Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. See details. See all 6 pre-owned listings. Buy It Now. Add to cart. Be the first to write a review About this product. About this product Product Information They're dapper. They're monstrous.
They're the Ghastly Dandies, a breed of beast that is as well-versed in classics as they are well-dressed in knickers and neckties! These ghastlies appear in clever renditions of "Moby Dick, Hamlet, The Odyssey, " and other beloved classics. I was peeved to see the order of events played with so messily in Pride and Prejudice. It's my favorite book, so. Also, what was going on in that Sherlock Holmes story??? I do like the monster illustrations, but how exactly are they dandies? I mean, they wear coats and vests, but I'd like to see a bit more dapperness in their actions. This whole thing seems like something Edward Gorey would have done, but he would have done it with properly dark and twisted retellings.
Kids love that stuff. Gosh, the colors are so gorgeous though. Nov 22, Sophie rated it liked it Shelves: childrens , fiction , read-in This book is so cute! It's retellings of classic literature starring the "Ghastly Dandies," who seem to be big black fuzzy monsters with good taste. All the stories are only a few pages long and have happy endings.
I'm not sure how well kids who don't already know the stories would like it, but I thought it was adorable. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice , which is probably the most accurate retelling of the bunch. Sep 18, Whitney rated it liked it Shelves: classics , humor , picture-books. Extremely annotated versions of classic books such as Pride and Prejudice, as told by adorable monsters.
Adults will get a kick out of the humor, and children will giggle at the not-so-scary monsters as they act out literature's most famous works. Sep 07, Whitney rated it liked it Shelves: children-s-books , retelling , humor. It was really cute. I particularly liked the Pride and Prejudice retelling.
Aug 18, Edward Sullivan rated it did not like it Shelves: picture-books.
Not impressed with the illustrations or the storytelling. Maybe too ghastly for me.
Aug 25, John Opalenik rated it it was amazing. So much fun. It made a great gift!
Sep 27, Carol rated it liked it Shelves: classic , humorous , picture-book. Humorous illustrations enhance the very brief takes on classic novels. Some are better than others. Cute idea, probably could have been even better.
Aug 23, Karin rated it it was ok Shelves: reads , childrens , picture-books. This is was okay. Better for adults that already know the stories behind these classics than for kids. Hamlet is the worst of the bunch, but Pride and Prejudice was delightfully simple.
Oct 27, Jordan rated it liked it. But Daisy wanted to do other things. That made everyone very sad. Feb 25, Angela rated it really liked it.
The Ghastly Dandies Do the Classics book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. They're dapper. They're monstrous. They're erud. The Ghastly Dandies Do the Classics [Ben Gibson] on esbarsemaso.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. They're dapper. They're monstrous. They're erudite.
As a graphic designer, that emphasis is likely natural and intentional. While some of the story-palettes work better than others first entry Don Quixote is perfectly kaleidoscopic while Frankenstein focuses a bit too much on foreground action , the art alone is alive with wit, color and concision.
It was really cute. Friend Reviews. It's the kind of book you'll want to read to your kids, read again with your friends, and show off on your coffee table when you're done. In slightly fantastical settings, Gonzales illustrates very real guilt over small and large marital missteps, the intense desire for the reinvention of self, and the powerful urges we feel to defend and provide for the people we love. Hamlet is the worst of the bunch, but Pride and Prejudice was delightfully simple. It was really cute.
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