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Riassunto: Jealous of his neighbor's happiness and prosperity, lazy potter Narathu plots to destroy Aung Kyaing, an industrious and clever washerman, but the wise washerman turns the tables on the treacherous Narathu.
From Publishers Weekly:
In her first children's book, Froese retells a diverting folktale in lively, forthright prose. Aung Kyaing, a washerman, is so gifted at his work that "everyone believed that he worked magic in his worktub." Jealous of his hardworking neighbor's stature, a potter devises a nasty plot. Appealing to the king's vanity, he suggests that the ruler lacks one luxury: " 'Well, Exalted One,' hesitated Narathu, feigning meekness. 'If I might beg your pardon, it's your elephant.' " Like all the legendary kings, the potter announces, this king deserves to ride a white elephant rather than his dingy gray one. And who is better qualified to turn the beast sparkling white than the diligent washerman, certain to be banished forever when he fails at this impossible task? Following the narrative to its satisfying close, readers also get a taste of Burmese names and works, for which phonetic pronunciations are supplied parenthetically. Kui, also a first-time artist, contributes lavish, full-spread watercolor and gouache paintings, setting them into motion with swirling floral and geometric patterns. Black-and-white Burmese motifs box the text. Distinctive and imaginative, the art wraps the story in an extravagant garment of almost-psychedelic pastel colors. Ages 4-7.
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Titolo: The Wise Washerman: A Folktale from Burma
Casa editrice: Disney Pr (Lib)
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hyperion Books for Children. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria G0786822325I3N00
Descrizione libro Disney Pr (Lib). Library Binding. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2755845742
Descrizione libro Disney Pr (Lib). Library Binding. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2772769039
Descrizione libro Disney Pr (Lib), 1996. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0786822325
Descrizione libro Disney Pr (Lib). Library Binding. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2783471142
Descrizione libro Hyperion Books, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Kui, Wang (illustratore). When the king asks him to wash a gray elephant white, a clever washerman outwits his jealous neighbor and proves the value of hard work and intelligence. unpaginated Size: 10 1/4 x 8 3/4 ". Codice libro della libreria 16347
Descrizione libro Disney Pr (Lib) 1996-09-01, 1996. LIBRARY BINDING. Condizione libro: Good. 0786822325 Some wear, but still a good reading copy. A portion of your purchase of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Codice libro della libreria Z0786822325Z3
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807868223244.0
Descrizione libro Hyperion Books for Children., New York, N.Y., 1996. Hardcover. Kui, Wang (illustratore). First Edition. A retelling of a traditional Burmese folktale. A clever washerman outwits his jealous neighbor and proves the value of hard work and intelligence. Brightly illustrated in full color. Very fine in very fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy. Codice libro della libreria 14760
Descrizione libro Disney Pr (Lib), 1996. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first printing. DJ with very light wear. Boards and spine tight. Nice copy, with little to no wear. No apparent marks throughout this book. Tracking available on most domestic orders. Codice libro della libreria mon0000299976