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PublisherClassic Comic Store Ltd
Publication date1st May 2009
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Part of the 'Classics Illustrated Junior' Series
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One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price.
A message from the publisher:Classics Illustrated - A wonderful History - We're delighted to re-introduce these marvellous comic books to new generations of readers who will surely enjoy them as fantastic tales of adventure and excitement but will also improve their reading skills as a result and be inspired to read the complete versions of many of these fine works. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these superb adaptations and are similarly inspired as I was, nearly 50 years ago. Jeff Brooks, CEO, Classic Comic Store Ltd
SynopsisGoldilocks and the Three Bears (Classics Illustrated Junior) by Robert Southey
Once upon a time, on the edge of a big dark forest there lived a little girl called Goldilocks. Goldilocks was small, she had lots of golden curls and she had far too much curiosity for her own good. So when Goldilocks discovers an intriguing wooden cottage deep in the forest, she just can't resist peeking inside...
The Classics Illustrated Junior titles:
1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2 The Ugly Duckling
4 The Pied Piper
5 The Sleeping Beauty
6 The 3 Little Pigs
7 Jack and the Beanstalk
8 Goldilocks and the Three Bears
9 Beauty and the Beast
10 Little Red Riding Hood (July 09)
11 Puss in Boots (august 09)
12 Rumpelstiltskin (Sept 09)
13 Pinocchio (Oct 09)
14 The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Nov 09)
15 Johnny Appleseed (Dec 09)
16 Aladdin and his Lamp (Jan 2010)
Click here to view all the Classics Illustrated and Classics Illustrated Junior titles.
What Authors think of these Classics
I like these illustrated Children's Classics. I'm a great fan of comics and the comic strip and I think these books offer a good way for young readers to get into some of the greatest stories ever told. My three-year old was particularly keen on the Goldilocks one and has asked for it again and again!
Michael Rosen (Children's Laureate)
"My son Jack didn't like English at high school so I bought him a lot of comic versions of classic books such as Jekyll And Hyde, Kidnapped and Macbeth - now he wants to go to see the Shakespeare play. It's a great way to get people to read. The problem is that there just aren't enough comics out there any more."
Ian Rankin – author
"Even before I could read, I remember pouring through my brothers' copies of Classics Illustrated, over and over, especially their excellent comic book adaptations of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and War of the Worlds."
Martin Powell – Author
Comics - a great way for new and reluctant readers to enjoy the classics
"It's exciting to now see people well respected in education advocating comics in schools. As an English teacher and huge comic fan, I've often tried to convince colleagues of the power of comics as worthy texts"
Katie Barrowman – teacher
"If you’re old enough to remember the Classics Illustrated comic books, you’ll be glad to know that they’re back. They promise to encourage readers to get into, and through, the classics."
Dodie Ownes -- School Library Journal
"Comics are the most exciting medium today for teachers who want to grab their students' attention without sacrificing depth, and for librarians who are intrigued by this art form and its possibilities for encouraging new readers."
About The Author
Robert Southey was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. His biographies include the life and works of John Bunyan, John Wesley, William Cowper, Oliver Cromwell and Horatio Nelson. The latter has rarely been out of print since its publication in 1813 and was adapted for the screen in the 1926 British film, Nelson.
He was also a renowned Portuguese and Spanish scholar, translating a number of works of those two countries into English and writing both a history of Brazil (part of his planned history of Portugal which was never completed) and a history of the Peninsular War. Perhaps his most enduring contribution to literary history is the immortal children's classic, The Story of the Three Bears, the original Goldilocks story, which first saw print in 1834.
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