The Flying Bed

The Flying Bed Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard weaves a tale of magic in a lavishly illustrated picture book about a poor baker and his wife whose luck changes when they receive an enchanted flying bed Newbery Medali

  • Title: The Flying Bed
  • Author: Nancy Willard John Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780590256100
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard weaves a tale of magic in a lavishly illustrated picture book about a poor baker and his wife whose luck changes when they receive an enchanted flying bed.Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard spins an original fairy tale about a poor baker who finds a beautiful bed for his wife in a strange new shop for free Perhaps his bad luck has turned But tNewbery Medalist Nancy Willard weaves a tale of magic in a lavishly illustrated picture book about a poor baker and his wife whose luck changes when they receive an enchanted flying bed.Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard spins an original fairy tale about a poor baker who finds a beautiful bed for his wife in a strange new shop for free Perhaps his bad luck has turned But there are wonders in store, for the bed has magical powers That night, the couple flies across the heavens to meet a master baker who gives them some magic yeast that will make them the best and richest bakery in town But the yeast comes with a promise that will test the baker s integrity, and will eventually teach the baker and his wife about the true riches of love and loyalty.

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      Published :2019-06-05T14:29:27+00:00

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    1. NANCY WILLARD is an award winning children s author, poet, and essayist who received the Newbery Medal in 1982 for A Visit to William Blake s Inn She has written dozens of volumes of children s fiction and poetry, including The Flying Bed, Sweep Dreams, and Cinderella s Dress She is also the author of two novels for adults, Things Invisible to See and Sister Water, and twelve books of poetry, including Swimming Lessons New and Selected Poems She lives with her husband, photographer Eric Lindbloom, and teaches at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

    2. Guido has inherited the family business, a bakery in Florence, which he runs with his wife. Unlike his father, who took pride in giving customers his best, Guido scrimps on ingredients and mixes day-old cookies with fresh ones rather than cut their price. Soon poverty dogs the young couple, until Guido brings home an ornately carved bed. To their amazement, the bed flies, transporting them to a master baker, who gives them a little bag of special yeast. The bakery flourishes until Guido sells so [...]

    3. I was very disappointed in this book. I picked it up as an example of picture books for slightly more advanced readers as I would like to venture into this genre.My boyfriend and I read this together. We are both college-educated (him in early education, me in English literature and writing) and enjoyed the idea of a flying bed. Very imaginative. And then, the last two pages happened and we lost the story completely. I reread the last two pages, certain I'd missed something. Now, maybe I don't h [...]

    4. Guido is a poor baker in Florence. His father, a wildly successful baker, passed the shop down to Guido; but Guido cannot bake like his father. Things get worse every day and Guido cannot even afford to buy a winter coat. He slowly sells off funiture, including the bed. His wife, Maria, has had enough. She works hard all day long and must have a bed. She insists that Guido replace the bed. Guido cannot believe his luck when he discovers a bed shop with the most beautiful bed ever--and the shopke [...]

    5. An odd little book which has more text than the average picture book. It tells the story of a baker and his wife who live in Florence, Italy. The baker has inherited the shop from his father who was an excellent baker, the son does not have the same talent. The couple purchases a magic bed which takes them to a strange place. There, they are given magic yeast. The yeast raises the son’s skills to the level of his father’s baking skills, but he sells the magic yeast and his shop is once again [...]

    6. Confusing story. Seemed to be missing text. As I would turn from one page to another I would double-check to see if perhaps two pages had stuck together and I had missed something, but not the case.Just did a bread unit with my kindergarteners and thought this story might be a nice close but I won'r use it, even though the illustrations are quite nice (though did not knock my socks off) and very much like the idea of magic yeast.

    7. Love the photo-like illustrations-they create a very realistic feel. I can really see why Thompson won the Hamilton King Award for Best Illustration of the Year for one of them. If you have younger ones do keep in mind that this story has a lot of text (a lot) and may not hold their attention for the duration of the story. The photos are stunning though.

    8. Florence inherits his family's bakery, but not the talent. He gets an enchanted bed which flies him around to other famous bakeries. When he gets some magical yeast and his bakery starts to become successful, he gets greedy and wants more than he should have. This is a great book to show how greed can turn into a bad situation.-Good read for students 3rd to 5th grade.

    9. The only thing decent about this book were the illustrations. I don't understand how this book is award winning. The story doesn't engage. In fact, it is downright, unengaging, drawn out and boring.

    10. Picture Book. A good story about a baker who needs help in his endeavors and a flying bed that has the answer. The pictures are really good.

    11. Picture book. A poor baker's business suffers until he takes a trip on a magical bed. Though he betrays his secret, his wife's trust of the bed saves their shop.

    12. I like this book for a library addition. I have yet to think of possibles was to utilize in lessons beyond LA. I recommend this book for 3rd-5th grades.

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