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Tony Mitton (1951–2022)

Autor(a) de Down by the Cool of the Pool

170+ Works 10,799 Membros 117 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Tony Mitton

Down by the Cool of the Pool (2001) 1,310 exemplares
Dinosaurumpus! (2002) 1,189 exemplares
Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) (1997) 868 exemplares
Penguins to the Rescue (2007) 672 exemplares
Flashing Fire Engines (1998) 665 exemplares
Terrific Trains (Amazing Machines) (1998) 647 exemplares
Spooky Hour (2003) 639 exemplares
Tough Trucks (Amazing Machines) (2003) 347 exemplares
Busy Boats (Amazing Machines) (2002) 338 exemplares
Farmer Joe And The Music Show (2008) 219 exemplares
Cool Cars (Amazing Machines) (2005) 158 exemplares
Snowy Bear (2015) 155 exemplares
Amazing Animals: Rainforest Romp (2009) 135 exemplares
The Jungle Run (2011) 116 exemplares
Christmas Wishes (2007) 114 exemplares
All Afloat On Noah's Boat (2006) 105 exemplares
Plum (1999) 102 exemplares
Ocean Adventure (Amazing Animals) (2010) 98 exemplares
Jolly Olly Octopus (2010) 74 exemplares
Where's My Egg? (Flip the Flap) (1798) 58 exemplares
Once Upon a Tide (2005) 40 exemplares
The Somethingosaur (2012) 39 exemplares
Goodnight Me, Goodnight You (2003) 37 exemplares
The Tale of Tales (2003) 35 exemplares
Come to Tea on Planet Zum-Zee (2005) 33 exemplares
The Underground Dance (2000) 32 exemplares
A Very Curious Bear (2008) 31 exemplares
The Storyteller's Secrets (2009) 31 exemplares
What's the Time, Mr Wolf? (2000) 30 exemplares
Curly and the Cherries (2000) 26 exemplares
Where Is Curly? (Rigby Literacy) (2000) 25 exemplares
Curly is Hungry (2000) 23 exemplares
Gnash, Gnaw, Dinosaur! (2009) 22 exemplares
Riddledy Piggledy (2004) 22 exemplares
Amazing Animals: Super Safari (2009) 21 exemplares
Amazing Machines (2003) 21 exemplares
Big Bad Raps (Orchard Crunchies) (1997) 21 exemplares
Curly to the Rescue (2000) 19 exemplares
The Potter's Boy (2019) 14 exemplares
Fangtastic Raps (1999) 13 exemplares
Monster Raps (1999) 13 exemplares
Time for Dinner (1995) 13 exemplares
The Three Bears (Lighthouse) (1702) 13 exemplares
Tec and the Cake (2005) 12 exemplares
Wayland (2013) 12 exemplares
The Seal Hunter (Everystory S.) (1998) 11 exemplares
Robin Hood Raps (2001) 11 exemplares
The Night Before Christmas (2010) 10 exemplares
Potter's Boy (2017) 10 exemplares
Party Animals (2007) 10 exemplares
Royal Raps (Orchard Crunchies) (1997) 10 exemplares
My Hat and All That (1600) 9 exemplares
Amazing Machines Jigsaw Book (2004) 9 exemplares
Raps: Scary Raps (2000) 7 exemplares
Sir Laughalot (2010) 7 exemplares
Mr Marvel and the Car (1996) 7 exemplares
Let's Play ABC (1994) 7 exemplares
Snowman (Smart Starts) (1996) 7 exemplares
Mega Greek myth raps (2000) 7 exemplares
A Christmas Carol (2018) 6 exemplares
Snow Penguin (2018) 5 exemplares
Twist and Hop, Minibeast Bop! (2016) 4 exemplares
Magic Food (1996) 4 exemplares
Monster Party 4 exemplares
The Treasure Hunt (1997) 4 exemplares
Puff the Pup (Collins Big Cat) (2011) 4 exemplares
Naughty Kitten! (Smart Starts) (1997) 3 exemplares
The Iron Horse (1997) 3 exemplares
Come Into This Poem (2011) 3 exemplares
The Model (Smart Starts) (1996) 3 exemplares
Mr Marvel and the Cake (1998) 3 exemplares
The Robot (1996) 3 exemplares
Sun and Moon (Collins Pathways) (1995) 3 exemplares
Numbers 2 exemplares
SnowGhost (2020) 2 exemplares
Excalibur the magic sword (2004) 2 exemplares
Mrs Barmy (Collins Pathways) (1994) 2 exemplares
Lettuce for Lunch (1999) 2 exemplares
Jungle Jive (Elephant Joe) (2009) 2 exemplares
The Clown 1 exemplar
Pengwiniaid Sionc a Bywiog (2007) 1 exemplar
Mr Marvel and the dragon (1997) 1 exemplar
Mr Marvel and the hat (1996) 1 exemplar
Pip (2002) 1 exemplar
At the Seaside 1 exemplar
Cheeky fish (1999) 1 exemplar
The snowman 1 exemplar
Shiny Snow Machines (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Miffy in the Snow (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições117 exemplares
Miffy Goes Flying (1970) — Tradutor, algumas edições76 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1951-01
Data de falecimento
2022-06
Sexo
male
Causa da morte
leukaemia

