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Kindergarten-Grade 4 Familiar folktale elements combine in an unfamiliar tale of Latvian origin. A farm couple yearns for a child; they are rewarded by the Forest Mother with an infant in a basket who is "covered with prickles, like a hedgehog." Years later, when the king is lost in the woods, the hedgehog boy trades directions home for his daughter's hand in marriage. On their wedding night, the princess burns the hedgehog coat. Her husband becomes sick and almost dies, but with the princess' loving care he heals and becomes a handsome normal man. The character of the bumbling, inept king particularly comes to life, and the entire story is deftly, clearly told with humorous, flowing prose. It may be too long for a read-aloud, however. Plume incorporates traditional Latvian colors and design in her illustrations, which are aglow with yellows, reds, blues and greens. Bordered full-page, lavish artwork alternates with smaller rectangular and circular illustrations. The overall design of the book is pleasing although there are a few questionable blank spaces. A quibble: though the story may be true to Langton's sources, the transformation from hedgehog boy to real boy is confusing. Children may want to know what exactly takes place. Does he take his coat off every night? Is there some kind of enchantment at work here? Is it love that saves him? Is it fair that the princess is essentially rewarded for her impulsive act of burning the coat? In spite of this lack of clarity, the book is still a charming and welcome addition to folktale collections. The score to a Latvian song, a daina, is included. Leda Schubert, formerly at Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, Vt.
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Titolo: The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Folktale
Casa editrice: Harpercollins
Data di pubblicazione: 1985
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good Dust Jacket. Ilse Plume (illustratore). First Ed 1st Printing. 40 pages Nice condition except for library marks. No wear. 4to - over 9¾" - 12". Ex-Library with Usual Markings. Codice libro della libreria 0253655
Descrizione libro Harpercollins. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0060236973I5N10
Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1985. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP67882946
Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1985. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0060236973
Descrizione libro Harper & Row/ Harpercrest, NY, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: NEAR FINE. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine DJ. Plume, Ilse (illustratore). 1st Ed, 1st Prt. A princess is forced to marry a prickly hedgehog boy & is astounded when remorse over a thoughtless act of hers transforms him into a handsome young man. Terrific retelling of a Latvian folktale illuminated by illustrations that capture the magic of a time long ago. Langton, a Newbery author is best known for her "Diamond In The Window" fantasy series. Library binding (not x-lib)- DJ is price-clipped. Stated 1st prt with "1" in # line. Slight "bubbling" to red cloth cover, otherwise fine. Scarce in this condition. Codice libro della libreria 009686
Descrizione libro Harpercollins. LIBRARY BINDING. Condizione libro: Fine. 0060236973 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN7.0948136
Descrizione libro Harpercollins. LIBRARY BINDING. Condizione libro: New. 0060236973 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.0948136
Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1985. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0060236973