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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
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A different look at everyone's favourite fairy tales. It will appeal to children who have a basic grounding in fairy tales and will love seeing them revisited. With a wacky text and brilliant illustrations.

Author Biography

In college, Jon Scieszka was on course to become a doctor, but spent his spare time attempting to write the Great American Novel. He decided to shelve his medical ambitions and take a masters degree in Fiction Writing at Columbia University. Afterwards, he became a teacher in New York. Fans of Scieszka will not be surprised that he was a somewhat unorthodox teacher, who introduced his eight-year-old students to Kafka's Metamorphosis ("They loved it. You'd tell them about this guy who turns into a cockroach, and they'd go, 'No way, man, no way.'") Scieszka's teaching experience prompted him to try writing for children, viewing his new readers as "the same smart people I had been trying to reach... just a little shorter." In 1988, Jon took a year off from teaching and swapped material with the illustrator Lane Smith. The result of this collaboration was The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!. The book was initially rejected by publishers on the grounds that it was too weird/sophisticated. But it was not long before the book made it into print. A decade after its first publication, the book has sold over 4 million copies, been translated into ten languages and been widely acclaimed as a classic picture book for all ages. The next Scieszka/Smith collaboration The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales goes even further to break all th
Release date NZ
August 20th, 1993
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Puffin
Pages
56
Dimensions
221x268x5
ISBN-13
9780140548969
Product ID
1720465

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