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How the Grinch stole Christmas
[book and CD]
VerfasserIn: Geisel, Theodor Seuss
Verfasserangabe: Dr. Seuss
Jahr: 2010
Verlag: London, HarperCollins Children's
Mediengruppe: Buch
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The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?
This classic Seussian tale tells the story of the disgruntled Grinch and his fiendish attempts to steal Christmas from the citizens of Who-ville. With wacky rhymes and zany illustrations from the master himself, it has been a seasonal favourite with young readers for over 40 years. Now a blockbuster movie by Universal Pictures starring the irrepressible Jim Carrey (of The Mask and The Truman Story fame), directed by Ron Howard (Apollo 13 and Happy Days), and scripted by the writers of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The video is also available.
Review: 'T'was the night before Christmas' and although Dr Seuss's story is not at all the same as the famous poem, the rhythm is, and it carries the reader merrily along telling the story of a Scrooge-like figure called 'the Grinch' who descends on Whoville, determined to spoil the whole Christmas season 'because his heart was too small' and he hates Christmas. A moral story because, although the wicked Grinch (heavily disguised as Father Christmas, with his poor dog sporting a pair of antlers to make him look like a reindeer) steals every sign of Christmas, pudding, presents, tree and all, from the good people of Whoville, their spirit is unquenchable and the sounds of their merriment - even without presents - reaches the bewildered Grinch. 'Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store - maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more,' is the astonishing thought that hits him so hard that his heart changes shape. 'A fable for the more able' we are told. Part of the Dr Seuss classic collection, which should please a lot of younger readers. A funny, lively tale with all the usual cheerful, zany illustrations. (Kirkus UK)
Biography
Theodor Seuss Geisel -- better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss -- was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street -- was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books.
Details
VerfasserIn: Geisel, Theodor Seuss
VerfasserInnenangabe: Dr. Seuss
Jahr: 2010
Verlag: London, HarperCollins Children's
Systematik: JF.E
Interessenkreis: Ab 4 Jahren, Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-00-736555-5
2. ISBN: 0-00-736555-1
Beschreibung: [56] S. : zahlr. Ill. + 1 CD
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Originally published: New York: Random House, 1957; London: Collins, 1973.
Mediengruppe: Buch