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Title:
Prince Ivan and the Firebird
Author:
Gilchrist, Cherry.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Barefoot Books ; New York : Distributed in the United States by Random House, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
When the youngest son of a king sets out to find the firebird which has been stealing golden apples from his father's tree, he meets a gray wolf who helps him with his quest.
Language:
English
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Added Uniform Title:
Zhar-ptit͡sa. English.
ISBN:
9781569579206
Format :
Book

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When the youngest son of a king sets out to find the firebird which has been stealing golden apples from his father's tree, he meets a gray wolf who helps him with his quest.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Artwork as vivid and ornate as a Faberge egg, combined with a smooth-as-silk text, keep this from becoming just another retelling of a classic tale. Gilchrist draws on 19th-century Russian writer Afanasiev's version for her elegant rendition, maintaining his dark undertones in this story of sibling treachery and mystical adventure. Artist Troshkov accentuates these themes, using a midnight-hued canvas for his distinctly Russian, intensely colored illustrations. In the end, of course, all is well: Prince Ivan is brought back to life after his jealous brothers murder him; he wins the hand of the beauteous Princess Helen the Fair; he regains the Horse with the Golden Mane; and he lives happily ever after to boot. Though lengthy, Gilchrist's version is fluid and compelling. Ages 10-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved