The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend

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9780689807596: The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend

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Sadko the musician loved his city of Novgorod, the richest and most free in all Russia. With its great feasts, its white stone churches, its merchant visitors from many lands, Sadko felt there was no better place to be. Yet he was lonely too, for the rich young ladies who danced to his music would never favor anyone so poor.

One night he takes his twelve-string gusli and goes alone to play by the River Volkhov. Suddenly from the water rises the Sea King, who invites the astonished musician to play at his underwater palace. But how will Sadko get there? And how will he get back? And will he want to return at all, when he meets the Sea King's lovely daughter?

One of the most popular legends of Russia, Sadko's story is found in medieval epic ballads, as well as in a popular opera by Rimsky-Korsakov. It is retold here in elegant prose, complemented by the entrancing illustrations of a modern Russian master.

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Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of "The Baker's Dozen," "The Sea King's Daughter," "The Monkey King," and many more children's books. His stories have appeared often in Cricket magazine, while his Web site is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and reader's theater. Once a professional storyteller, Aaron specializes in lively retellings of folktales and other traditional literature, which have won him honors from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society.

Gennady Spirin, with a style he describes as "fairy-tale realism," is one of the world’s most esteemed children’s illustrators. His honors include five gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, the Golden Apple from the Bratislava International Biennial, First Prize at the Bologna and Barcelona international book fairs, and four appearances on the New York Times list of Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Born and trained in Russia before moving to the United States, Gennady already knew well the legend of Sadko and welcomed the chance to contribute his sumptuous art to this retelling.

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HONORS
1997 New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year
1998 American Library Association Notable Children's Books
1998 NCSS/CBC Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
1997 Aesop Accolade, American Folklore Society
1998 Honor Title, Storytelling World Awards
1997 Cincinnati Enquirer Best Illustrated Children's Books
American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
Starred review, Publishers Weekly
Featured on CBS This Morning

"Emotionally authentic prose and jewel-like illustrations make this an exquisite volume. . . . [A] mood of eloquent enchantment." -- Publishers Weekly, Aug. 25, 1997, starred review

"The telling is descriptive yet very accessible. . . . The pictures are gorgeous and resplendent with extraordinary details." -- Stephanie Zvirin, American Library Association Booklist, Nov. 15, 1997

"Aaron Shepard proves once again that he is one of the finest authors working in the field of folktales today. Meticulous research and a respect for the story, as well as those who have told it, characterize all of Aaron's works. Set off by illustrations that are as wondrous and detailed as the story, this is a book that begs to be read aloud." -- Kip Nead, Growing Up, Nov. 1997

"Involving. . . . Stunning." -- Susie Wilde, WUNC-FM

"Lush language and Gennady Spirin's intricate watercolors make The Sea King's Daughter a feast for ear and eye." -- Mary Quattlebaum, Washington Parent, May 1998

"Shepard masterfully brings this story to a new audience." -- Janet Marnatti, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 15, 1998

Biographie de l'auteur :

Aaron Shephard, a former professional muscian, is the author of numerous retellings of traditional literature. He lives in California.

Gennady Spirin is an internationally renowned illustrator, known for his beautiful pictures exquisitely rendered in pencil and watercolour. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three sons.

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