Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant
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Sky Pony, 2013.
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9781626363557
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English

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Oscar Wilde., Oscar Wilde|AUTHOR., Mary Hollingsworth|AUTHOR., & Bill Bell|ILLUSTRATOR. (2013). Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant . Sky Pony.

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Oscar Wilde et al.. 2013. Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant. Sky Pony.

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Oscar Wilde et al.. Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant Sky Pony, 2013.

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Oscar Wilde, Oscar Wilde|AUTHOR, Mary Hollingsworth|AUTHOR, and Bill Bell|ILLUSTRATOR. Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant Sky Pony, 2013.

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An unexpected ending gives the story a poignant, wistful quality, and Bill Bell's dazzling illustrations breathe new life into this classic tale. And adults familiar with Oscar Wilde's work will enjoy seeing this gentler, softer side of Wilde. The Selfish Giant is a beautiful book for parents and children to read together during any season.
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