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Shrunken Treasures by Scott Nash

Shrunken Treasures

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Shrunken Treasures by Scott Nash
Apr 12, 2016 | ISBN 9780763669720
  • Hardcover $15.99

    Apr 12, 2016 | ISBN 9780763669720 | 5-8 years

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Young readers are introduced to nine classic stories the author claims to have put in a “versizer” and shrunk to lively verse and humorous illustrations…A lighthearted and clever rendering of some classics young readers may be inclined to read later on.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

The rhymes are ripping, the poems poignant, the puns are ever so much fun and the illustrations illuminating. Scott Nash’s talent is exploding on these pages and I am forever a solid fan.
—Jesica Sweedler DeHart, bookseller at BookPeople of Moscow

In a quest to cast nine renowned literary works into short poems, Nash (Uh-oh, Baby!) does best with his one-line summation of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past: “I dipped a sweet cake in my tea/ And a whole world came back to me.” His crisp, digitally produced artwork renders these literary heroes as round-headed, doll-like figures, their cheerful expressions belying the awful things that happen to them in their respective stories.
—Publishers Weekly

Adult readers will admire the deft way Nash has sidestepped violence in some works and given others pleasant, happily-ever-after endings in spite of themselves…“The Odyssey,” “Moby-Dick,” and “Remembrance of Things Past” are particularly witty. Cartoonish digital art brings the characters to life and keeps the tone playful and perky.
—Booklist Online

Genius! Far from your typical CliffsNotes, these nine kid-friendly interpretations of the classics feature fun illustrations and lots of jokes.

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