A Tale Of Two Beasts

A Tale of Two beastsThe same tale is told twice – once from the perspective of a girl who finds a little creature that she names Fang, in the deep, dark woods, and the second time, from the perspective of Fang. In Part One: The Strange Beast, the little girl, in a red beret, finds the strange beast, takes it home, feeds it, shows it off to her friends, and gives it a hat. In Part Two: The Terrible Beast, the beast (a wolf?) tells the scary story of being ambushed, force-fed nuts, and shown off to a herd of even wilder and more terrible beasts. The stories are carefully connected and can only be understood when seen from both characters’ perspectives. The colorful illustrations vary slightly from one version of the tale to the next and are cleverly crafted. mjw
Title: A Tale Of Two Beasts
Author: Fiona Roberton
Illustrator
: Fiona Roberton
Publisher
: Kane Miller. EDC Publishing
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher
: Hodder Children’s Books, London
Original Copyright
: 2015
ISBN
: 978-1-61067-371-7
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 5-9
Genre
: Picture book
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: London
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: London
Subjects
: Feelings, Friendship, Multiple perspectives, Pets, Point of view, Wild animals as pets, Wolves

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