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Book Title: Into the Woods, Adapted and Illustrated by Hudson Talbott|
The author of the book: Stephen Sondheim
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 953 KB
Date of issue: December 12th 1988
ISBN 13: 9780517570777
Read full description of the books Into the Woods, Adapted and Illustrated by Hudson Talbott:Some of the illustrations are a little risqué, and some of the themes are disturbing—discontented marriage (the Baker's wife wishes that a prince would pursue her), lots of lying, etc. But by the end, there's some recognition that not everything is permitted (e.g., the wife's episode with the prince in the woods). Even so, the morality is suspect, with multiple characters saying that one has to decide for oneself what is right or wrong. I wanted to give the book a higher rating, especially because the wordplay and rhyming are fun, the story is a creative blend of fairy tales, and the illustrations are good. But the moral relativity and the momentary unfaithfulness between a married prince and a married baker's wife (even though it's acknowledged by the end that they shouldn't have done what they did and there are consequences for their actions) keep the book from being great for children.
Read information about the authorStephen Joshua Sondheim is an American musical and film composer and lyricist, winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (seven, more than any other composer), multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. He has been described by Frank Rich in the The New York Times as "the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater." His most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins, as well as the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. He was president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973 to 1981.
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