↠ The Paper Bag Prince (Dragonfly Books) || ê PDF Read by ✓ Colin Thompson

  • Title: The Paper Bag Prince (Dragonfly Books)
  • Author: Colin Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780679885467
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback

  • A wise old man who visits the town dump every day moves into an abandoned train there and watches as nature gradually reclaims the polluted land.
    Colin Thompson
    Since he started writing and illustrating children s books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had than 50 books published He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award the most prestigious children s literature prize in the world Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia His books with Random House Australia include HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, numerous picture books, THE FLOODS series, THE DRAGONS series, THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS picture book, which has been shortlisted for the 2009 Children s Book Council Award for Best Picture Book, and FREE TO A GOOD HOME.


    Good things about this book:--Socially responsible message.--Cute animals.--Skilled illustrator.Bad things about this book:--Environmental message is all in-your-face.--Homeless and abused animals are sad!--Illustrations are vertiginously over-detailed. Seriously, I couldn't really look at them closely without feeling ill. Lastly:Kids, the kooky old man who lives in the dump, wears multiple hats at once, and collects paper papers by the thousand is not your role model.

    Someone recommended this. Artwork is nice . I also like the author’s line of puzzles from Ravensburger.

    Jared White
    This story is a little long, especially for the littlest tykes but if you have little ones who like looking at interesting details within illustrations, this one would be great. The story and the pictures are both a little odd. A city comes and tells a man they're going to use his land for a dump, seemingly against his will. Over the years he's the caretaker of the dump and befriends all the animals who make their home there. Eventually the town starts to use an incinerator and "gives back" his [...]

    What I love about Colin Thompson's books are the illustrations. You can read his books in a flash but it is truly the illustrations that wisk you away to another place and time. This book is about an old man that lives in a train car in what is a dump. He keeps the company of the animals that have found thier homes on the land. Everyday he rumages through the garbage and finds treasures of all manner. One day the dump closes and gradually the land goes back to the way he remembered it before the [...]

    The Brothers
    The story is interesting and unusual. And it doesn't really have the happy ending, all tied in a bow that other kids' stories do. Not everything is all cleaned up and tidy at the end, which surprised me (in a good way) a little. A man hangs around the city dump, for seemingly no reason. We discover that it used to be his farm and one day the city decides they don't need it anymore and he gets his land back.The illustrations are awesome. There's so much on the page it takes awhile to "see" it all [...]

    Actually, this is one of my very favorite books. The illustrations are charming (not to mention complex and compelling and of beautiful composition), the narrative is fetching, the plot has to do with nature reclaiming a junk yard and the sweet old man who takes refuge there along with all of his sweet animal friends who all support one another. Nature and goodness triumph. It's a brave new world revealed at the end of the book.

    Fabulous artwork with detail that my kids love to scrutinize. It's a great book for Earth Day or teach kids about what really happens when we throw out trash out. It also has some other less obvious lessons - like kindness, recycling and reuse, and trust. But all of these lessons are subtle and fit well within the story. My kids are in 5th grade and kindergarten and they both enjoy this one.

    Margaret Chan
    Interesting story. I like the theme that how human race has ruined the nature. But the nature has the most amazing perservence to survive through. Just as all the other books by Colin Thompson, I still admire his illustration very much. :-D

    Marianna - This book is about a man that lives were people just dump thir garbage and don't care a bout who can be there.This man was named The Paper Bag Prince by a garbage truck driver.I recomened this book to peopel that like to read about people.

    Callan Fromm
    A tale with a male protagonist who is patient, a bit eccentric, nurturing, and quiet-- a nice change from the norm. Richly illustrated and beautifully written!

    The story is a bit lack-luster, but the illustrations make up for it in spades.

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      Published :2019-01-01T17:10:13+00:00