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Product Details

  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (March 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1278106111
  • ISBN-13: 978-1278106113
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Gr. 3-5. Exquisite drawings by Bulgarian artist Ghiuselev illustrate this new edition of Ruskin's classic fairy tale. Hans lives with his two greedy brothers, who exploit the land and people of Treasure Valley for their own gain. Through his kindness and courage, Hans gains the favor of the magical King of the Golden River. In a series of fine, softly shaded drawings, some warmed with subtle touches of color, Ghiuselev captures the tone as well as the sense of the story. The volume closes with a page devoted to Ruskin. A well-designed and very handsome edition of the timeless tale. Carolyn Phelan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

James Still s award-winning plays have been produced at theaters throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. He is the recipient of the New Voices in American Theatre award from the William Inge Festival, The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award for Distinguished Body of Work, and two-time recipient of TGC/Pew Charitable Trust National Theatre Artist Grant with the Indian Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis where he is the Playwright-in-Residence. Mr. Still grew up on a tiny town in Kansas and now lives in Santa Monica, CA where he also writes for television and film. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I highly recommend this great classic fairy tale.
R.C. White
Bought this through the Baldwin project as a kindle book for my daughter who is currently reading it and seems to be enjoying it.
Delpy Maryline
It's definitely one that should be read by the young, and the young-at-heart!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By N. C. Derham on March 23, 2001
Format: Paperback
I must have read this book when I was 7 or 8. When my familiy moved, I searched in vain for the book to re-read, but it must have been lost in the move. I discovered it on a friend's shelf a few weeks ago, and re-read it. What joy! I always thought of this as the story where a bad guy steals Holy Water, but it is much more than this. The young hero has two dreadful brothers. He takes their abuse, and repays them with kindness, rescuing them from their own greed. Ruskin's descriptions of the country side are dramatic and vivid. One warning: Some might be disturbed by the references to the brothers' drunken behavior.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 31, 1998
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Gluck is cast as the "poor younger child" of two abusive older brothers. They are all presented with a quest to find the source of the local river, and though the two older brothers fail, the younger brother suceeds because he is pure of heart. It's very classic, metaphorical and I highly recommend it, as it was a fave of mine as a child. I was glad to see it's still in print. Austrian.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Haught on October 26, 2006
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THIS STORY WAS ABOUT THREE BROTHERS WHO TWO OF THEM WERE VERY SELFISH AND ONLY THOUGHT OF THEMSELVES WHERE THE OTHER ONE WAS KIND AND THOUGHT OF OTHER HUMAN BEINGS. THE LESSON IN THE STORY IS THAT IF YOU THINK OF OTHERS OTHER THAN YOURSELF, YOU MAY BE REWARDED IN THE LONG RUN. I PERSONLAY ENJOYED READING THIS STORY TO MY LITTLE BOY WHO IS FIVE.I THINK ANY PARENT OR GRANDPARENT SHOULD READ THIS STROY TO A SMALL CHILD. THERE IS A IMPORTANT LESSON TO BE LEARNED IN THIS BOOK. I WOULD READ IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.......
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I highly recommend this great classic fairy tale. I read it when I was a kid and I was delighted to find it as a Kindle book. Happy reading!
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I have read this from time to time, from childhood to adulthood. It has never failed to delight and thrill. What is charming for a child is equally wonderful to an adult, provided he has kept the fires of childhood still burning in his aging heart. I have narrated this story to my grand children. They have been inspired by the noble example of Gluck, so beautifully embedded in the story. I am sure this tale will never fail to resonate in the hearts of kindred souls.
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By Delpy Maryline on March 23, 2014
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Bought this through the Baldwin project as a kindle book for my daughter who is currently reading it and seems to be enjoying it.
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By Ace on January 27, 2014
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This has got to be one of my favorite Victorian works meant for children. Imaginative and well-written, it will be one I read to my children.
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By Kent on January 7, 2014
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I now carry this story on my tablet so it will ALWAYS be with me. I read it to young people at every opportunity, and use the principle as a guiding star in my own life. Everyone should have this opportunity to see goodness personified.
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