The Book of Beasts

The Book of Beasts By E. Nesbit Karen Krause, The Book of Beasts A young king finds a magical book once owned by his great great great great great grandfather and unwittingly sets a wicked beast loose in his kingdom Now he must find a way to best the beast and win
  • Title: The Book of Beasts
  • Author: E. Nesbit Karen Krause
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  • Page: 295
  • Format: Audiobook
  • The Book of Beasts By E. Nesbit Karen Krause, A young king finds a magical book once owned by his great great great great great grandfather and unwittingly sets a wicked beast loose in his kingdom Now he must find a way to best the beast and win back the love of his subjects Edith E Nesbit was a master at weaving imagination and real life into timeless fairy tales, with fantastic mythical creatures, princes and pA young king finds a magical book once owned by his great great great great great grandfather and unwittingly sets a wicked beast loose in his kingdom Now he must find a way to best the beast and win back the love of his subjects Edith E Nesbit was a master at weaving imagination and real life into timeless fairy tales, with fantastic mythical creatures, princes and princesses, magic, and just the right touch of silliness The Book of Beasts is the first in a series of fairy tales with a common theme Dragons
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      Edith Nesbit married name Edith Bland 15 August 1858 4 May 1924 was an English author and poet she published her books for children under the name of E Nesbit.She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television She was also a political activist and co founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour Party.Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, Surrey, the daughter of agricultural chemist and schoolmaster John Collis Nesbit The death of her father when she was four and the continuing ill health of her sister meant that Nesbit had a transitory childhood, her family moving across Europe in search of healthy climates only to return to England for financial reasons Nesbit therefore spent her childhood attaining an education from whatever sources were available local grammars, the occasional boarding school but mainly through reading.At 17 her family finally settled in London and aged 19, Nesbit met Hubert Bland, a political activist and writer They became lovers and when Nesbit found she was pregnant they became engaged, marrying in April 1880 After this scandalous for Victorian society beginning, the marriage would be an unconventional one Initially, the couple lived separately Nesbit with her family and Bland with his mother and her live in companion Maggie Doran Nesbit discovered a few months into the marriage that Bland had been conducting an affair with Doran, fathering a child with her and previously promising to marry her Though they argued ferociously Nesbit did not end the marriage, choosing instead to move in properly with her husband and become friends with Doran She then began to help support Doran and her own family financially by writing and selling sentimental poetry Nesbit s writing career therefore truly began as a need to support another woman s child.As the family grew Nesbit and Bland became increasingly politically active In 1883 they were amongst the founding members of The Fabian Society, a socialist group that would have an enormous effect on the politics of Britain over the next century The couple named their third child Fabian after the society At around the same time Nesbit invited her close friend Alice Hoatson to live with the family as housekeeper and secretary, as Hoatson was pregnant out of wedlock Nesbit agreed to adopt the child to prevent a scandal However after the child was born it became clear that the father of the child was none other than Nesbit s own husband Bland Nesbit demanded that the mother and baby leave her house however Bland refused to allow it, stating he would leave her in turn if they could not remain Nesbit relented and adopted the baby, Rosamund, and later dedicated her book The Book of Dragons to her.Initially, Edith Nesbit books were novels meant for adults, including The Prophet s Mantle 1885 and The Marden Mystery 1896 about the early days of the socialist movement Written under the pen name of her third child Fabian Bland , these books were not successful Nesbit generated an income for the family by lecturing around the country on socialism and through her journalism she was editor of the Fabian Society s journal, Today.Between 1899 and 1900 Nesbit s life altered dramatically In 1899 Alice Hoatson had another child, John, with Bland whom Nesbit dutifully adopted as her own son That year the family moved to Well Hall House in Eltham, Kent In 1900 her son Fabian died suddenly from tonsillitis the loss would have a deep emotional impact and numerous subsequent Edith Nesbit books were dedicated to his memory These personal upsets were occurring at the same time as Nesbit s increasing success and fame as an author for children In 1899 she had published The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers to great acclaim.

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    1. E Nesbit s name comes up on a number of must read lists for children I was a little shocked when the librarian handed me a colorful picture book instead of the novel like juvenile book I had imagined it would be Nonetheless, the book was on the list and I read it It was fun Little Lionel wakes up one morning to find he has been made king his great great great great great grandfather was the last king and since then the people of his kingdom have been saving up to buy him a real crown Lionel s gr [...]

    2. I was curious and apprehensive about this book Normally, I abhor abridgments I think that this one reads like an encouragement but it also captures the spirit of Nesbit What Little it lacks in the story is than made up for in the illustration In many ways, this really is a treat.

