by Tony DiTerlizzi, Mary Howitt
"Will you walk into my parlor,' said the Spider to the Fly..." is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But do you have any idea how the age-old tale of the Spider and the Fly ends? Join celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi as he — drawing inspiration from one of his loves, the classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s — shines a cinematic spotlight on Mary Howitt's warning, written to her own children about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions. An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.
The Spider and the Fly
Mary Howitt was born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1799. With her husband, William Howitt, she wrote more than 180 books, including the poem The Spider and the Fly: An Apologue: A New Version of an Old Story, which first appeared in The New Year’s Gift. Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Edition description: Repackage Pages: 40
Age range: 6 - 9 Years
- Spiders -Flies - Children's poetry