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The Devil's Storybooks: Twenty Delightfully Wicked Stories

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

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 (first published 1987)
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Mary
Dec 28, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-the-youths
My sister gave me this book and I was sick, so I read it all at once. I remember some of these delightful stories from anthologies, stories that stuck in my head (the one about the minor demon and the rose inspired a whole art phase in high school) for a long, long time. I didn't have a voice to read them aloud, but I'm so glad to have them to do so. Brilliant one and all.
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. One story (The Ear) does not contain offensive language and makes a great 3rd grade read-aloud story ...more
Rachel
May 14, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
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.
Alan Marchant
Apr 28, 2015 Alan Marchant rated it liked it
Pleasant, lighthearted tales with a 19th century sensibility, mostly playing off of manners. Short enough and droll enough for reading to older children.
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Fun and clever. Big hit with the 5th grader.
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A kids book of funny old tales mostly pertaining to morals and right vs. wrong
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Natalie Babbitt was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. She attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She had 3 children and was married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt. She was the grandmother of 3 and lived in Rhode Island.

She was a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, liter
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