Sylvester and the Magic Pebble... and More Magical Tales (Scholastic Video Collection)
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- Stories: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (by William Steig, narrated by John Lithgow), Possum Magic (written and narrated by Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas, music by Yothu Yindi), Princess Furball (by Charlotte Huck, illustrated by Anita Lobel)
- Bonus story: The Wizard by Jack Kent
- Spanish version of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Top Customer Reviews
In watching this video, the one surprise we encountered was that we didn't really care for John Lithgow's narration of "Sylvester and the Magic Stone. We have heard this story read on Between the Lions, and expected Mr. Lithgow to do a rip-roaring job - but that wasn't the case. Go figure.
HOWEVER, to make up for this mediocre performance Scholastic let Mem Fox read her own stories. And what a joy. In fact, we liked these video versions of "Possum Magic" and "Princess Furball" better than we liked the books! [How often does THAT happen - that the movie is better than the book?!]
Mem Fox simply does a lovely job. `Princess Furball' was captivating; and Possum Magic was. [Magic, that is.]
The bonus video is the "Magician" which my children have seen before on other Scholastic videos. They never seem to tire of watching it. It's an oldie but a goodie.
Four Stars. [B-]. Not the best of the Scholastic Video's but a solid performer.
I love this video of The Magic Pebble. The priceless expressions on all the animals faces as the story progresses never gets old. Especially on Mr. and Mrs. Duncan's faces after Sylvester is refound. I can't help grinning and Mrs. Duncan's silly expression and body language!
This DVD is worth every penny!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Slyvester and the magic pebble is a favorite book, now we have the movie to gl along with it, it's really great.Published on April 25, 2013 by carla r. ostrem
I show this video to my students after I have read the book to them. They loved it and so did IPublished on April 4, 2013 by Kathryn Sukits