PRINCES GIFT

Author:   John Yeoman ,  Quentin Blake ,  John Yeoman
Publisher:   Pavilion Books
Edition:   illustrated edition
ISBN:  

9781857938791


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   27 November 1997
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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PRINCES GIFT


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These places, characters and stories are as varied as the countries they come from, but running through each is an irresistible thread of magic - enchanted creature s, flying carpets, magic spells, visions and transformations . '

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Author:   John Yeoman ,  Quentin Blake ,  John Yeoman
Publisher:   Pavilion Books
Imprint:   Chrysalis Children's Books
Edition:   illustrated edition
Dimensions:   Width: 20.00cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 25.00cm
Weight:   0.001kg
ISBN:  

9781857938791


ISBN 10:   1857938798
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   27 November 1997
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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Nine tales from as many countries, tenuously linked by the presence of magical items or transformations, and illustrated with Blake's characteristically energetic ink and wash sketches. Aside from a version of the title story which appeared in picture-book form as The Three Princes (1994) by Eric Kimmel, the stories will be new to young readers. They feature an appetizing array of monsters, mysterious strangers, and beautiful maidens, but often less than heroic male leads - e.g., the collection opens with a king who sets his queen adrift on a river for being argumentative, and closes with a tale from Iraq in which an old man abandons his termagant first wife, then later uses the threat of her presence to frighten away an angry Jinni. Blake reinforces the light, sometimes wicked humor here, but Yeoman's unsourced, generic retellings seldom show the range of mood or the command of language displayed in Geraldine McCaughrean's metal collections (The Bronze Couldron, p. 661, etc.) (Kirkus Reviews)


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John Yeoman is the author of The Bear's Winter House, The Fabulous Foskette Family Circus, and The Wild Washerwomen. Quentin Blake is an illustrator best known for his work with books written by Roald Dahl.

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