Item description for Gwynne, Fair & Shining (Gold Ink Award Winner) by Lee Edward Fodi Stephanie Lisa Tara...
Whether it is her precious bedtime tale I'll Follow the Moon or the whimsical Little Library Mouse, Stephanie Lisa Tara's stories are "a winner with children and parents" (Reader Views). Her special charm and "light-as-a-feather rhymes" (Armchair Interview) once again delight and enchant in her third picture book. In Gwynne, Fair & Shining, readers follow young Gwynne on a magical journey and are reminded that being true to one's heart will always lead to the best path. This story of discovery sends an uplifting message to young readers.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.8" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2006
Publisher Brown Books Publishing Group
ISBN 1933285621 ISBN13 9781933285627
Reviews - What do customers think about Gwynne, Fair & Shining (Gold Ink Award Winner)?
Gwynne Fair & Shining is an upbeat children's picturebook with truly standout illustrations Jun 11, 2007
Gwynne Fair & Shining is an upbeat children's picturebook with truly standout illustrations that literally sparkle from the actual glitter from sparkling, golden and reflective material impressed on the page to enhance the cartoony illustrations. The rhyming story tells of a young girl's magical journey and the importance of learning to believe in oneself. Author Stephanie Lisa Tara evokes the power of the fairy tale in this charming read-aloud story especially recommended for young girls.
Marvelous, recalling a 19th century golden age of children's literature! May 14, 2007
The beginning of the golden age in children's literature can be tenaciously placed around the 1860s, when playful/nonsensical verse became infused with "lessons", read aloud as entertainment. These joys of old world story-poem verse, Stephanie Lisa Tara reinvents for us today, recalling a time now passed where tv and movies did not exist and parent and child spent long hours together in connective bonding before fairy tale books. This verse of yore confidently and purposefully sticks its tongue out at grammatical rules and didactic foundations: its structural strictness was often quite replaced by semantic chaos and polysemy. Who hasn't marveled at the genius of Jabberwocky? It is the creative mind that takes such risks, as it ever was and always will be thus. I adored this book, as did my kids, and everyone who has seen it. Such a joy to see a departure from the shock effect choices on the shelves today, and a return to lyrical flow that takes its time with no need to rush, and words that spill off the tongue! Shall we rush through our story times with our kids? If you haven't read Stephanie Tara's other books, make a point of doing so. All ring at the same lovely pitch and all speak to the heart of connecting with children, speaking to them, inspiring them to dream, make new rules, think new ways! A big bravo! And, more, more, please!
Gwynne, Fair & Shining May 13, 2007
This book is nicely illustrated, but very wordy with a mediocre attempt to cleverly rhyme. My 5 year old became quickly disinterested, due to the lengthy phrases and poor use of lyrics. The morale is great, but most little girls won't get the message.
A visual and tactile pleasure, but story lacking in substance. May 13, 2007
The kids loved touching the glitter on the pages. The story, however, was a little long, the rhymes forced in places; the animals served no purpose in the story except for the pretty pictures. This was enjoyed by the kids more for the tactile novelty. For me, the grammatical errors grated. "She ran from he"??? "She'd play amidst they"???!! Sacrificing grammar for rhyme is a BAD idea and should have been nixed by the editors. And a good moral is not a substitute for a sub-par story in my book, but kids will probably not notice.
Charming Book Mar 22, 2007
I love this book!!! It is charming and endearing. Everyone at my house has read it and the youngest is 15 years old. My grandson asks me to read it to him. He is 3. The illustrations are precious. This book will be in our library for years to come.