THE THUNDER KING by Amanda Loverseed


A Peruvian Folk Tale
Age Range: 4 - 8
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 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. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-87226-450-5
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1991