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King of the Golden River (Classic Reprint) Paperback – July 6, 2012
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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 the Hardcover edition.
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The three brothers owned and lived in Treasure Valley, a very fertile land where they farmed and farmed well thus becoming very rich. One evening, when his two brothers had gone out, Gluck mused about how they never invited anyone to dinner. In fact they had told Gluck to not let anyone in and he knew he would be in trouble if he did so. Just then he heard a knock on the door. Who was there? An extraordinary little man! Upon inviting him in, it was not long before Gluck's brothers came home. They were not happy to see the man and refused to feed him even though he asked. The gentleman promised to return? Who was he? What "mischief" did he impose upon the brothers?
In ruin, the brothers turned to a new business. Would they learn their lesson this time? Alas no but you'll have to read the story to find out what happened to them and how life turned out for Gluck.
This is a relatively short book (5 chapters) but one our kids loved. They were eager to keep reading to see how it ended. Some great lessons to be learned here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!