Stories 1,2,3,4 by Eugene Ionesco

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Back in print for the first time since the 1970s, these illustrated stories by one of the twentieth century’s great playwrights make ideal bedtime reading for young children. The “silly” stories, as Ionesco called them, are accompanied by nearly 100 full-color illustrations, painstakingly restored by the artist for this brand new edition.

About Eugene Ionesco

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Eugène Ionesco (1909-1994) was one of the foremost French playwrights of his time. His work is read and taught and performed around the world.Etienne Delessert has illustrated more than eighty books, some translated in 14 languages, with millions of copies sold worldwide. His illustrations have appeared in Le Monde and The New York Times, among many others, and he has animated pieces for Sesame Street.
Published September 11, 2012 by McSweeney's McMullens. 112 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Delessert’s crowded, detail-rich pictures add period elements (a dial telephone, a yellow submarine with visible Beatle) to surreal assemblages of toys, plush and fantasy animals, red-capped mushrooms, psychedelic flowers and cozy close-up scenes of Josette with Papa and (more occasionally, as sh...

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First published in France as four separate books between 1969 and 1976, Ionesco’s snippets of playful conversation between Papa, Mama, their daughter Josette, and Jacqueline the maid return in a single volume.

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