son who, thanks to a quick-witted feline companion, sets a new standard for rapid upward mobility.

| Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

An undistinguished edition of the familiar tale, pairing a standard, lightly edited 19th-century text to a scanty assortment of grainy public-domain pictures.

Dec 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Despite all the filtering, the text differs from Perrault’s rendition only in minor details—leaving the putative “Count of Carabas” unnamed, for instance, and having Puss deliver animals to the king for the royal menagerie rather than his dinner table.

Jan 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Her prose stumbles (“Puss pondered over [sic] the problem of Peter’s livelihood”), and her dialogue runs to stilted lines like, “We have seen your idea of work, Peter—it is to sit around all day playing your harmonica and idling.” Illustrator Kelley does his best to add plenty of visual panache, ...

| Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

A lively new translation, preserving the original's pungently satirical vein, in handsome format.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

As a character, Puss in Boots is one of the oldest types in literature: the picaresque conman who intercedes with the world on his master's behalf. After persuading the king that his penniless master

Sep 01 1986 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Perrault's tale of the cat who makes his master's fortune has never received a more faithful yet remarkably original treatment. Marcellino ( A Rat's Tale ) breaks convention from the start by relegati

Oct 31 1990 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Lewis and Eidrigevicius here take on a more familiar tale than in their Johnny Longnose , and they give it a distinctly adult look. Lewis's translation of the Perrault classic is smooth and accessible

Jul 01 1970 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Perrault's tale has never received a more faithful yet remarkably original treatment, PW said in a boxed review. Marcellino's luxurious and skillfully designed paintings startle in their complex

Sep 28 1998 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Perrault's tale has never received a more faithful yet remarkably original treatment, PW said in a boxed review. Marcellino's luxurious and skillfully designed paintings startle in their complex

Sep 28 1998 | Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

The Blurb

Puss in Boots presents an entertaining re-appearance of that well-liked character Puss from the Shrek films, starring now in his very own movie.

| Read Full Review of Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)

Reader Rating for Puss in Boots
77%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 31 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×