THE FOUR GALLANT SISTERS by Eric A. Kimmel

THE FOUR GALLANT SISTERS

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Age Range: 5 - 10
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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 fiancÇe 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 emigrÇ, depicts this good-humored update in an opulent Renaissance setting with glowing theatrical backgrounds and figures detailed in vigorously telling line. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8050-1901-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1992




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