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He lived in a small village in a dusty corner of Spain, a bony man of about fifty. Maria's uncle had tittle to do, and so he read. The flickering candle flame filled the corners of his room with ghostly shadows of giants and of dragons -- for the only books he read were about the knights of old who roamed the countryside seeking adventures. The horizon stretched out an inv He lived in a small village in a dusty corner of Spain, a bony man of about fifty. Maria's uncle had tittle to do, and so he read. The flickering candle flame filled the corners of his room with ghostly shadows of giants and of dragons -- for the only books he read were about the knights of old who roamed the countryside seeking adventures. The horizon stretched out an invitation. He knew that he too must be a knight, and travel on a quest, for adventures. So he found a suit of rusty armor, made himself a visor of cardboard and tin, and called himself Don Quixote de la Mancha.In this spirited, lively retelling of the famous Cervantes classic, Michael Harrison's clear and lively style is beautifuLLy complemented by Victor Ambrus's evocative paintings of the landscape of sixteenth-century Spain.


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He lived in a small village in a dusty corner of Spain, a bony man of about fifty. Maria's uncle had tittle to do, and so he read. The flickering candle flame filled the corners of his room with ghostly shadows of giants and of dragons -- for the only books he read were about the knights of old who roamed the countryside seeking adventures. The horizon stretched out an inv He lived in a small village in a dusty corner of Spain, a bony man of about fifty. Maria's uncle had tittle to do, and so he read. The flickering candle flame filled the corners of his room with ghostly shadows of giants and of dragons -- for the only books he read were about the knights of old who roamed the countryside seeking adventures. The horizon stretched out an invitation. He knew that he too must be a knight, and travel on a quest, for adventures. So he found a suit of rusty armor, made himself a visor of cardboard and tin, and called himself Don Quixote de la Mancha.In this spirited, lively retelling of the famous Cervantes classic, Michael Harrison's clear and lively style is beautifuLLy complemented by Victor Ambrus's evocative paintings of the landscape of sixteenth-century Spain.

30 review for Don Quixote

  1. 5 out of 5

    Danaë Zegers

    This was such good boek heck yeah

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lesr Kew

    Loved the illustrative way this story was told.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Elease

    Disclaimer that I've never read the original, so I'm reviewing this one on its own merits. I picked up this retelling of Don Quixote on recommendation from Story of the World for my 3rd grader's homeschool history. What a delightful read-aloud! The illustrations are just right for getting the imagination going, and the telling of the story itself is delightful. For me, the goal of these "retold" versions of the classics is to spark an interest in my child that can grow as he matures in his readin Disclaimer that I've never read the original, so I'm reviewing this one on its own merits. I picked up this retelling of Don Quixote on recommendation from Story of the World for my 3rd grader's homeschool history. What a delightful read-aloud! The illustrations are just right for getting the imagination going, and the telling of the story itself is delightful. For me, the goal of these "retold" versions of the classics is to spark an interest in my child that can grow as he matures in his reading so that he will actually *want* to read the original works when the time is right. This book checks the box! Plus, there are a lot of books in the world, amiright? On the off chance that he never manages to read all of the full or original versions of Cervantes, Homer, Chaucer, et al., at least he's had a taste of the stories and can maybe answer some trivia questions when needed, ha!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Ives

    As Harrison says in the afterword, this is a fairly simplified retelling of the much longer Cervantes original. That said, this version stands well on its own, is very succinctly written and especially well illustrated, making for a quick and enjoyable read (therefore ideal for readers who would probably find the original too long-winded or daunting). I enjoyed this rather more than I expected to. 4.25/5

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brandon Ilano

    I saw the play and read the book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    KarenMLISt

    Scroll to reviewer "Cecily" and read hers - it's spot-on & covers why I enjoyed this classic so much! Scroll to reviewer "Cecily" and read hers - it's spot-on & covers why I enjoyed this classic so much!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Anna H.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jake

  9. 5 out of 5

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  10. 4 out of 5

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  13. 5 out of 5

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Npersico

  15. 5 out of 5

    Karen Barnacle

  16. 4 out of 5

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  19. 4 out of 5

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  22. 5 out of 5

    Je-An Danal

  23. 5 out of 5

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  24. 4 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jessica 'sikora' arendt

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mauricio Gustavo

  28. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  30. 4 out of 5

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