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The Midas Touch. Signed Copy

Mark, Jan

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ISBN 10: 0744555116 / ISBN 13: 9780744555110
Edité par Walker Books Ltd, London, 1999
Etat : VG : in very good condition Couverture rigide
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[26pp]. With dust jacket Signed by Jan Mark to fep. Jan Mark has twice won the Carnegie Medal and Juan Wijngaard has won both the Mother Goose Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Hardback: Illustrated laminated boards. N° de réf. du libraire h1592

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Titre : The Midas Touch. Signed Copy

Éditeur : Walker Books Ltd, London

Date d'édition : 1999

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : VG : in very good condition

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : First Edition.

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A retelling of the classic story of King Midas, who foolishly wishes that everything he touch be turned to gold, and only then realizes his horrible mistake.

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Grade 2-5-This is a slightly different version of the story than the one with which most readers are familiar. Most notably, there is no daughter whom Midas turns into gold. While the omission of this important character lessens the poignancy of the tale, Mark retells the story with a poet's voice. For example, she describes the ears of the king being filled "...with a glittering tinkling sound as the motes in the air touched his skin and fell as gold dust to the golden floor. Truly he had the golden touch." Beyond the language, a particularly distinctive and effective element of this book is the design. Each double-page spread is dominated by a border that re-creates Greek-tile mosaic art. Centered within the mosaic pattern of leaves and bunches of grapes are rectangular boxes that contain the text on the left and the illustrations on the right. As the story progresses, the shade of the mosaic pattern becomes increasingly yellow, and then, finally, gold. The watercolor art deftly portrays the characters in the drama. Wijngaard perfectly captures Dionysus's amusement at the foolishness of mortals, as well as Midas's anguish. However, librarians looking for a retelling of the tale as most people know it would be better served by Charlotte Craft's King Midas and the Golden Touch (Morrow, 1999). Mark's offering is a good choice for libraries looking for more than one rendering of this classic myth.
Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Since its opening in 1991 within the premises of a small model factory at Alnwick Station, Barter Books has grown well beyond original expectations. Starting off in what was the ticket and parcel office of the original Station, the bookshop has expanded down the platforms and through the waiting rooms, until it now covers over one-quarter of the whole Station site. This translates into an area exceeding 8000 square feet and containing over 350,000 books on more than three miles of shelving. Now houses the Famous Writers Mural - 40 feet long by 18 feet high. The bookshop also sells secondhand DVDs, videos and music (CDs, LPs, cassettes, sheet music), as well as a small but growing section of artists' prints. And then there are the shop's many extra features! These include an open fire in the winter, coffee and cookies, a model railway running above the book columns, a mini-cybercafe, generous seating and browsing areas, a children's room, and dozens of glass cases containing many of the more interesting antiquarian books. A final note: during the enlargement process the owners took (and are taking!) particular pleasure in restoring, as they can, various features of the Station. This so far includes the original North Eastern Railway cast iron fireplaces, two of the Station clocks, a drinking fountain, and various waiting rooms. Most dramatic of all, however, was the restoration of part of the glass roof. That was when we all stood about watching as the sun came streaming in for the first time in many years to bring the wonderful old Station visually back to life. The very latest addition has been a forty foot mural celebrating the names of those who worked at Alnwick Station in its railway days - over 400 names plus the coats of arms of the three railway companies involved.

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