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The 13 Clocks - James Thurber, Marc Simont
The 13 Clocks
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How can anyone describe this book? It isn't a parable, a fairy story or a poem, but rather a mixture of all three. It is beautiful and it is comic. It is philosophical and it is cheery. What we suppose we are trying fumblingly to say is, in a word, that it is Thurber.There are only a few reasons... show more
How can anyone describe this book? It isn't a parable, a fairy story or a poem, but rather a mixture of all three. It is beautiful and it is comic. It is philosophical and it is cheery. What we suppose we are trying fumblingly to say is, in a word, that it is Thurber.There are only a few reasons why everybody has always wanted to read this kind of story, but they are basic:Everybody has always wanted to love a Princess.Everybody has always wanted to be a Prince.Everybody has always wanted the wicked Duke to be punished.Everybody has always wanted to live happily ever after.Too little of this kind of thing is going on in the world today. But all of it is going on valorously in The 13 Clocks.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440405825 (0440405823)
Publisher: Yearling
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0 The 13 Clocks
I'm not sure why I put this one off so long. Well, I'll admit the little blurb on the back annoyed me a tad: How can anyone describe this book? It isn't a parable, a fairy story or a poem, but rather a mixture of all three. It is beautiful and it is comic. It is philosophical and it is cheery. Wh...
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I enjoy whimsy and fairy tales, but The 13 Clocks falls short in its attempt to blend the two. I first learned of it in a discussion of Peter Beagle’s The Last Unicorn, when it was reported as similar in style and tone. Unfortunately, I found it a distinctly inferior tale, the vending machine versio...
Mikela
Mikela rated it
4.0 The 13 Clocks
This was a wonderful, farcical Children's fairy tale that I would never have come across had it not been on Boxall's 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list. Reading this book reminded me of when I happily read Dr. Seuss to my children, not really knowing who loved the books more, who giggled the mos...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
4.0 The 13 Clocks
This classic children's book is perfect for children and adults. Thurber's wit and humor will have you laughing out loud at this not-so-conventional fairy tale.
Tweezle Reads
Tweezle Reads rated it
5.0 The 13 Clocks
I am thrilled this was listed in the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die". It's been on my shelf since the kids were little, and I've never touched it until now. I would have missed a fantastic story!
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