Sylvia Long's Thumbelina by Sylvia Long

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From best-selling artist Sylvia Long comes an exquisite version of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale about a thumb-size girl and her larger-than-life adventures. Jewel-toned paintings depict the story's settings from light and airy meadows to Mole's dark and dismal underground homewhile whimsical details bring the classic cast of characters to life and make this storytime favorite a visual feast.
 

About Sylvia Long

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Sylvia Long is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and An Egg Is Quiet. Her detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
 
Published July 30, 2013 by Chronicle Books LLC. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Long hews very closely to the Hans Christian Andersen tale, in which a woman longing for a child finds a tiny one in a flower grown from an enchanted barley seed given to her by a fairy.

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In a thoughtful opening note, Long (Liplap's Wish) explains that she saw no point in creating a new Mother Goose collection ""unless I could find ways to make it unique."" She fulfills her mission in various ways: she includes a number of lesser-known rhymes, and she imaginatively softens what sh...

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When Sylvia Long's Hush Little Baby appeared in 1997, PW said that the artist's interpretation of the traditional lullaby ""blends images of nature with timelessly reassuring items.""

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Rather, this Mama character--one of Long's (illustrator of Ten Little Rabbits) familiar, gentle bunnies--comforts her cotton-tailed child with vows to share the sound of cricket calls and a song on her banjo, the sight of a shooting star and the harvest moon and, finally, ""As that moon drifts th...

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In Long's faithful retelling of Ander-sen's tale, the tiny Thumbelina is courted by a succession of appalling suitors—a toad, a beetle, and a pompous mole—but escapes a life o

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Other characters are also kind and helpful, which helps Thumbelina survive in a world that otherwise would be pretty harsh and scary.

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The unpleasant toad loses Thumbelina to the kind, helpful fish, butterflies, and birds that save her.

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