Puss in Boots

By Stella Gurney (Retold by); Gerald Kelley (Illustrator)
Barron's Educational Series, Hardcover, 9780764164859, 24pp.

Publication Date: October 2011

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Description
The very popular cat from the animated "Shrek" film series comes vividly alive in this brand-new book. Scheduled for publication this Fall to coincide with the November 4, 2011 release of the latest "Shrek" spin-off movie, "Puss in Boots, " it's the story of a quick-witted, feline--the pet of Peter, a good-natured but shiftless orphan boy. As the story begins, Peter's father, the village miller, has died, and he has bequeathed his son nothing more than a pet cat. But clever Puss is in fact a blessing in disguise. Puss wastes no time concocting a scheme in which he will go to the royal palace, befriend the king, and convince the king to transform young Peter into a fine nobleman, fit to marry a princess. But first, Peter must give Puss his very best pair of boots. Thus begins a new, funny, and fast-paced rendition of the classic children's adventure. It's retold in this beautifully illustrated edition by Stella Gurney, with Gerald Kelley's dynamic color illustrations on every page. Better yet, the pictures are enhanced with special features that add to the story's excitement. They include--
A wheel to turn that sets the watermill in action A flap to open for kids to discover the contents of Puss's sack Another wheel to turn that makes rabbits appear in their holes A flap to open that shows the interior of the royal carriage A miniature booklet recounting the legend of the shape-shifting ogre A tab that opens a flap showing Puss catching the mouse Another tab that unwraps the fine gifts for the king A final pop-up illustration that shows the glorious wedding celebration
Kids will be delighted as they read this lively new version of a famous fairy tale, and they'll be enchanted by the action-filled illustrations on every page.



About the Author
Stella Gurney lives in London. Her first books for children were Sally Sails the Seas and Not-So-Silly Sausage that she wrote for the Evans Publishing Group. She has since written The Fairy Rainbow, a picture book for Templar Publishing.

Kathryn O. Galbraith is the author of more than fifteen books for children, including "Where Is Baby?", "Boo Bunny", and "Planting the Wild Garden", which was the winner of a 2011 Parents' Choice Gold Award. She lives in Washington State with her husband, Steve, and her own little dog, Duffy.
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