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The Devil's Storybooks: Twenty Delightfully Wicked Stories

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Every now and then, the Devil likes to pop up into the world for an adventure. He’s a trickster and a mischief-maker, and just as full of vanity and other human failings. But he’s also a gifted storyteller. The Devil’s antics are presented in these two collections of stories, The Devil’s Storybook and The Devil’s Other Storybook, together in one volume. They make for deli

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224 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Square Fish
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Rachel
The short stories in here, about the Devil's different adventures, reminded me a lot of J.K. Rowling's "The Tales of Beedle the Bard". An interesting read for sure (referring to Babbitt's book) but not one I would fully recommend.
Jim Sibigtroth
Although I enjoyed these stories immensely, I have decided not to use it as a read-aloud source for K-3 children because some teachers and parents would consider the devil and the frequent use of the word for his realm to be inappropriate for young children. I personally found the portrayal of the devil as an inept manager whose schemes always seem to backfire, to be quite humorous and enjoyable.
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Natalie Babbitt was born Natalie Zane Moore on July 28, 1932, in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She has 3 children and is married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt. She is a grandmother of 3 and lives in Rhode Island.

She is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, li...more
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