eBook Devil's Storybook download

by Natalie Babbitt

eBook Devil's Storybook download ISBN: 055315012X
Author: Natalie Babbitt
Publisher: Bantam Books (January 1977)
ePub: 1611 kb
Fb2: 1437 kb
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: lrf mobi lit mbr
Category: Children's Books

The Devil’s Storybook. The very pretty lady. THE EAR. Books by Natalie Babbitt.

The Devil’s Storybook. The imp in the basket. From his brimstone bed, at break of day, A-walking the Devil is gone, To look at his little snug farm of the World

The Devil is back, just as full of vanity and other human feelings as he was in Natalie Babbitt's first collection, The Devil's Storybook.

The Devil is back, just as full of vanity and other human feelings as he was in Natalie Babbitt's first collection, The Devil's Storybook. The Devil is back, just as full of vanity and other human feelings as he was in Natalie Babbitt's first collection, The Devil's Storybook.

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A masterful Devil's advocate, Natalie Babbitt presents ten brief testimonials to Satan's unflagging gusto for dirty tricks. Paunchy and well past his prime, this Prince of Darkness is no Superdemon. Begging to be quoted, to be read aloud, to be told, these wise tales should delight readers and listeners alike.

Each tale in the book tells about another one of the devil's evil schemes that always end up doing people right rather than wrong, no matter how fool-proof they seem. Very well-written and thoroughly enjoyable to all ages. You will end up dying to read the second, "The Devil's Other Storybook"! Parents and children would both enjoy this book! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago.

Chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best of the Best Books.

Babbitt's Books, Normal, Illinois. It reminds me a lot of an alternative book store in St. Louis called Subterranean Books, only the books at Babbitt's are used, which means they're generally cheaper and I could find things that were more obscure. I have a pretty eclectic range of interests, and there wasn't a single subject I was interested in that I couldn't find a book on in the store.

Natalie Zane Babbitt (née Moore; July 28, 1932 – October 31, 2016) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. Her acclaimed 1975 novel Tuck Everlasting has been adapted into two feature films and a Broadway musical. She received the Newbery Honor and Christopher Award, and was the . nominee for the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1982.

Comments: (7)
The Devil's Storybook is a collection of ten short stories told in the style of classic fairytales. Some made me smile, a few made me giggle, and others made me laugh. Although the title may seem unsettling to some, and while Hell is mentioned throughout, the stories were wholesome.

Each one contained a lesson, but rather than extolling the virtues of goodness, it revealed the follies of being vainglorious, idle, a dullard, indifferent, intolerant, and a few other ill traits through the Devil's chicanery. Only a few of the stories were particularly memorable--'The Very Pretty Lady', 'The Harps in Heaven', 'The Imp in the Basket', and 'Perfection'--but they were all a pleasure to read.

A black & white illustration by Babbitt accompanied each story and although they were well done, it may not be enough to sway reluctant readers who prefer picture books, but it's great for those transitioning.

Not only would this be entertaining reading for children (some of the jokes might be lost on younger children), but it could also be a useful tool for establishing a baseline moral code.
Wonderful stories for all ages - thought provoking and funny. I read these aloud to my 7 year old granddaughter and we both loved them. They are all about the ways the Devil disguises himself in various ways and comes up to Earth to try and tempt people - some fall for his tricks, others resist and either way you will have a lot of fun reading these. The Very Pretty Lady is one story I will never forget.
This book brought back many fond childhood memories.
Zeus Wooden
One of my favorite kids books! Clever stories with the devil as a trickster character than a malevolent deity.
Fun! Charming! Just slightly subversive! Recommended highly for kids in that 7 to 12 range.
Cute stories about the devil and how he is aiding those who people who are causing mischief here on earth. It also speaks about choices, and how some people who are tempted by the devil are able to resist and stay on the high road.
Was taking a university storytelling class and were some of the more entertaining stories. My ten year old sister also found these stories to be lighthearted and fun
The Devil's storybook is a touching, funny, and wonderful book. Though it has some language in it like Hell, we think it is an appropriate book for all ages. It's about a Devil who goes into the world, disguised as a fairy godmother, hobo, and towns people. Each wonderful chapter has a new setting for the Devil. Towards the beginning of the book, the Devil goes into the world and meets a beautiful lady. The Devil goes into her cabin. He reminds her of her beauty and asks her if he can take her beauty back to Hell. If you want to know what happened to her, then you'll have to read the Devil's Storybook.

Rating: Five stars

GG 5th grade students