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Oscar Wilde Stories For Children [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Oscar Wilde , P J Lynch
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2 Mar 2006

Oscar Wilde's stories are much-loved classics and make a fantastic story collection. They are timeless. moving and very readable. Complemented by atmospheric and evocative artwork from a leading illustrator.

Titles included are:

The Selfish Giant

The Nightingale and the Rose

The Devoted Friend

The Happy Prince

The Remarkable Rocket

The Young King

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; 2 edition (2 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340894369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340894361
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 16.5 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beautifully written, timeless and moving, Oscar Wilde's children's stories should be read to every Irish child. (Mad About Books)

PJ Lynch's painting s conjure up richly coloured worlds. (Dublin Sunday Independent)

Book Description

Award-winning illustrator P J Lynch illustrates Oscar Wilde's classic tales. Includes The Happy Prince , The Selfish Giant and many more.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written and enchanting 1 Jun 2010
I have been a fan of Oscar Wilde ever since I read Lady Windermere's Fan in English. From then I have read his entire works and his biography and even named my cat after him. But I admit I only read his children's stories for the first time about ten years ago and I'm glad I was an adult when I first read them. They are so beautifully written I'm not sure if I would have properly appreciated the stories before then. Unlike the fairy tales I was told as a child most of them are quite sad at the end, so may not be suitable for very young children.
These stories were originally written for Oscar's own children and show another side of the Oscar Wilde we have come to know. Each one is equally as enchanting and filled with unmistakable morality. Definitely tales to treasure.
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3.0 out of 5 stars This is a small book and a little disappointing 24 Jun 2010
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The stories are obviously great,and are available in print in lots of books, so I just wanted to advise that this book is very small and the illustrations, which are really what is supposed to be the point of buying this book, are very disappointing, small, poorly printed and difficult to appreciate. The 'look inside' feature on this page makes them look better than they are in print. I would say look for a more lavishly illustrated version elsewhere.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 23 May 2012
By Fizz
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I have been reading thse stories to my seven year old son. The selfish giant was recommended to me, so I decided to buy the book of short stories which included it rather than the single book. The selfish giant was fab and we really enjoyed it. they are on the whole very deep and dark. My son is enjoying listening to them, though i find them quite heavy to read out loud. They are certainly memorable. it has been an interesting journey through the book! Would certainly recommend the Selfish Giant to other readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 23 Mar 2012
By apple
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I brought this book as a starter to introduce myself info the writings of Oscar Wilde. His story telling is unsuall and has undercurrents of darkness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars first class! 10 Mar 2014
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This is a brilliant little book for 8-12 year olds and beautifully illustrated! It arrived on time, at a good price and very well packed!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A surpising little sweet book 25 Jun 2011
By Mava70
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I only ever knew Oscar wild for "Dorian Grey" and I was pleasantly surpise to come across this little pearl of a book. I read it in a session and every story left me with a mixture of sadness joy and awe.. my kids loved the stories too.
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