An unexceptional retelling of a tale about Illanti, who rescues his kidnapped twin, Tantay, from ""Thunder, King of the...

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THE THUNDER KING: A Peruvian Folk Tale

An unexceptional retelling of a tale about Illanti, who rescues his kidnapped twin, Tantay, from ""Thunder, King of the Skies""; a llama and a condor help him on his journey to Thunder's mountain castle, where Tantay is imprisoned. Loverseed incorporates many Peruvian references in her basically realistic watercolor illustrations and decorative borders; unfortunately, the overall effect is overbusy and sometimes confusing, though the Thunder King is dramatically conceived and the stylized condor is quite handsome. No sources are given--is this, like the illustrative style, an ad hoc blend? Adequate, but marred by lack of care in the presentation.

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1991

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Bedrick

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1991