Item description for The Five Chinese Brothers (Paperstar) by Claire Huchet Bishop & Kurt Wiese...
Overview Outwitting the judge is easy for five brothers with unusual abilities
Publishers Description The classic picture-story about five clever brothers, each with a different extraordinary ability, has been in print for over 50 years. "An original nonsense tale told with...spirit and gusto." -- "The Horn Book"
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Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 8.8" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 18, 1996
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
ISBN 0698113578 ISBN13 9780698113572 UPC 051488005995
Availability 307 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 21, 2017 11:00.
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More About Claire Huchet Bishop & Kurt Wiese
Claire Huchet Bishop (ca. 1899 1993) was a librarian, storyteller, critic, and writer. She grew up in Le Havre, France, and attended the Sorbonne for a time before founding France s first library for children, L Heure Joyeuse. Her children s books grew out of the popular stories she told both at L Heure Joyeuse and at the New York Public Library, where she worked after marrying the pianist Frank Bishop and settling in the United States. Among the seventeen works of fiction she wrote for children are "The Five Chinese Brothers "(1938), "Twenty and Ten" (1952), and the Newbery Honor books "Pancakes-Paris" (1947) and "All Alone "(1953). Bishop also wrote several biographies for children and nonfiction works for adults, and served as children s book editor at "Commonweal" during the 1930s. Active during the Second World War in the cause of European Jews, she devoted herself after the war to fostering better understanding between Jews and Christians, writing "How Catholics Look at Jews" (1974) and encouraging the Vatican s recognition of the State of Israel. Robert McCloskey (1914 2003) was born in Ohio and moved east to study art in Boston and New York. He was awarded a prestigious Rome Prize, but World War II made it impossible for him to go to Rome. Renowned as a draftsman, McCloskey provided illustrations for a variety of authors and also wrote and illustrated eight books of his own, including "Blueberries for Sal" (1948), "One Morning in Maine" (1952), and the Caldecott Award winning stories "Make Way for Ducklings" (1941) and "Time of Wonde"r (1958). McCloskey s last book, "Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man," came out in 1963. In 2003, he died on the Maine island where he had lived with his family since the 1940s."
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Five Chinese Brothers (Paperstar)?
Great book of the times; beware liberal ideology who insist racism Jun 3, 2008
Keep in mind, this is an old Chinese tale, not somehow a racist American interpretation of Chinese culture like some reviewers here try to make it out to be. I read this book in the 1980s when I was just a few years old. It was my favorite book. It was simple, easily readable, the pictures were funny, etc. I not once viewed the book as racist, or ethocentric, or God knows any other names liberal nutso's put on this book. When I was 2 years old.. 3 years old... 4?... I wasn't asking "Mommy, why are their faces yellow? Is this some sort of Communist plot at taking American hatred of the Chinese to a new level?" Sorry, I was reading the book as it was intended to be read... a simple picture book to entertain. As it stands, this book is a classic, and I'll be buying it again. And you liberals out there... lighten up. It's too bad you're so guilt-ridden at living in a prosperous country that you're going to punish other Americans for your guilt. I, fortunately, don't have such mindless guilt. May God have mercy on your souls.
I remember reading this as a child Mar 6, 2008
I hope it's not politically incorrect to love this book. It is a story about five brothers, each with an unusual talent or ability.
A wonderful story but best for older children Feb 23, 2008
I loved this story as a child and after reading the reviews I purchased it thinking that I would add it to my Nursery School library. Unfortunately I forgot that it discusses execution which is not appropiate for children under 7 years of age.
great short story Feb 16, 2008
Avoid the nonsensical reviews written by advocates of censorship and control who try to pervert children's imagination with a sort of patriarchial system that is devoid of all fondness for youth. This is a great short story that I still recall.
Excellent Book Oct 27, 2007
i loveed this book growing up. and i think that all children should read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!