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Seven at One Blow: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm Hardcover – September, 1998

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From Publishers Weekly

This faithful retelling of the Grimms' tale about a confident tailor who becomes a king boasts many appealing garnishes. After a tailor kills seven flies with one swipe, he embroiders the words "Seven at One Blow" on his belt and sets out to advertise his prowess to the world. Time and again, the tailor's confidence and self-reliance get him out of trouble?whether he is facing giants, ogres, a ferocious unicorn, a wild boar or a conniving king and princess. Kimmel (Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins) keeps the language clear and simple yet leaves his mark on the classic tale with understated humor ("Who is this insect? We'll grind his bones!" growl two giants upon meeting the tailor) and whimsical flourishes (e.g., finding the giant's bed too hard, the tailor crawls into one of the giant's socks, "which made a fine sleeping bag"). Lloyd (Too Many Pumpkins) sounds just the right note with her expressive illustrations in watercolor and pen and ink; she keeps the tailor's cockiness comical and devoid of arrogance. Her monsters are never scary; readers can see that the tailor always has the upper hand. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 4-A thoroughly enjoyable retelling of a traditional tale. Seven at One Blow recounts the adventures of a cocky tailor who, emboldened by his ability to kill seven flies with a solitary whack, sets out to inform the world of his prowess. He encounters giants, ogres, a wild boar, and other menaces and bests them all simply by his fearlessness. Kimmel has made only minor deviations from the original Grimm story, and what few changes there are serve only to enhance the tale. Lloyd's watercolor illustrations are a treat for the eye and perfectly complement the rollicking humor of the tale. Sergei Goloshapov's The Brave Little Tailor (North-South, 1997) has a serviceable text, but the illustrations are dark and grotesque. Robert and Daniel San Souci's version (Dell, 1994) has lovely illustrations, but they are far more formal and have less child appeal than Lloyd's. Libraries owning the other two will still want to make space for this one.
Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House; 1st edition (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823413837
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823413836
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have searched for this children's story for years. I have looked in bookstores, children's stores, used bookstores, but never could locate it. It was as if it had disappeared. It was my favorite story as a child, and I wanted to share it with my great niece, which my wife and I help with her care. Finally (duh), I searched Amazon and found it immediately. It was a new reprint, which is even better so I can share it for years. This product met, in fact, exceeded my expectations and the fact that it was a great value was a bonus.
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I bought this book for our grandson because our son loved it when he was a child. Now they enjoy sharing the book together. Can't say enough great things about Eric Kimmel!
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One of my favorite stories growing up. Now I can share with my grandchildren. Excellent service. Great book!
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