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The History of Little King Pippin   By: (1753-1828)

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The History of Little King Pippin by Thomas Bewick is a charming children's book that takes readers on a delightful journey through the life of a young king named Pippin. Set in a whimsical and imaginative world, this enchanting tale captures the hearts of both children and adults alike.

One of the book's greatest strengths is the captivating storytelling. Bewick weaves a compelling narrative that effortlessly transports readers into the magical realm of Pippin and his adventures. From the very first page, the author's lyrical prose creates a sense of wonder, inviting readers to explore the kingdom alongside the young protagonist.

Little King Pippin's character development is another highlight of this story. As readers follow him from his humble beginnings to his rise as a ruler, they witness his growth, courage, and resilience. Pippin's journey is filled with valuable lessons that teach young readers the importance of kindness, determination, and embracing one's true potential.

Illustrations play a vital role in bringing the story to life, and Bewick's intricate artwork does not disappoint. Each page is adorned with beautifully detailed drawings that capture the essence of the whimsical world and its captivating inhabitants. The illustrations truly enhance the reading experience, immersing readers deeper into Pippin's magical kingdom.

Another commendable aspect of The History of Little King Pippin is the book's ability to address important themes in a manner accessible to young readers. Bewick effortlessly explores topics such as friendship, bravery, and the responsibilities of leadership. By doing so, he encourages children to contemplate these concepts and understand their relevance in their own lives.

However, as much as the book excels in its storytelling, character development, and illustrations, the pacing can sometimes feel a bit rushed. Certain events and transitions occur abruptly, leaving readers longing for more depth and detail. Nevertheless, this minor flaw does not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the tale.

Overall, The History of Little King Pippin is a delightful and engaging children's book that will captivate readers with its enchanting story, mesmerizing illustrations, and valuable life lessons. Through the journey of Pippin, Thomas Bewick instills in young readers a sense of wonder, courage, and the belief that they, too, can make a difference. This book is a treasure and a testament to the power of imagination, making it a must-read for children and adults seeking a captivating and heartwarming tale.

First Page:

Would you be learned, good, and great, Our Hero strive to imitate; For Merit was the only Thing That made poor Pippin's Son a King.]




With an Account of the Melancholy Death of



Devoured by Wild Beasts .


Wonderful Delivery of Master Harry Harmless,

by a little



WELLINGTON: Printed by F. Houlston and Son.

Price Two pence.




PETER PIPPIN was the son of Gaffer and Gammer Pippin,

Who liv'd at the Ivy house under the hill, And if they are not gone, they live there still.


This is the house, and a pretty little snug place it is, and there is Peter and his father and mother at the door. Daddy, says Peter, I wish I could have another pretty little Picture Book, for I have read Mrs. Lovechild's Golden Present so often, that I can repeat it without book. I am very glad to hear it, Peter, says his father, and I wish I could afford to buy you books as fast as you can learn them. I have been saving a penny a week these five weeks, to buy the LADDER to LEARNING for you: well then, says Peter, I have got a penny, which was given me this morning by Miss Kitty Kindness, so that will make sixpence: O dear, I should like vastly to have the Ladder to Learning, and you shall see how fast I will climb up it; pray give me your fivepence, rather, and I will run to Farmer Giles with it directly, and desire him to bring it down for me, when he goes to Town next week; and away he ran to Farmer Giles, and gave him the money to buy the Ladder to Learning... Continue reading book >>

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