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The Resource The old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle : a British fairy tale, Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrations by Nancy Dunaway Fowlkes

The old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle : a British fairy tale, Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrations by Nancy Dunaway Fowlkes

Label
The old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle : a British fairy tale
Title
The old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle
Title remainder
a British fairy tale
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrations by Nancy Dunaway Fowlkes
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this British variant of a traditional tale, an ungrateful woman who complains constantly about her house is granted increasingly grandiose wishes by a fairy
Review
This fluent British version of "The Fisherman and His Wife" features only two characters: a discontented old woman living in an uncommonly large vinegar bottle, and an obliging fairy who provides her with increasingly palatial housing--but sends her back where she came from when she demands to be Empress of the Universe. MacDonald (The Storyteller's Sourcebook, 1982, etc.) is in fine form, preceding the tale with a learned discussion of variants and other editions, and then rendering it in a rapid, comic style--"But when the fairy came near/there sat the old woman . . . complaining./'Oh what a pity!/What a pity pity pity!' "Fowlkes's illustrations, in reds, yellows, and purples, spill energetically from their wide frames, centering on the old woman's determined--and in the end, chagrined--countenance, every bit of space crammed with pattern and color. Excellent for reading aloud or alone. (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 1995)
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083483
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDonald, Margaret Read
Dewey number
  • 398.2/0941/01
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.M1755
LC item number
Ol 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dunaway, Nancy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a British fairy tale
Label
The old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle : a British fairy tale, Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrations by Nancy Dunaway Fowlkes
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780874834154
Lccn
94046967 /AC/r97
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780874834154
  • (OCoLC)31865130
Label
The old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle : a British fairy tale, Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrations by Nancy Dunaway Fowlkes
Publication
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780874834154
Lccn
94046967 /AC/r97
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780874834154
  • (OCoLC)31865130

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