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Such a Prince Hardcover – October 15, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books; 1St Edition edition (October 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618714685
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618714681
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.9 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,558,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Bar-el adds plenty of shtick to his retelling of ... 'Three Perfect Peaches'.... A very funny rendition." Kirkus Reviews

A fun purchase for libraries in which funny fairy tales are popular.
School Library Journal

A harebrained joke but a good one.
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

JOHN MANDERS has illustrated more than a dozen award-winning books for children, including Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit his website at www.johnmanders.com.

More About the Author

Dan Bar-el is an award-winning children's author, a storyteller and educator who lives in Vancouver, Canada. His books for young readers are downright funny; sometimes satirical, sometimes absurd and always enjoyable for adults too. Look for a more lyrical and dreamy reading experience in his new picture books "Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been?" and "Dream Boats".

When not at home writing, Dan merrily travels around the country visiting schools and libraries. Learn dubious facts about him on the web at www.danbar-el.com or follow him on Facebook at: Dan Bar-el - Children's Book Author.

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This reviewer was smiling from the first page to the last of this fractured fairy tale, Jewish style. Libby Gaborchick, fairy extraordinaire, tells the story of how she cured the beautiful and exuberant Princess Vera of her sickness (lack of love). What was the prescription? Three perfect peaches, of course! The time-honored story of three sons who try to woo the princess is flavored with Jewish "ta'am" The two older sons, Sheldon and Harvey, are rude, muscle-bound brutes, but the youngest, skinny Marvin, is the hero of this tale. How do we know he's the hero? Simple. He promises his mother he'll bring her to live in the palace. As Libby says, "Such a son. Couldn't you just kiss him?" After Marvin passes three tests (involving 100 rabbits), the story ends happily. The zany, comic-strip-like illustrations in gouache and colored pencil fairly leap off the page. They're filled with energy, changing perspectives, and humor--a perfect collaboration of word and art. Is this a Jewish book? On the surface, it is not; however, the inflections and cadence of the language immediately evoke a Jewish tone and attitude: "Vera is healthy, and the king and queen have less stress." Dan Bar-el's storytelling will appeal to young and old alike. Such a writer! Ages 5-Adult. Anne Dublin
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