Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

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Overview

Highly detailed illustrations with lots of clever stylistic touches make this a delightful rags to riches tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684129884
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 08/01/1972
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Charles Perrault (1628–1703) is known as the father of French children's literature. He collected many folk tales from France and had them published.


Having studied both Visual Design in Korea and illustration studies in the USA, Sam-hyeon Kim has illustrated many creative children's books, such as Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, and Puss in Boots.

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Puss in Boots 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an amazing story !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Arthur, Malcolm. Puss in Boots. New York. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1990. Illustrated by Fred Marcellino. Malcolm Arthur's retelling of the Charles Perrault classic, Puss in Boots has put a lighter spin to the dark tale. One of three sons of a miller is left only with a cat upon his father's death. The son is in despair, thinking that he cannot support himself with only a cat. The cat says to his new master, 'Don't worry master, just get me a sack and a pair of boots to carry me through the brambles and you'll see you have not come out as badly as you think.' Puss begins to spin his web of deceit to help his master to only win the hand of the King's beautiful daughter. Puss used his cunning skills to outsmart an Ogre by saying, 'I hear you can turn yourself into small animals, too, a rat or a mouse, for instance. That seems impossible.' The Ogre having a competitive nature changed himself into a mouse, which Puss quickly devoured, leaving a fabulous castle to his own master. The miller's son takes the beautiful princess as his bride, thus Puss having fulfilled his promise, he was made a 'Lord' and live the high life from that day forward. The illustrations by Fred Marcellino the illustrator of many well-known children's books, are wonderful and the story is delightful. This version of the classic tale even earned a Caldecott Honor award.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This NOOKbook comes up when you look for for Caldecott Medal books, but it IS NOT the Caldecott winning version. That may not make any difference to you, but since I was purchasing books for a class requiring all of the young adult and children's literature to be books which have won one of a list of certain awards, it means it was a TOTAL waste of money for me.
StoryLover23 More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book to read. I highly recommend to all parents and children. This is a book everyone can enjoy.
Sarah21123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A royal book of a clever cat that does wonders for his owner. The book begins with the three brothers dividing up the estate and belongings of their father. One fellow ends up with a cat, and believes that his life is doomed without any land or riches. Little did he know, Puss in Boots was there to save the day. In the end the fellow has land, a castle, and a royal wife.
aflanig1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fairytale about trust and friendship
melscott on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Once again Perrault has created a beautiful retelling of this classic tale. In this version the illustrations breath new life into the tale with flashy red boots and a glow in Puss' eyes. A new twist - the ogre is instead a magician.In the classroom: fairy tales, story element comparison, author study, animals as characters,
erineell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fred Marcellino¿s account of Puss in Boots, a trickster folktale from France, is noteworthy and a must have for any library collection. The detailed illustrations in this book draw the readers¿ eyes to the expressions of the characters, extending the story. Puss is the inheritance of a poor miller¿s son. Discouraged by being left with Puss, the owner is fearful of starving to death. To show his worth, Puss requests a pair of boots and a sack that sets forth a serious of events that trick a king into believing that his master is a wealthy man. Puss¿s cleverness results in his master gaining a large castle and estate from an Ogre and the marriage of the king¿s daughter. In the end, Puss lives in luxury. Although some of the vocabulary words might be unfamiliar to younger children, the overall adventures and masterful telling of this folktale will keep the attention of readers. Age Appropriate: 4 to 8 years-old
ASKier on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The success of this version of Perrault's well-known tale is due primarily to the caliber of artist Fred Marcellino's work. Filled with light and muted colors, illustrations vary in layout between double-page spreads captioned with text to full-page and partial-page panels: every page has something for listeners to see. This is important given the length of the text, itself displayed in an unintimidating, enlarged muted-brown font, framed in a thin-line border. Those unfamiliar with the fairytale will marvel at Puss's clever plan to elevate his master, especially when he outwits a not-too-scary-looking ogre. This Caldecott-honor book is a worthy addition to any K-3 classroom or home library.
ShelbyStancil on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: An old Miller dies and leaves his things to his three sons. The oldest got the Mill. The middle the Donkey and the Youngest the Cat. The youngest is upset but the cat tells him that he will make sure things will work out. So he goes and hunts game every day and takes it to the king. He makes the king believe that the youngest son is a grand man. In the end he marries the princess and eventually becomes king. The cat lives a good life after all that.Personal Reaction: The Pictures were great and it was a good take on the story. I have heard several types of this story and this one is by far my favorite. It reminded me of Puss on the movie Shrek. Classroom Extention Idea's:1. Use this as a way to talk about Fairytales and what makes a Fairytale a Fairytale.2. Have the kids draw their own versions of the tale.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young son inherits a cat--Puss. The son is displeased with his inheritance, but the cat proves the son wrong. This book proves that great things can come from small, unwanted packages. The illustration tells the story more than the words do, but this version is a brilliant retelling.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Puss is left to youngest son of a poor miller. The son thinks that Puss is a terrible inheritance, but Puss devises a plan to get the young man everything he wants and more. A fun story that shows that good things can come in unexpected and crazy places.
silly_tine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have found that the pictures in this version of 'Puss' appeal immensely to kindergartners through third graders. Children who often have a hard time sitting still for a story have sat transfixed as I read this book, holding the pictures in front of them all the time and giving them lots of opportunities to check out the wonderful use of light and color. The illustrator uses a lot of wonderful yellow that is very appealing to young children and seems to draw them into the book. I love reading this book out loud both to see children's reaction and also because I love the detail and color in the pictures.
yarb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Luscious production and hard-edged text make this a stunning rendition.
Hennigar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I would give the story 4 stars, but the illustrations should get 6! The mischievous Puss in Boots devises a plan to get his master (but more than likely himself) a life full of luxury. I read this book because it was recommended to me. After reading it, I went back through and read/viewed the illustrations a second time. I also read it aloud to a 1st grader and as we read we talked about Puss and his cunning plans. It was somewhat difficult for the 1st grader to comprehend the story, however he did enjoy the illustrations. In the classroom I would read this book aloud to all of the students. After every page, or few pages I would stop and have the students write about what they thought the book was about. Then after the reading is finished, we would discuss how students¿ thinking changed as we progressed through the book. This teaches students to look to the text for evidence to support their thinking or to dispel misconceptions about the text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the boringest book in the whole world sp dont rrad it it stinks and you wouldent like it