Sunday, November 15, 2015

Shelf Sightings: EDGAR

Saw these books displayed in the window of a used bookstore and went in to check them out.  I thought they were such adorable little jems that I ordered them from the library right away.

If the raven on the cover didn't give it away, each book is derived from an Edgar Allan Poe story. They're not sad or scary stories if that is what you were expecting.  They're actually short and sweet stories rooted in the actions of children.  Each one teaches a small lesson that is pertinent to growing up.  

Edgar: Gets Ready for Bed
written  by Jennifer Adams
illustrated by Ron Stucki

Little Edgar the Raven is a mischief maker.  Whether it's finishing his dinner, cleaning his room or bath time, he's always saying, "NEVERMORE!".  Luckily, his Mom knows exactly what to do.

This book was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven".

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Edgar: and the Tattle-Tale Heart
written  by Jennifer Adams
illustrated by Ron Stucki

Little Edgar the Raven is back again and still causing trouble.  In this new story, Edgar breaks a favorite statue belonging to his mother. Will Edgar tell his Mom the truth?

This book was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart".

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Edgar: and the Tree House of Usher
written  by Jennifer Adams
illustrated by Ron Stucki

Little Edgar the Raven is off to visit his friend Roderick at their tree house.  Lenore, Edgar's sister, wants to come along too.  However, Edgar says that girls are not allowed. As a storm builds, Edgar will realize things can only get better when you stick together.

This book was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher."

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And here's a little something for parents looking for insight into Poe's classic story, The Raven.  I love Thug Notes because it's humorous and at the same time really interesting.  Sparky Sweets breaks down literature into simple and easy to understand pieces and in my book? That's super valuable. He's just looking out for his well read hommies.

He's also done a bunch of other classics and some modern novels like Gone Girl.  I hope you'll check out the rest of the list.  NOTE:  Just letting you all know, it's definitely a series of videos for older teens and adults because there's implied language and some saucy references.  



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