THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Hans Christian Andersen

THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE

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Age Range: 9 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Elaborate, richly detailed illustrations give this “Nightingale” a stately air; the Emperor’s porcelain palace is thick with ornaments and architectural frills, his gardens with solid masses of exotic flora, and most scenes are viewed through a bluish light that gives them a “willow plate” look. Other than dropping most of Andersen’s coy asides, Waters leaves the text more or less intact. It’s not the first picture book rendition of the tale—by a long shot—but it is one of the most handsome and readable ones. (Picture book. 9-12)

Pub Date: Nov. 15th, 2000
ISBN: 0-7475-3559-0
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK/Trafalgar
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2000




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