The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.

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age 5+

Mark Twain surprisingly lives

More than a surprise, Phil Stead embodies the spirit of Twain so effortlessly that you are sure they are genetically “ entwained”. Erin Stead’s illustrations so perfectly capture and enhance this timeless and quirky fairy tale. I wanted to join in on the journey and talk to the characters and luxuriate in their beauty in words and art. A tale for all ages, Purloining will appeal as a fable for young children and as an exploration of complex human emotions for adults.Quite a feat. With almost a Kurt Vonnegut sensibility, “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargerine “ will likely become a classic in children’s literature.

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For kids who love fairy tales and read-aloud stories

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