Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

Barbara Cohen Trina Schart Hyman / Nov 15, 2019

Canterbury Tales Lively absorbing often outrageously funny Chaucer s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers The Canterbury Tale

  • Title: Canterbury Tales
  • Author: Barbara Cohen Trina Schart Hyman
  • ISBN: 9780688062019
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers The Canterbury Tales gather twenty nine of literature s most enduring and endearing characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalLively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers The Canterbury Tales gather twenty nine of literature s most enduring and endearing characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble plowman A graceful modern translation facing each page of the text allows the contemporary reader to enjoy the fast pace of these selections from The Canterbury Tales with the poetry of the Middle English original always at first hand.

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    About "Barbara Cohen Trina Schart Hyman"

      • Barbara Cohen Trina Schart Hyman

        Barbara Cohen 1932 1992 was the author of several acclaimed picture books and novels for young readers, including The Carp in the Bathtub, Yussel s Prayer A Yom Kippur Story, Thank You, Jackie Robinson, and King of the Seventh Grade.


    263 Comments

    1. I'd give this 3 stars for the decent and faithful to the original, but not quite that good, summed-up adaptation of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cohen, but I award five stars to the stupendous illustrations by Hyman, even though they're not as many as I'd hoped, nor as grand as her work for other popular fairy tales. I suspect the book would've been better received if it had been more lavishly illustrated, because the artwork is rather sparse and doesn't seem to have been subject to [...]


    2. a bit too wordy for the kids' attention span. clear, modern language makes Chaucer more readable today, but definitely meant for a more older audience than my 11, 8, and 6 year olds.


    3. Chaucer for children? That is why we purchased this book at the recommendation of our homeschool curriculum. This book contains four of the tales, with their prologues and introductory material. The stories are:* The Nun's Priest's Tale* The Pardoner's Tale* The Wife of Bath's Tale* The Franklin's PrologueThe idea of teaching these stories at the dialectic (junior high) level intrigued me. My (admittedly limited) exposure to Chaucer had inclined me to see his admirable writing as full of mature [...]


    4. This book is charming and will make a great addition to any library. Now, I don't recommend this particular book for easily influenced and emotional small children because of the mentality they had then about say women, wife beating, rape, submission, domination, sex, food, and drink. Try explaining that to your children. The author retold the tales in a contemporary way to help readers enjoy the tales more than the actual language. Her purpose was also to motivate people to read the original. A [...]


    5. I truly enjoyed this rendition of some of the Canterbury tales. Of course, I read the original but it's good to see that they have a mini version for young readers to appreciate these great stories and advance to the original work in their near future. This author did a great job describing the characters through their conversational prologue at the beginning of each tale guiding herself with the character descriptions from the original source. She kept true to the stories with a more modern lan [...]


    6. If you have to read this, read the edition selected and translated by Barbara Cohen. It is true to the original, yet understandable. This book has only four of the tales: The Nun's Priest's tale, the Pardoner's tale, the Wife of Bath's tale and the Franklin's tale. Suitable for children, which can't be said for the original version.


    7. I chose this book because in High School I had to read the original book by Geoffrey Chaucer. Curious as to how the book had been created into a children's book. I thought the book was good however I thought the illustrations were to busy for young readers because I know I had a hard time focusing on the words rather than the pictures.


    8. While I appreciate the fact that the author didn't want to dumb down these stories too much, I did find myself "editing" while reading aloud in a couple chapters. The spirit of the tales comes through clearly. The illustrations are beautiful.


    9. Trina Schart Hyman is one of my very favorite illustrators, and she does a wonderful job with the telling of some of the Canterbury Tales. This is well worth adding to your library!


    10. I love Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations, and they go perfectly with the four tales from Chaucer that Barbara Cohen chose to adapt. A good introduction to Chaucer!


    11. Nicely done. Attractive artwork. Well rewritten, capturing the flavor & scholarship of the original while being readable for intermediates. Four tales only.


    12. A nice introduction to a few of Chaucer's better-known tales. Appropriate for upper elementary and junior highers who are not quite ready for the original verse.


    13. Reading the Old English version in college was quite difficult but when I read the translation side-by-side, it opened up my understanding. I was surprised by how bawdy these tales were!


    14. I was in the SCA for a while. There was a weekend based on The Canterbury Tales. I was the only person who actually read them before the weekend.


    15. I read a different edition with the Middle English. But this one sounds good. The tales are hilarious and deftly told in the original. Try them.


    16. This is the kid friendly version and we all loved it! The author picked the best ones and besides being entertaining/funny, they had some great messages.




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