SINBAD THE SAILOR by Marcia Williams

SINBAD THE SAILOR

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Age Range: 6 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The comic-strip format that Williams has used for her renditions of Don Quixote (1993) and of the Greek myths and the biblical story of Joseph is particularly well suited to this old favorite with its highly visual adventures and miracles and stories-within-the-story narrative. The funny ballooned comments of the various characters add a compelling contemporary sensibility to the adventures, not only preserving the tale's cheeky humor but enhancing it. Watercolor and ink arabesques and mosaics decorate panels, borders, and interiors; again, the ornate, formal details are never static, but enliven an already rollicking narative. Grand. Maps. Attribution to the Arabian Nights appears only on the jacket. (Picture book. 6-9)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 1-56402-310-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1994




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