Membros

Críticas

Cute but superficial Bildungsroman for teenagers. The writer was clearly influenced by Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha.
 
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jd7h | Feb 18, 2024 |
Mx really liked this book and asked for it quite a few time. Ms was just along for the ride. Teaches about different animals found in the rain forest and has a search and find too.
 
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Mx2018 | 2 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |
Wayland is a modern retelling of Wayland the Smith from a poem within the Poetic with exquisite woodcut artwork from John Lawrence.

The tale is simplified with its originally ambiguous ending made more happily ever after and told in alternating rhyming couplets.

It's a beautiful book and an impressive undertaking that seems to succeed in want it sets out to do, I'm just not sure exactly who it's for. It's written in a way that suggests it's a children's book, but deals with many adult themes, including an ongoing sexual liason between Wayland and Gunhild, the daughter of the king that imprisoned him, including illustrations, and the plot point of a picture and reveal of Wayland and Gunhild doing the sex carved into the skulls of her brothers, which their mother and father were unwittingly drinking from...

I think there is a sad and all to common 'remaining true to the original', despite other changes made, to classical and historical narratives without in anyway engaging with how much these stories rely on the backwards politics of when they were written. This means those 'modern' retellings are only modern in so far as their language and presentation and continue to put forth fucked ideas, which is one thing when it's presented to adults with an understanding of the source and context, but quite another when presented to kids. In before anyone tries to accuse me of trying to cancel Sæmundr, Snorri, Wayland, or Mitton. I don't even think the story elements need to be changed, I just think the passive way everything, beyond Wayland being seen as a pure and good hero because he was nice to his kidnapped bride and only orchestrated a situation where the princes killed each other, cut their heads off, carved their deaths and him making fuck berserker with the princess on their skulls and serving them to their parents, rather than killing them himself.

Also, what the fuck did the princess do to have him blow up her spot? Like, we never see her after hearing about their trysts. This revelation could be really bad for her. It's also really gross for 'haha I fucked your daughter' to be an own. I just think maybe don't serve ancient sexual politics to kids--of course people should talk to kids about this stuff if necessary and it's not an artist's responsibility to explain things to their audience...but I think it kinda is if you are making something for kids.

Look, it's pretty. It's kinda cute. I am OK with rhyming couplets up to a point, but this was way too much for me, and I have to say that I think Philip Pullman is somewhat to blame for how much this didn't hit for me with just delirious his quote on the cover is, "I've read nothing so enthralling for a long time". Get. Fucked.
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Assinalado
RatGrrrl | 1 outra crítica | Jan 5, 2024 |
Genre
Stories in rhyme
Theme
Let's dance
Subject
Animals
Dancing
Frogs
Ponds
 
Assinalado
kmgerbig | 14 outras críticas | Apr 12, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
170
Also by
2
Membros
10,799
Popularidade
#2,200
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
117
ISBN
694
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
1

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