Flora And Tiger: 19 Very Short Stories From My Life

Hardcover | September 22, 1997

byEric Carle

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My father loved animals, it is from him that I inherited that love for all kinds of creatures. My father liked to draw, it is from him that I inherited the joy of picture making. My father was a story teller, it is from him that I learned to tell a story.

Eric Carle known for his outstanding picture books, among them The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has now turned his talent to writing these short stories. Flora and Tiger is an exuberant and touching collection of personal vignettes dedicated to his gentle father, from his earliest years in America, through his boyhood in the shadow of war in Germany, to the present as an adult living and working in the United States.

Eric Carle writes of his Oma (German grandmother) and the hen who might have been a rooster, his cousin Fritz and the turtle who loved a cat, his friend Sol and his kidnapped black cat, and his Uncle Adam and his tamed ravens, and many others.

"These stories have three things in common," Eric Carle writes, "animals and insects, my family and friends. and me." Writing with wit and charm, full of love for the people around him, in these stories, Eric Carle welcomes readers, young and old, into his world.

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For the first time, the creator of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" gives readers a peek into his own, real-life universe of animals, insects, and family, as he tells the stories of his life. Playful, mischievous, and sensitive, these warm and intimate stories present Eric Carle's vast readership with an enchanting glimpse of the man behi...

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My father loved animals, it is from him that I inherited that love for all kinds of creatures. My father liked to draw, it is from him that I inherited the joy of picture making. My father was a story teller, it is from him that I learned to tell a story.Eric Carle known for his outstanding picture books, among them The Very Hungry C...

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and s...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 11.2 × 7.3 × 0.44 inPublished:September 22, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399232036

ISBN - 13:9780399232039

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stories of Eric Carle Eric Carle is the accomplished author and illustrator of many children's books. He has written "Flora and Tiger; 19 Very Short Stories From My Life," dedicated to his father, that recounts anecdotal stories from his childhood and adult life. Flora and Tiger were a turtle and cat that lived with Carle's grandmother in Germany. All of his short stories revolve around animals so it is not surprising that his children's stories include such insects and animals. While most of his stories have happy, amusing or clever endings, some are unresolved or honest. It is clear that Carle is a nature lover. The book can be read by children and larger words are explained, but it might best be enjoyed by adults as it is written from that perspective being autobiographical. The reader will enjoy pieces of Carl's life although he prefixes it by saying they are stories "from various places and times of my life, have three things in common: animals or insects, friends or relatives and me." The stories are presented in no particular order and are accompanied by samples of Carle's charming artwork.
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For the first time, the creator of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" gives readers a peek into his own, real-life universe of animals, insects, and family, as he tells the stories of his life. Playful, mischievous, and sensitive, these warm and intimate stories present Eric Carle's vast readership with an enchanting glimpse of the man behind his universally-loved books. Full color