Puss in Boots by Jerry Pinkney

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A beautifully illustrated retelling of the beloved fairy tale from Caldecott Medal-winning author Jerry Pinkney
 
For generations, children have been enchanted by the tale of the clever cat in fancy boots who outsmarts a king and a sorcerer to win a castle and a bride for his penniless master. The humor, the magic, and a lush Renaissance setting are all on glorious display, and a well-placed gatefold adds to the drama. This elegant new edition of Charles Perrault's folktale is essential for every child's library. Read it in tandem with other Pinkney classic picture books like The Little Red Hen and The Lion and the Mouse.

"This book is larger than life."-Library Media Connection
 
 

About Jerry Pinkney

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Jerry Pinkney (www.jerrypinkneystudio.com), recipient of the 2010 Caldecott Medal, is also a five-time Caldecott Honor winner and five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, among many other honors. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Dial. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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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...

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A retold but intact version of the familiar tale, given the customary early-18th-century setting in illustrations crowded with figures and period detail.

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Following earlier interpretations of The Little Red Hen and Little Red Riding Hood, Caldecott Medalist Pinkney (The Lion & the Mouse) offers another sumptuous reimagining of a classic story, this tim

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Following earlier interpretations of The Little Red Hen and Little Red Riding Hood, Caldecott Medalist Pinkney (The Lion & the Mouse) offers another sumptuous reimagining of a classic story, this time drawing inspiration from 18th-century France, when Perrault’s tale was first translated into ...

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(Sorry, Mr. Pinkney!) A great activity for parents and teachers alike is to read different versions of the same fairy tale and have the students discuss the differences in the story and the illustrations.

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