The Selfish Giant by Oscar WildeDont you tell me that you have not read this one!
The sign that got trapped in the labyrinth of my 3rd grade mind reading his English Gulmohar was this :
Got burnt into my memory. And that is how I dug this books out of my pensive to add it here on Goodreads - by searching for this sign.
Oscar Wilde knows how to tickle the juvenile readers.
Walls are made to keep dangers out. But if those bricks and mortars start eroding the warmth inside, they should be done away with. The giant constructs a wall, proper with a flashing sign, warning any crossing over onto his garden would be taken care off.
Theres this one line that serves as the evidence for the competence of Oscar Wilde passing off pristine literature to children with deftness.
Then the Spring came, and all over the country there were little blossoms and little birds. Only in the garden of the Selfish Giant it was still winter.
Verdict : Paragon of childhood memories.
The Selfish Giant and Other Stories
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No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. Written by Oscar Wilde. Illustrated by Philip Waechter. When the Selfish Giant decides to build a wall around his garden to prevent the children from playing in it, it becomes barren and stuck in perpertual winter.
A giant who lived in a big house had a beautiful garden, but he never let anyone enter his garden. Whenever he was away, children would come there to play. One day, the giant decided to visit his friend and left for the neighbouring kingdom. Seeing the children play in his garden, he angrily chased them away and built a high wall around the garden. After the children stopped coming to the garden, the trees and flowers were so sad that they lost their beauty and were covered with snow and frost. No birds came to sing there. One morning, the giant saw children playing in the garden.
The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart Michael Foreman.
Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden. It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars, and there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring-time broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in the autumn bore rich fruit. The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the children used to stop their games in order to listen to them. One day the Giant came back. He had been to visit his friend the Cornish ogre, and had stayed with him for seven years. After the seven years were over he had said all that he had to say, for his conversation was limited, and he determined to return to his own castle.
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