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Denslow's Three Bears   By: (1856-1915)

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In Denslow's Three Bears, author William W. Denslow presents a charming retelling of the classic fairytale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." With his unique illustrative style, Denslow breathes new life into the beloved story, captivating readers of all ages.

One of the notable aspects of this book is Denslow's fantastic illustrations. Each page is beautifully rendered, immersing readers in a world of vivid colors and intricate detail. The characters come alive on the page, with their expressions and gestures expertly captured by Denslow's brushstrokes. The artist's attention to detail is truly commendable, making the illustrations not only aesthetically pleasing but also deeply engaging.

Denslow's narrative style is simple yet effective. He stays true to the essence of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" while adding his own touch of creativity. The story flows smoothly, with just the right amount of pacing and suspense to keep readers interested. Denslow also includes some delightful surprises, injecting freshness into the well-known tale.

Moreover, Denslow's portrayal of the bears is particularly endearing. He successfully conveys a range of emotions on their furry faces, making them relatable and lovable characters. From the stern Papa Bear to the gentle Mama Bear and the curious Baby Bear, each bear is artfully depicted, enhancing the emotional depth of the story.

While this book is primarily targeted at young readers, it is enjoyable for individuals of all ages. Denslow's Three Bears is an excellent choice for parents looking to introduce their children to classic fairytales in a visually appealing and entertaining manner. The book's timeless charm will undoubtedly resonate with readers, making it a cherished addition to any bookshelf.

Overall, Denslow's Three Bears is a delightful retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," combining captivating illustrations with an engaging narrative. William W. Denslow's talent shines through in every page, making this book a delightful reading experience for both young and old alike.

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G.W.Dillingham Co.

Publishers New York. Copyright 1903 by W.W.Denslow. Published, August 1903

To Mazie La Shelle

[Illustration: THE THREE BEARS.]

A long time ago in a cottage on the edge of a great forest there dwelt a little girl by the name of Golden Hair; she was an orphan and lived with her grandmother who loved her dearly. The grandmother was very old and so most of the house work was done by Golden Hair; but she was so young and strong she did not mind that a bit, for she had plenty of time to play and was merry the whole day long.

Although little Golden Hair lived far from other children she was never lonesome, for she had many friends and playmates in the wild creatures of the wood. The gentle, soft eyed deer would feed from her hand, and the wild birds would come at her musical call; for she knew their language and loved them well.

Golden Hair had never wandered far into the forest. But one day in the early autumn time, as she was gathering bright leaves and golden rod, she strayed farther than she knew and came upon a lonely, gray cabin under the mighty trees. A slab of wood beside the half open door told who lived within... Continue reading book >>

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