PRINCES GIFT

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

9781862052956


Pages:   92
Publication Date:   16 September 1999
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   Out of stock   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 creatures, flying carpets, magic spells, visions and transformations.'

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Author:   John Yeoman ,  Quentin Blake
Publisher:   Pavilion Books
Imprint:   Chrysalis Children's Books
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 19.00cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 23.80cm
Weight:   0.293kg
ISBN:  

9781862052956


ISBN 10:   1862052956
Pages:   92
Publication Date:   16 September 1999
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

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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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