THE FOUR GALLANT SISTERS by Eric A.--Adapt. Kimmel

THE FOUR GALLANT SISTERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Freely adapting and combining two of the Grimms' tales (unidentified, but ""The Four Accomplished Brothers"" has a similar scenario) in a long new story sparkling with incident, Kimmel creates a lively saga of four self-reliant sisters who disguise themselves as men and earn skills that are then used to rescue the king's fiancÉe from a dragon. In some delightful byplay, the old queen tries to prove by the heroes' inherent generosity and tidiness that they are women, but it's the rescued princess who clinches it: ""Who but women would undertake such trials without demanding a reward?"" Yuditskaya, a recent Russian emigrÉ, depicts this good-humored update in an opulent Renaissance setting with glowing theatrical backgrounds and figures detailed in vigorously telling line.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt