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Time for a Tale Hardcover – October 14, 2002

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When a hungry fox captures a quick-witted goose in Time for a Tale by Dugald Steer, illus. by Elisabeth Moseng, the goose saves herself from being eaten by telling stories (a la Scheherazade in The Arabian Nights); four mini-books (including Ali Baa Baa and the Forty Sheep) appear inside. Ages 4-9.
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K-Gr. 2. When a fox catches a goose for dinner, the goose outfoxes him by telling stories until the fox falls asleep. Children familiar with such tales as "The Pied Piper," "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "The Princess and the Pea" will love how the goose changes the old stories into "The Pied Fox of Hamelin," "Ali Baa Baa and the Forty Sheep," and other delightful versions. The book design adds to the fun, with each of the new fractured tales told in a separate little picture book that is bound inside the bigger story. Steer's retellings use just the right amount of sophistication and humor for the audience he's targeting, and Moseng's illustrations show a confident goose, an increasingly aggravated fox, and the funny, exaggerated turnarounds that make the small creature powerful. Kathy Broderick
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 4
  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; First Edition edition (October 14, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525469508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525469506
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,719,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jen D. on August 3, 2014
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I was so glad to find this treasure from my childhood. This copy was a little rough, it was worn and it was like you could hear side B playing in the background while listening to side A. Fortunately I know someone who does sound stuff and has good equipment so he was able to clean it up.
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