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The Brave Little Seamstress

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  12 reviews
""Goodness!" the little seamstress said. "I've killed seven flies with one blow." And to mark the event, she took out her favorite coat and stitched on the back: " SEVEN WITH ONE BLOW!

Proud of her amazing feat, the brave little seamstress sets off to tell the world. It's not her fault if, along the way, a giant sees her coat and thinks she slayed seven "giants," now is it?
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published 2002)
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With quick thinking and actions that surprised a giant, a knight, and a king, The Brave Little Seamstress was able to do the dangerous and wondrous feats to gain half a kingdom that was promised to her. Relying on out-of-the-box solutions and a little help from her friends, this wise girl used her imagination to conquer the world (or a kingdom).
"It is just like the story of the brave little tailor" said my 6.5 year old child.
Nice version of the brave little tailor. My 6 year old especially loved it.
Politically correct but it works!
Kyla Hyden
This book is based on a German tale called "The Brave Little Tailor," one of the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1800s. It is a fun tale of a little seamstress who accidentally stumbles into some adventures that take great strength and skill to complete. She successfully completes the tasks based on mere wit. This would be good to read to students for a unit on traditional tales.
Kristin Lee
This book is a good story about bravery and wit. It shows children that thinking on your toes can come in handy at times. The seamstress does three kind deeds for the king and king still wants to harm the seamstress. The book shows that the good normally wins out. The illustrations were very good as well.
The illustrations are nice. The Little Seamstress cleverly tricks others including a king that she is braver and stronger than she SEAMS. ;) She ends up living happily ever after with one of the king's brave knights.
This is probably an excellent story and certainly one that would make wonderful reader's theatre. I was a little disturbed at its blanket rejection of outsiders.
A re-telling of the Brave Little Tailor with a girl as the hero. One of Katherine's books. I love the line "Why should I be afraid of 50 little men..."
Shelby Troutman
Did not care for the book. I did not find a good moral behind it and therefore would not share this with my class.
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