The Children's Classics: The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears - The Children's Classics

The Children's Classics: The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

By The Children's Classics

  • Release Date: 2010-09-23
  • Genre: Children's Fiction
4 Score: 4 (From 1,143 Ratings)

Description

"The Story of the Three Bears" (often known today as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears") is a children's story first recorded in narrative form by English author and poet Robert Southey and first published in a volume of his writings in 1837. The same year, writer George Nicol published a version in rhyme based upon Southey's prose tale, with Southey approving the attempt to bring the story more exposure.

The story makes extensive use of the literary rule of three, featuring three chairs, three bowls of porridge, three beds, and the three title characters who live in the house. There are also three sequences of the bears discovering in turn that someone has been eating from their porridge, sitting in their chairs, and finally, lying in their beds, at which point is the climax of Goldilocks being discovered. This follows three earlier sequences of Goldilocks trying the bowls of porridge, chairs, and beds successively, each time finding the third "just right".

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Reviews

  • Waste of money

    1
    By Reremccol
    Offers nothing special for the purchase price.
  • True to form

    4
    By RAS Trent
    My daughter Loly...pop... Enjoyed the illustrations and the story was nicely worded. It's a nice bedtime read.
  • Good for First Grade reading!

    4
    By CRSchultz
    Goldilocks ran in the three bears house and didn’t know anything about the house.And went in with out permission and also did something that was bad. I think in the next book she will run in Baby Bear’s grandparent’s house. what like about this story is when Goldilocks wakes up and ran out of the house. And in this one she is on the naughty list. When I grow up I want to write a story. Thank you for reading.
  • Needs work

    3
    By Meggro14
    Nice illustrations. Narrative too short and choppy.
  • Should Be $1

    3
    By SteveRVC
    Good but short.
  • Great Classic

    4
    By Schewy22
    My boys love this story, and the illustrations are great.
  • The three little bears

    4
    By Oreo2005
    Classic story
  • Nice

    4
    By Toeknee11
    This is a nice book
  • R

    5
    By Stacy Webb
    Thank you, I love this book! So so better, I want to sell all of my books for just this book. -Brianna 6 years old
  • I like it

    5
    By ABM200
    I like to read this book

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