THE PRINCE IN THE GOLDEN TOWER by Florence Karpin

THE PRINCE IN THE GOLDEN TOWER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In an earnest, gracefully told original fable, Prince Sanjay escapes from the tower where he has been imprisoned by his own father and rides a mysterious white tiger to a desert--where he is moved to compassion by the plight of starving, impoverished people. His father has failed to honor a promise to the god of creation and destruction--to give his wealth to the poor in return for a son; when he fails again after his son's return, the god destroys him and his palace in a river of gold. Sanjay, succeeding him, rules with justice and charity. The striking full-color art places the story in the East, perhaps India, its drama focused more on the opulent court than on the plight of the poor. Interesting, but not essential.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking