PPBF/ The Three Golden Oranges

PPBF/ The Three Golden Oranges

Hi Friends!  I’m so glad to reviewing another perfect picture book for Friday for you. You’ll have to go to Susanna’s site to get your chocolate though as I am on a diet. Yes, even a virtual one. 🙂 So, if you don’t want to sneak below and see why I loved this, go ahead and read the stats. They inspire the rest.

Book Cover for the Three Golden Oranges

Book Cover for the Three Golden Oranges

Title: Three Golden Oranges

Author: Alma Flor Ada

Illustrator: Reg Cartwright

Publishing info: Atheneum Books for Young Readers,,1999, Fairy Tale

Summary:  from inside copyright page :“Acting on the advice of the old woman on the cliff by the sea, three brothers who wish to find brides go in search of three golden oranges.”

Themes: Fairy tales, Spain, Folklore

Why I loved this book:: As more and more people write about the need for diversity in literature I see this book, a fairy tale from Spain maybe filling some of the gap. We also need to save endangered culture’s fairy tales. And retelling of old legends and fairy tales is one good way to go. My husband works day and night to save endangered languages on his computer. Can I do no less in saving literature?

 

Just as this book was an entertaining story about brothers trying to work together and only the youngest having a clue on what was needed and how this might be translated into a nice bedtime story for preschoolers or the other younger set, I saw it’s further implications. It is diversity in literature. Speaking to the Spanish population of old.

 

What do you think? Do you think you would read it for it’s hidden agenda or for the bedtime story reason? Tell me of other books with diversity that might not be so obvious?

 

Again: Thanks for reading. IF you would like to read more stories from Susanna Leonard HIll’s site go here: To Perfect Picture Books Friday, where you will find a treasure drove of good stories for students , parents and teachers and librarians. All categorized in alphabet order and in order of theme. Go there and see for yourself why you should and will want to tell others about it. Perfect Picture Book Friday. It’s awesome!

And my books?

Annie’s Special Day and Edmund Pickle Chin, a Donkey Rescue Story. See below for the jackets. LOGO gift of Margot Finke.

My Picture Books

My Picture Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can go here to buy a copy : http://www.etreasurespublishing.com/edmund-pickle-chin-by-clara-bowman-jahn-and-susan-april-elwood/

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About ClaraBowmanJahn

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27 Responses to PPBF/ The Three Golden Oranges

  1. Robyn Campbell says:

    Great review, Clar. The book sounds wonderful. I MUST read it. I do agree that we need to save the great fairy tales. Rewriting them is a good way to do that. I know a writer who did this with the fairy tales she grew up with on the virgin islands. Thanks, buddy.

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Robyn for giving me your feedback on this review. Do you think it is in the character of diversity like I do? Because it is from Spain?

      Hope you do get the chance to read it. It is fun. 🙂

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  2. Thanks for the review. To me diversity has always included preserving culture, tradition, language . . . Diversity is the differences in each of us.

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  3. I love retellings of fairy and folk tales. Thanks for telling me about this one.

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  4. Oh, I LOVE fairy tales from other lands! I will have to go find this one! Thanks so much for sharing, Clar! 🙂

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  5. Joanna says:

    I love traditional and new versions of fairy tales and I think kids do too! I love the cover art of this one.

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  6. Stacy S. Jensen says:

    A great pick Clara. I hope I can find this one. We like stories from different cultures.

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Someone actually told me since this doesn’t really talk about culture or differences from ours it doesn’t justify being a diverse literature like I thought, though.

      However it is from Spain and is a Spanish retelling, so I hope you like it as much as I do. 🙂

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  7. DonnaMcDine says:

    The re-telling of fairy tales is not an easy task and this books sounds like it nailed it right on!

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  8. Thanks – this looks terrific, Clar.

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  9. I really enjoy a fairy tale from another culture. The retelling of Three Golden Oranges sounds like an excellent read for children. I really like the cover. It is engaging.

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  10. Darlene says:

    A fairy tale from Spain! How wonderful. I also believe it is important to revive the old fairy tales from other cultures. I also love to look for the hidden meaning.

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Darlene.

      The meaning in this one is that marriages for love last longer and have a better chance of becoming a reality rather than marrying for money or fame. 🙂

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  11. I really like the cover on this one. It would catch my eye on a shelf. My readers always like fairy tales – of any kind. This would be a great addition to any library.

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  12. This sounds great! 😀

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  13. This could be an interesting tale for my two boys, who sometimes work together and who sometimes just wrestle like crazy. And the eldest almost always knows he’s right. 🙂

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  14. I really love fairy tales and folk lore so I just put this one on hold! Thanks for the great review, Clar.

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