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Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2013
ISBN: 9781620875407
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old

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After seven years, the Giant has nothing left to say to his friend the Cornish ogre, and so he returns home to his castle--only to find that in his absence, the children have been playing in his beautiful garden. At once the selfish Giant builds a high wall to keep the children out of the garden. Winter turns into Spring all over the country--but not in the selfish Giant's garden. Across the country Spring turns into Summer and then to Autumn--but in the selfish Giant's garden, the trees refuse to bloom and the birds refuse to sing; they miss the children. The selfish Giant lies shivering in his large bed while Hail, Snow, North Wind, and Frost dance across the garden. But one morning the Giant hears a beautiful noise--what could it be?An unexpected ending gives the story a poignant, wistful quality, and Bill Bell's dazzling illustrations breathe new life into this classic tale. And adults familiar with Oscar Wilde's work will enjoy seeing this gentler, softer side of Wilde. The Selfish Giant is a beautiful book for parents and children to read together during any season.

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My 4 year old boy borrowed this book from our local library last year and I think we have borrowed it on a further 25 occasions so I was very glad to find this for purchase on Booktopia. It's a nice story, there is a small religious note in the story, but it helps to teach the importance of not being selfish and how sharing can be a reward in itself. I do change the wording a little on the last page, its not quite the right finish for a 4 year old.

Perth Australia

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ISBN: 9781620875407
ISBN-10: 1620875403
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st July 2013
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 22.9  x 22.9
Weight (kg): 0.49

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