WILLIAM TELL by Leonard Everett Fisher


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The cool gaze of a boy on this book's jacket startles; he has an apple on his head and is posed against a thick tree trunk. From the first, Fisher (Gandhi, 1995, etc.) pulls readers into the legend of William Tell, the man who aimed an arrow at that apple (and his son) rather than kneel before the hat of an Austrian tyrant. Exquisite paintings of a mountain village, a close shot of the arrow in flight, the apple cut cleanly in half: If the story weren't already legendary, Fisher's work would make it so.

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1996
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: "Farrar, Straus & Giroux"