Shrunken Treasures

By Scott Nash
Illustrated by Scott Nash

Nine weighty literary classics are transformed into delectable morsels with Scott Nash’s playful versification and whimsical illustration.

Can’t stomach all of Frankenstein? Lacking the strength to read The Odyssey? Don’t have 1,001 nights to get through Scheherazade’s ordeal? Never fear, Shrunken Treasures are here! Nine of the world’s best-known stories and books have been reduced, like slowly simmered cherries, to tart and tasty mouthfuls. Lighthearted verse turns Moby-Dick into a simple nursery song. Outrageous color makes even gloomy Hamlet seem like fun. Riotous images transform Jane Eyre’s ordeal into a whirlwind adventure. The Metamorphosis, Remembrance of Things Past, Don Quixote, and others have all been delivered from dense duty to delightful ditty in Scott Nash’s collection of hallowed classics, featuring notes about the original texts at the end.

  • For fans of the Gibbs-Smith BabyLit board books and other send-ups of grown-up stories, aimed at the progeny of bibliophiles.
  • Even tragedies get a light touch in these child-sized retellings of literary classics. Ahab's odyssey of hubris and revenge becomes a walk in the park when told to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb!"
  • The classic nursery anthology approach to the design combined with Scott Nash's digitally-created artwork shout, "hipster baby must-have."

About the author

Scott Nash is the creator of the illuminated middle-grade novel The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate and the early reader Tuff Fluff: The Case of Duckie's Missing Brain. He is also the illustrator of Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields and many other children’s books. He lives on Peaks Island off the coast of Portland, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763669720
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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