Castle of Pictures and Other Stories

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  • Paperback Edition
  • ISBN: 978-1-55861-092-7
  • Publication Date: 01-01-1994
  • Page Count: 175
  • Categories: Fiction, Young Readers

GEORGE SAND was a French feminist known for her fiction, journalism, drama, and autobiography.

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The Castle of Pictures and Other Stories

A Grandmother's Tales
George Sand

Translated by Holly Erskine Hirko. Illustrated by Mary Warshaw.

More than 100 years ago, George Sand entertained her granddaughters Aurore and Gabrielle by telling them stories about girls and boys growing up—stories that are as lively and relevant today as when they were written. Here you will meet girls and boys empowered by curiosity, hard work, persistence, and honesty to discover their own creative potential and make their ways in a world that is not always fair or easy. Here too are George Sand's astonishingly deep knowledge of the human heart and the creative spirit, and her sense of wonder at the world's beauty and mystery in four timeless stories that will captivate readers of all ages.

"Children aged eight and upwards will be delighted by this new translation of George Sand's Grandmother's Tales. My granddaughter and I got carried away together into Sand's imaginative realm, relishing her wit, humor, flights of fancy, and acute observations of the natural world. No one will want to miss this expression of the master in her most playful, and obviously most pleasurable, role."

—Marilyn Yalom, senior scholar at the Institute for Research on Women, Stanford University, and author of the Introduction to the Signet Classic translation of George Sand's Indiana

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