Philipok

Philipok wants to go to school like his older brother But his mother says no, he must stay home with Grandma Little Philipok is determined to go and slips out of the house to make his way to school through the snow He is cold and frightened when he arrives, and soon finds that he must earn the privilege to stay Simple, lyrical prose, a rich palette, and fine illustratiPhilipok wants to go to school like his older brother But his mother says no, he must stay home with Grandma Little Philipok is determined to go and slips out of the house to make his way to school through the snow He is cold and frightened when he arrives, and soon finds that he must earn the privilege to stay Simple, lyrical prose, a rich palette, and fine illustrations bring Leo Tolstoy s classic tale to life Detailed, warm, and sumptuous, Spirin s illustrations create a romantic mood that brings richness to Beneduce s unadorned text The Horn Book
Philipok Philipok wants to go to school like his older brother But his mother says no he must stay home with Grandma Little Philipok is determined to go and slips out of the house to make his way to school th

  • Title: Philipok
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy Ann Keay Beneduce Gennady Spirin
  • ISBN: 9780698119666
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Philipok”

    1. At the time of writing this book, Tolstoy was a well-known, well-regarded and successful author. Both parents died when he was young, leaving him in the care of relatives. Perhaps that was the motivation for starting a school for peasant children in 1850.This is a tale of shy, introverted, little Philipok who is determined to attend school. Even though his mother insists he stay home in the care of his grandmother, one day Philopok braves the snowy, cold weather and a fierce dog, to walk to scho [...]

    2. Originally this story was told by Leo Tolstoy, a Russian author. Philipok is a small boy who desperately wanted to go to school, like his older brother, Peter. However, his mother insisted that he was too young and needed to stay at home with Grandma. When Grandma falls asleep, the curious boy puts on his coat and his father’s old hat, places a book underneath his arm, and sets out for school. He had adventures along the way - friendly dogs, not-so-friendly dogs, and slipping on the ice. Final [...]

    3. Author: Leo Tolstoy / Ann Keay BeneduceIllustrator: Gennady SpirinTitle: PhilipokPlot: "Philipok wants to go to school like his older brother. But his mother says no, he must stay home with Grandma. Little Philipok is determined to go and slips out of the house to make his way to school through the snow. He is cold and frightened when he arrives, and soon finds that he must earn the privilege to stay. Simple, lyrical prose, a rich palette, and fine illustrations bring Leo Tolstoy's classic tale [...]

    4. the illustrations are pretty, but terrifyingly soulless. Wherever eyes are visible, they are staring into the distance with the sort of dread more closely associated with finding out that everyone you know has all died in a terrible explosion which you inadvertently caused than with trying to go to school.

    5. Beautiful old-style illustrations make for a very pretty book. The part with the stray dogs might be scary to youngsters. Nice enough story overall, but a little strange. Seemed like it didn't have much of a plot or ending.

    6. If only all children were this determined to go to school. I like be able to tell someone that now I've "read a Tolstoy." Haha.

    7. Yay! My first book in Russian! (I read the Филипок version--original text, same illustrator.)I love the illustrations best. <3 ;D

    8. This is a sweet story about a little boy who is so eager to go to school that he takes matters into his own hands. Portia and I have been reading this almost nightly since she started kindergarten.

    9. Philipok runs away to go to school with his brother and the teacher lets him stay (even when he spells his name wrong)?!?! Ugh!

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