Morrow Junior Books, 1997 - 48 pagine
Betrayed by his own father, the infant son of a lowly miller narrowly escapes death and is lovingly adopted by a faithful she-bear. Raised on her nourishing milk, the boy becomes the strongest man in the land - and the only one brave enough to battle the kingdom's bloodthirsty three-headed dragon. Yet it is wit, not just courage and might, that the hero must employ to win his true desire; the delicate hand of a princess already betrothed to another. Nothing could be more delicious than the marvelous quest that ensues - a tale of romantic valor, stolen glory, and sweet justice. Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman has created a pictorial drama that is alive with good humor and splendid characters as forever memorable as Howard Pyle's timeless story. Here is a winning revival from the classic book The Wonder Clock that will surely be savored again and again.
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Had he never heard of the great fiery dragon with three heads that had
threatened to lay waste all of that land unless the pretty princess were given up to
him ? This was the very day that the dragon was to come for her , and she was to
be sent ...
Down she went into the kitchen herself to see that the very best bread and meat
were sent , and the swineherd marched off with a great basketful . BRA “ Yes , ”
says Bearskin , “ that. But how the princess opened her eyes when she saw ...
The huntsman sent off to kill the young babe and bring back its heart as proof of
the deed is reminiscent of “ Snow White , ” while putting the infant in a basket
made of reeds and setting it adrift on the river echoes the tale of the baby Moses '
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Howard Pyle's original tale combining several classical tropes is interesting enough, if one can enter into the mindset that this world is magic and not everything has to actually make sense. But Oh ... Leggi recensione completa
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - t1bclasslibrary - LibraryThing
This fairy tale written in 1887 by Howard Pyle combines a few elements of other tales, but puts them together with many new elements that create a classic tale with classic motifs. The protagonist is ... Leggi recensione completa