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This collection of stories took me back to those childhood days. They are a little bit dark; somewhat unusual in their content, but very readable.
If you are of a certain generation, you may remember reading, or having read to you, the original Grimm's Fairy tales. This collection of stories took me back to those childhood days. They are a little bit dark; somewhat unusual in their content, but very readable. I found the endings of some of them unsatisfactory, and I question how appropriate it is for a nine year old to read about a premature birth, in quite a bit of detail. Some of the stories have an Aesop's Fables slant to them, they certainly have a message to deliver, and I personally felt uncomfortable reading the Christian based tales, but that's just me. What I really liked was the dictionary at the end of each story which explains some of the more unusual, less common words. Each story is aimed at a particular age group, from age 9 to age 12, but that of course is just a rough guide. Each story is just long enough for a child to read at bedtime, and the collection provides a range of stories from different genres and cultures. An interesting change from some of the more generic short stories on offer today.
Reece’s Vintage Tales, a sequel to the award-winning Reece’s Timeless Tales, is a collection of ten original and two adapted children’s stories. The tales are refreshingly humorous, inventive and exciting, with an unexpected plot twist that will keep readers, young and not-so-young, entertained. Three of the stories have Christian underpinnings. Reece's Vintage Tales has just recently won a 5-star rating award from Readers' Favorite. ? The famed garment-maker, who is commissioned to make the coronation robe, could not make his hands do what he wants ? A crown prince loses the one and only lady he loves because of his vanity ? The moon-babes find their Lost Atlantis in a most unusual and unexpected time-warp manner ? The legend of Ken and the Gigantic Urn survives the passage of time and lives on even today ? The spunky mustard seed witnesses the promise his CREATOR made to him comes to pass in an amazing way ? The Rainbow Babies bless an old childless couple and outwit the Emperor's soldiers in the nick of time ? A pair of twins fights to survive before and after birth by lovingly encouraging each other to hang in there ? The Grandpa of Little Green Riding Hood steals a march on the cunning Vegetarian Wolf and pips the latter to the post ? Two mice save the eating house of the master chef from being burned down and are rewarded with gourmet fame ? A professor learns a lesson of resilience from a despised willow tree ? A gorgeous pig does what she loves most and comes away laughing all the way to the bank ? A rabbit uses his ingenuity regarding his bodily gas to save his tribe from extinction.
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|Publication date:||28th July 2019|
|Author:||N. Reece Ho-Sheffield|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Bedtime Reading, Religion / Bible Stories, Short Stories, Traditional Tales, Animals|
N. Reece Ho-Sheffield is a retired medical doctor and asst. professor who had practiced clinically for many years in the United Kingdom and in the United States of America. She specialized in pediatrics and medical genetics. A prolific medical writer, she had published numerous articles in premier peer-reviewed medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. Since retirement, she develops a love for writing fictional children's stories and any other stories blessed, inspired, moved and motivated by the HOLY SPIRIT for her to put pen to paper, inventing unique children's games, and creating novel art ...More About N. Reece Ho-Sheffield