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The Griffin and the Minor Canon

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5 out of 5
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Book Description

The first of Frank Stockton's original fairytales re-illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

When a griffin shows great fondness for the sculpture of himself above the great door of the church, and equal admiration for the Minor Canon, the townspeople fear that the terrifying creature will live among them forever.
Book Information
PublisherMichael Di Capua Books
BindingHardcover (18 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages56
Publication Date11/01/2005
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About Frank Richard Stockton (Author) : Frank Richard Stockton is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Frank Richard Stockton include The Lady or the Tiger? and Ot... more
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About Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) : Maurice Sendak is a published author, editor, illustrator, and a photographer of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Maurice Sendak include Where the Wild Things A... more
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1/15/2009 Carole Mackin said:
I just bought and read "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" Author Frank Stockton 1873. So different from children's books today. He explores the theme of how badly things can go awry when we make decisions based on assumptions and self interest rather than getting the facts. It's a theme I also like ... more

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