Jim Henson's the Storyteller

Jim Henson's the Storyteller

by Anthony Minghella

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Overview

Jim Henson's The Storyteller is a book to enchant readers of all ages—inspired by the beloved guiding genius of Muppetdom and a whole world of creatures we have taken into our hearts. These nine delightfully illustrated stories, based on Henson's Emmy Award-winning television series, are fairy tales and folk tales beautifully told by Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella.

They deal with the universal themes of folk literature: fear and need; folly, greed, and enchantment; courage and generosity. They are about princesses and giants, about a soldier and a brave young boy (half-hedgehog and half-human), and about a storyteller terrified that he will run out of tales. Infused with the spellbinding Henson magic, these tales, treasured by generation after generation in the Old World, come to us now with a new radiance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394582566
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/20/1991
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 192

About the Author

Anthony Minghella was formerly a professor of dramatic literature at the University of Hull. In addition to directing the award-winning film The English Patient, he has written extensively for British theater, television, radio, and film.

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