Puss In Boots by Charles PerraultPuss In Boots by Charles Perrault

Puss In Boots

byCharles PerraultIllustratorClementine Sourdais

Hardcover | September 17, 2014

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Almost everyone knows the cunning, boot-wearing feline who helps a poor miller achieve a life of riches. In this edition of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, the classic story is given an added dimension. Because the book can be completely unfolded, its cut-out illustrations can be projected as shadows onto walls and experienced in an entirely new way. Each page reveals another step in the process by which the sly cat changes the future of his master for the better. All of the key scenes are depicted by an image packed with detail and fantasy--the purchase of the boots, the transformation of the evil magician into a mouse, the happy-end castle wedding of the miller and the princess. These illustrations not only give a contemporary look to the 200-year-old narrative, but they can also be transformed into a dancing play of shadows when held in front of a light. In this way, the cut-outs truly make the story come alive for its young readers.
Charles Perrault was born in Paris on January 12, 1628. He was the son of an upper-class burgeois family and attended the best schools, becoming a lawyer in 1651. After being a lawyer for some time, he was appointed chief clerk in the king's building, superintendent's office in 1664. While there, he induced Colbert to establish a fund ...
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Title:Puss In BootsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 7 × 5.63 × 0.46 inPublished:September 17, 2014Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3899557271

ISBN - 13:9783899557275

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"I’m delighted by the work of illustrator Clementine Sourdais who has taken the tales Little Red Hood by the Grimm Brothers and Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault and breathed new life into them…These books unfold into a magical presentation that draws children in."

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