The Children's Classics: The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by 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
Score: 4
From 81 Ratings
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"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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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    By Wholigan2
    This book made me feel SCARED! It's. fun to read! This is a fun book how did this book get SO GOOD!!!?
  • Good story

    By Mgniffs
    All the pictures don't line up but this is just what I need to help me with a project, thank you
  • Goldilocks and the three bears

    By lanz_17
    Good for bedtime stories
  • The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    By Franjapan
    Nice story, great illustrations,too short!