Seven at One Blow



Seven at One Blow Kimmel s light hearted retelling underscores the humor in the tale of the cocky little tailor who wins a kingdom through clever trickery and a few strokes of luck After swatting the flies in his jelly and engraving the feat on his belt seven at one blow he sets out to seek the grander fortune he believes is his Kimmel s swaggering hero is even successful than his Grimms forebear in this version, the grumbling princess and her father run away in the night, leaving the tailor with the entire kingdom and no cranky wife Lloyd s fine lined pen and wash illustrations set the opening scene in a small but busy village housing the tailor s humble attic quarters later, the rumpled sheets on his palace bed convey the same homey feel despite his change in station The tailor s skirmishes with varied creatures are filled with action aptly evoked by well placed Pollock type splashes and the gangly giants and drooling ogres are suitably ugly but none too frightening, making this a fine retelling for younger listeners. Best Read [ Seven at One Blow ] By [ Eric A. Kimmel ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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Seven at One Blow  By Eric A. Kimmel IBN : 0823413837 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Seven at One Blow
  • Eric A. Kimmel
  • English
  • 01 January 2017
  • 0823413837

10 thoughts on “Seven at One Blow

  1. Amie says:

    I wasn t too thrilled with the ending.

  2. Anne says:

    I loved this re telling of the classic tale Words and pictures both delight.

  3. Becky says:

    The story depicts a young man who uses cunning to convince people and animals that he has physical strength The tale teaches the moral that we can achieve what we believe Children will find his adventures exciting and his trickery amusing The dashes of humor in this story bring a sense of fun to the tale The simple language is easy for children to follow.Megan Lloyd s illustrations are detailed watercolor paintings The character s facial expressions are vivid and match the story s depiction The story depicts a young man who uses cunning to convince people and animals that he has physical strength The tale teaches the moral that we can achieve what we believe Children will find his adventures exciting and his trickery amusing The dashes of humor in this story bring a sense of fun to the tale The simple language is easy for children to follow.Megan Lloyd s illustrations are detailed watercolor paintings The character s facial expressions are vivid and match the story s depiction of their personalities The tailor exudes confidence and cockiness in ...

  4. Meltha says:

    All of the tailor s adventures are present in this one, which, granted, are rather violent in places, but this is one of the better traditional renderings out there The tailor starts with killing the flies, kills several murderous giants, gets two ogres to kill each other, captures a unicorn, pens a wild boar, and outwits the king s assassins to become king himself the princess and her father run off in this version The illustrations are pretty straightforward andthan adequate The v All of the tailor s adventures are present in this one, which, granted, are rather violent in places, but this is one of the better traditional renderings out there The tailor starts with killing the flies, kills several murderous giants, gets two ogres to kill each other, captures a unicorn, pens a wild boar, and outwits the king s assassins...

  5. Valerie says:

    I m pretty sure I did not read this specific version, so I can t speak for the illustrations, wording, etc in this edition.This story of winning through misconstrued bragging and trickery was probably popular in its time, when tradesmen like the tailor in the story had few chances for advancement, and those only by their witty manipulation of the perceptions of others This story is somewhat similar to Puss in Boots, although the tailor is helped along by a series of misunderstandingsth I m pretty sure I did not read this specific version, so I can t speak for the illustrations, wording, etc in this edition.This story of winning through misconstrued bragging and trickery was probably popular in its time, when tradesmen like the tailor in the story had few chances for advancement, and those only by their witty manipulation of the perceptions of others Th...

  6. Dolly says:

    Fun retelling of a classic story by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm We ve read a lot of Mr Kimmel s books and we especially enjoyed the Anansi tales The ferocious unicorn didn t look too ferocious, but otherwise, the illustrations are terrific.

  7. Melanie says:

    A retelling of the classic tale of the tailor who outwits giants, ogres and a unicorn He s able to do this because he wears a belt that boasts Seven at one blow It actually means he swatted seven flies with one swipe, but who needs to know the details

  8. Reid says:

    How to be clever and excel this story stands out for some reason, maybe the visceral effect of seeing seven dead flies, plus the little tailor s ingenuity Can t recall the whole story, or even if the little tailor is a different story It was my sister s book, though, and she loved it too.

  9. Loren Featherston says:

    I always enjoyed this amusing classic of the clever tailor that uses his wit to overcome giants, ogres, unicorns and a wild bore I believe this book would be very entertaining for not only children but the adults as well.

  10. Alusha says:

    Where I m from everyone knows this story

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