Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One by Kate DukeAunt Isabel Tells a Good One by Kate Duke

Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One

byKate Duke

Paperback | August 1, 1994

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What goes into a really good story? Only the best ingredients—a heroine, a hero, excitement, a little romance, and even a villain or two. They are all here, as Aunt Isabel and her niece concoct a delightful story within a story. Fun to read aloud, this book is a lively yarn, a visual treat, and a charming introduction—all in one.
Kate Duke is the author-illustrator of The Guinea Pig ABC, which The Horn Book hailed as "destined to become a classic," and One Guinea Pig Is Not Enough, as well as many other books for children. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Title:Aunt Isabel Tells a Good OneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.75 × 9 × 0.11 inPublished:August 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140505342

ISBN - 13:9780140505344

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for K-3 teachers This is a wonderful book to introduce story structure to students. It is also a lovely illustrated story and a great read to.
Date published: 2004-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Elementary Teacher should be without it... This is a wonderful book to use when beginning your story writing unit. Aunt Isabel talks about what a good story needs to make it a good story..setting, characters, problem, solution. This book is also a wonderful story in and of itself. A must have!
Date published: 2003-11-14

From Our Editors

Penelope and her Aunt Isabel make up an exciting bedtime story about the adventures of Prince Augustus and Lady Penelope.

Editorial Reviews

“Children will identify with bright-eyed, feisty Penelope. . . . An entertaining way to introduce [them] to the elements of storytelling.”—School Library Journal“All in all: an entertaining production.”—Kirkus Reviews“The droll, neatly executed watercolor illustrations are an integral part of the story. . . . A fine book to enjoy on its own merits, but it will also be useful for teachers.”—Booklist“Delicate watercolors brim with fairy-tale characters and atmosphere. . . . The diverting story-within-a-story is an inviting opportunity for youngsters to double their fun.”—Publishers Weekly