    3. This is a fun adorable read for kids I fondly recall reading these in much younger days and this was a happy revisit.The story is a simple fantasy with plenty of fun elements It is enchanting from beginning to end I read this with my 6 year old niece, and she was enthralled These are such lovely stories with rich characters and creative situations.I listened to the audiobook narrated by Karen Krause, who is delightful She has a nice steady pace that moves with the story I love her accent, it is [...]

    4. A collection of Nesbit stories, published in 1900, all of them about dragons Almost all of the stories have a modern fantasy feel to them, and with some minor tinkering could be published today There is still some Victoriana stuffed in some of the stories I thought Uncle James felt like Lewis Carroll But all of them still have the trademark Nesbit drollness and point of view Quite fun.

    5. Lionel kecil dimaklumkan sebagai Raja setelah kakek dari kakeknya kakek entalahlah mangkat Dia bingung Dia pikir negaranya adalah sebuah Republik Lalu penasihat menyatakan bahwa pendukungnya selama ini menabung untuk membeli mahkota bagi Lionel Loh apakah Raja sebelumnya tak punya mahkota.Tentu saja punya Tapi mahkota itu dijual dan dibelikan buku buku Lionel pun penasaran ingin melihat buku buku Raja sebelumnya Dan ia pun melihat Book of Beasts Dan apa yang terjadi

    6. A child king Lionel finds a book once owned by one of his distant grandsires Like all good kids, he plays with it and sets a giant butterfly free He s warned not to do so again, but he releases yet another fantastical critter a bird of paradise , and then another the dragon , which threatens his kingdom and he must make it right again A hippogriff and manticore come into play too This was a great story for kids and fun for adults too The very young Lionel knows he is king, but also knows he must [...]

    7. A boy accidentally releases a terrible red dragon from the magical Book of Beasts His first attempt to make it right is clever maybe clever enough, in some lesser storybook but no, it doesn t work the boy must face the dragon himself.The way Edith Nesbit gets her hero into and out of this predicament is the defining quality of the book There is peril, yes, and bravery, and adventure but none of the grim, visceral struggle or the emotional sound and fury of, say, Margaret Hodges s Saint George an [...]

    8. This is a beautifully rendered illustrated edition of E Nesbit s short story The story itself stays pretty much true to the original and is a perfect fantasy addition to add to any child s library When Lionel becomes King he is brought to the Palace and discovers a huge library that is now all his and is overjoyed as he loves to read His counselors however warn him that this library is full of books that would best be left unread But what happens when Lionel comes across a book called The Book o [...]

    9. A rather precious story of a young child who is unexpectedly crowned King, and ends up letting out all manner of dangerous Beasts from a magical tome It has a rather annoying tone I can just see the adults going nudge nudge, wink wink over the things that passed over the head of the child the story was being read to And, when a dragon eats someone, that person should stay dead Kids can handle that Review of the non abridged story There s no call to abridge such a short piece.

    10. I listened to this in audiobook form It is a wonderful, timeless classic story that will delight children and adults alike who love magic, dragons and naughty children The narrator Karen Krause was absolutely perfect She brings the story to life with each character having a distinct voice I will not hesitate to listen to any book she reads.I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    11. This was a great little story about a boy king and his book.There are beasts in these books and the king is away on an adventure I loved it Karen Krause was perfect for the narration of this childrens tale I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.

    12. I loved this book I thought it would be too long for my 3 year old, but she was fascinated It is funny, has a great crisis for the new king to deal with, is full of interesting characters and animals It is abridged, but having just read the full version I think it has been done really well Beautiful pictures too

    13. Intricately detailed illustrations painted by words so eloquently placed together and blended onto the pages quite magically This is a definite seek for a lifetime treasury of books that I want passed on from generation to generation There is wisdom and wit for young and, ahem, mature readers to enjoy.

    14. The Book of Beasts is a illustrated abridgment of a short story by the classic children s book author E Nesbit Inga Moore has done a lovely job with her text decisions and her illustrations I wish I had done them.

    15. Anise and I enjoyed the language and the storyline but we were disappointed when the hippogriff was illustrated as a pegasus Anise said, That s not a hippogriff it doesn t have an eagle s head

    16. First published in 1900, this story of a boy king s accidental unleashing of a mighty dragon has stood the test of time and will continue to delight listeners Funny, adventurous, and warmly told Gr K 2.

    17. This is a charming book with the feel of a classic fairy tale and beautiful illustrations from Inga Moore The House in the Woods.

    18. This is a new found favorite author Thanks, Betsy I m reading through many of her books and just love her voice My girls are enjoying these richly written fairy tales.

    19. We gave Ellie this book after her Christmas Piano Recital She loved it After listening to her narration of the story I can t wait to read it myselfb 12 30 16

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