Rip Van Winkle
Rip Van Winkle travels into the Catskill Mountains to spend the day, but somehow falls asleep and wakes up to a changed world. He had slept for 20 years! Where is his family? Find out what happened to Rip Van Winkle in this cautionary tale! Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, encouraging a...more
Rip Van Winkle is an British colonist living in American before the Revolutionary war. He ends up drinking some magic liquor and wakes to find the world he knows completely different.
Rip is lazy...more
The universal reality of Washington Irving words describes the hardship of marriage upon the solitary nature of man. The matriarchal...more
I always thought he slept for a hundred years, and I had no idea his wife was so horrible. (Or even that he had a wife!) As I was reading I got a sense s...more
The changes that Rip experienced after his twenty-year sleep were profound but would be minimal to us over a similar period today, change has so markedly accelerated. Think of twenty years ago today, in 1990. In “information age” changes are only one example – consider computer technology. And...more
When I read the title , I wondered whether a such weird and ( allow me to say ) uncanny title would stand as a name of a character or a place ! I heard of it before but never did i have the guts to read it ! So,I shoul...more
I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes stories/legends about ear...more
Rip Van Winkle was a kind man who loved to help his fellow man. Unfortunately he was too lazy to work on his own farm & help out at home; which aggravated his wife. But the town folk loved him because he wasn’t averse to helping for free… he only appeared to have an aversion to paying jobs. Anyway, while walking in the woods one day a stranger asked...more
I thoroughly enjoyed Rip Van Winkle. The illustrations are just fantastical and I was surprised to read the story deals much with marital discord as well as the Revolutionary War. The language/poetry of the story was beautiful to me too.
Fantasies are wonderful to help us escape, but it terrifies me that one c...more
I'm glad I re-read it, because there's much more to the Irving telling. Kind of horri...more
Good for a children's story as well as adults.