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#5613727 in Books 1991-07-19 #File Name: 186373012548 pages | File size: 40.Mb Anna Fienberg : The Magnificent Nose before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Magnificent Nose: 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. After we devoured the Amazing Tashi series of booksBy WondermomAfter we devoured the Amazing Tashi series of books, I went looking for other works by the same authors. This one is a great collection of fantastical tales. Each person has an unusual gift that's revealed in a charming story. Love! Winner, Book of the Year Younger Readers, Children's Book Council Awards 1992 Winner, Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator 1992 Meet Lindalou, who makes a wondrous flying boat and sails to Kathmandu; timid Andy Umm, who talks to animals and tames a lion; curious Ferdinand, who cures the prime minister with the help of his magic spectacles; Ignatius Binz, whose magnificent nose picks up the faintest whiff of danger; Valentina Lookwell, who paints people as they really are; Wendelin B Wordforce, who writes down their stories; and Aristan, the magic spider, as golden as a dab of butter, who befriends them all. From School Library JournalGrade 2-4-- Five short stories are tied together by the presence of a golden spider named Aristan. Each tale features a child with a remarkable gift, e.g. a boy's magic spectacles allow him to see inside people and diagnose diseases. Aristan occasionally, but not always, helps the plot along. Watercolors in both full-color and black-and-white adorn almost every page and portray the people in a quirky and playful style. Unfortunately, the stories are contrived and predictable. The characters embody one idea, such as greed or kindness; the themes are
always the same: that the children can help other people and follow their own hearts' desires. Richard Hughes, Hans Christian Andersen, and Jane Yolen offer better literary fairy tales for this age group. --Caroline Parr, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VACopyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.From Kirkus sSmall, peculiar children with enormous gifts parade through this storybook of almost self-contained chapters, set down amidst alternating pages of whimsical full-color and bw illustrations. Lindalou, born with a golden hammer and nail in her hands, amazes everyone with her skilled wooden creations; Andy, previously overlooked because of his alleged shyness, becomes a lion tamer; Valentina paints portraits of people, not as they are but as she believes them to be, and they are transformed; Ignatius (of the title piece) can smell danger and thus save lives; Ferdinand's curiosity and a magic pair of spectacles lead to his greatness in the field of medicine. Fienberg plants her tongue strategically near her cheek in chronicling the children's fairly mild dilemmas and includes a golden spider to bind the tales lightly together and supply a little extraneous magic. The greatest treasures may be the observations of the adults who, either oblivious or enamored of their children's skills, buoy the tales with almost every comment. (Picture book. 6-9) -Copyright 1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.