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Claire Huchet Bishop (1899–1993)

Teoksen Twenty and Ten tekijä

32+ Works 5,251 Jäsentä 79 arvostelua

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Tekijän teokset

Twenty and Ten (1952) 2,600 kappaletta
The Five Chinese Brothers (1938) 1,789 kappaletta
All Alone (1953) 343 kappaletta
The Man Who Lost His Head (1942) 169 kappaletta
Pancakes-Paris (1947) 77 kappaletta
Lafayette: French-American Hero (1963) 60 kappaletta
Martin De Porres, Hero (1954) 33 kappaletta
The Big Loop (1955) 18 kappaletta
Twenty-two Bears (1964) 18 kappaletta
Mozart; music magician (1968) 17 kappaletta
Yeshu, Called Jesus (1966) 14 kappaletta
The Truffle Pig (1971) 14 kappaletta
Toto's Triumph (1957) 9 kappaletta
Bernard and his dogs (1952) 9 kappaletta

Associated Works

Season of Migration to the North (1966) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset1,610 kappaletta
Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season (1656) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
The Five Chinese Brothers [1994 film] (1994) — Original Book — 1 kappale

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This is a strange story about five identical brothers with special powers who outwit an executioner. It is apparently a Chinese folk tale, but except for the brothers being referred to as "The Chinese Brothers" every single time they're mentioned, there's nothing particularly Chinese about it. But I guess in 1938 (when it was published) China was sufficiently "alien" to make references to its culture a required feature whenever possible. The drawings are caricatures - everyone has a queue hairstyle (which ended some 15 years before this book) and round cap and robes - but I don't know if I'd necessarily label the book as racist. Perhaps the next reader will have more thoughts on the matter.… (lisätietoja)
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melydia | 53 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
This story have been around since 1936. It is based on a passed down folk tale. It has been banned for “racist, and stereotypical” depiction of Chinese people through the illustrations. One thing to remember is that this is a product of 1936 where usually no more than 4 colors were used in printing. Even if the illustrations were redone today, I think parents would still want this book banned. The story is of 5 brothers who each go to be executed but survive. Yep. The townspeople try to cut off someone’s head, tries to burn someone alive, try to drown them, etc. But that is not why this book was banned. I loved everything about this. It is such a classic, and unlike modern fairy tales has not been “cleaned” up for an audience. It has been left in its original form, and I think that makes it that much more special.… (lisätietoja)
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LibrarianRyan | 53 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 23, 2022 |
The gay tale of Augustus, the capable calf, who was led by a sunny day and an open gate to strange adventures in the town.

At first it looked as though everything would end in disaster for Augustus, until he found another door—this time into a church—and had such a wonderful time inside that his children and grandchildren never tired of hearing about it. And neither will you and yours.
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northprairielb | Oct 15, 2021 |
An excellent story concerning 5 identical looking brothers, each endowed with a unique "power." One gets in trouble but outwits the state when a certain execution is ordered and a brother is selected to provide is own unique defense against an execution.
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robertbruceferguson | 53 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 24, 2021 |



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