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Marianna Mayer

Autor/a de The Twelve Dancing Princesses

53+ obres 3,943 Membres 124 Ressenyes 2 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Marianna Mayer published her first book, Beauty and the Beast, at the age of nineteen. After college, she studied painting at the Art Students League in New York City. She eventually transitioned to writing. Her works include The Unicorn Alphabet, Marcel the Pastry Chef, Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the mostra'n més Brave, and The Adventures of Tom Thumb. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Marianna Mayer


Obres de Marianna Mayer

The Twelve Dancing Princesses (1989) 676 exemplars
Beauty and the Beast (1978) 530 exemplars
Pegasus (1998) 418 exemplars
Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave (1994) 305 exemplars
The Unicorn and the Lake (1982) 242 exemplars
The Unicorn Alphabet (1989) 167 exemplars
Me and My Flying Machine (1971) 158 exemplars
The Adventures of Tom Thumb (2001) 127 exemplars
Ivanhoe (2004) — Adaptor — 106 exemplars
Young Mary of Nazareth (1998) 81 exemplars
The Tempest (2005) 72 exemplars
Iduna and the Magic Apples (1988) 64 exemplars
The Twelve Apostles (1745) 61 exemplars
Turandot (1995) 58 exemplars
Iron John (1999) 55 exemplars
The Black Horse (1677) 51 exemplars
Images of Beauty (1804) 42 exemplars
The Little Jewel Box (1663) 39 exemplars
The Prince and the Pauper (1999) 35 exemplars
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp (1985) 23 exemplars
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1989) 22 exemplars
The Prince and the Princess (1989) 22 exemplars
Brambleberrys Animal Alphabet (1987) 20 exemplars
The Spirit of the Blue Light (1990) 20 exemplars
Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio (1981) 19 exemplars
Seeing Jesus in His own words (2002) 13 exemplars
Thumbelina (Little Simon) (1986) 13 exemplars
Mine! (1970) 10 exemplars
Les Aventures de Tom Pouce (2001) 4 exemplars
Dalí (2007) 4 exemplars
Maria Lugossy (2004) — Editor — 2 exemplars
Parsifal (2010) 1 exemplars
Alley Oop (1985) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Tikvah: Children's Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights (2001) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
The Ugly Duckling {retold by Marianna Mayer} (1987) — Adaptation — 23 exemplars


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Talented picture book author Marianna Mayer turns to the story of Nicholas of Myra, the Greek bishop and saint who lived in the third and forth centuries, and who eventually transformed into Santa Claus in modern Christmas mythology, in this beautiful volume. Opening with Clement C. Moore's classic poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, which did so much to usher in our present-day Santa, Mayer then turns to her historical subject, covering his great generosity and gift-giving (including the famous incident in which he saved three young girls from slavery by providing them with dowries), and the many miracles associated with him, both in his life and long afterward. Her text is accompanied by reproductions of many works of fine art from across the centuries which have depicted St. Nicholas. The back matter, which includes a further note about the saint, also provides a comprehensive list identifying these works of art...

Being a great admirer of Marianna Mayer's work, particularly her retellings of various folk and fairy-tales, and being interested in the story of the real St. Nicholas, since first encountering it in Mildred Corell Luckhardt's fictionalized biography, The Story of Saint Nicholas, I approached The Real Santa Claus: Legends of Saint Nicholas with anticipation. On the whole, I was not disappointed, finding the narrative engaging and the artwork beautiful. Most of the paintings Mayer chose to accompany her text were medieval, and as I have a great fondness for medieval art—it always strikes me as flatter than subsequent Renaissance art, but somehow also more mesmerizing, more mysterious—I was naturally engrossed. I don't think that the quality of the art reproductions here is that high, although I did read the book online, which made perusing the images somewhat difficult, so take that as you will. Leaving that issue aside, this was a wonderful book, and is one I would recommend to picture book audiences seeking stories about the real St. Nicholas. Parents and adult caregivers should note that Mayer is frank about Santa Claus not being real, so they might want to amend their reading as necessary, depending upon their own child listeners' beliefs and needs.
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AbigailAdams26 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 21, 2024 |
A unicorn runs away from his home because of hunters. He only returns after animals are fighting and the land is drying because of no rain.
B-Chad | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jul 4, 2023 |
Given to me by Carole Shipley
Eurekas | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | May 3, 2023 |
This is the oddest, and most off-brand book in my library. I don't like unicorns and not the type to normally have it in my case, but The only reason I have it is how much of how memorable it was to me as a child. The serpent was my favorite character and I loved how distinctive it looked- I drew pictures from this book a lot in my youth. I was really drawn to the art and the allegorical story is memorable.
am08279 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Oct 26, 2022 |



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