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ISBN13: 9780763620783
ISBN10: 0763620785
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From the creators of THE NIGHTINGALE, an exquisite edition of another Hans Christian Andersen classic tale of dark adventure

"Left, right! Left, right!" A soldier is marching home from war when he meets a witch who says, "What a fine sword you have, and what a big knapsack! Now Ill show you how to get as much money as you want." Fortune is fleeting for the soldier until he learns the secret of the witchs tinderbox and her three eerie dogs, each with eyes bigger than the last. With each strike of the flint, a dog materializes to grant him his wish, and the soldier doesnt hesitate to take advantage of this gift — at a high cost to the kingdom. Spun with wit and clarity, Stephen Mitchells wonderfully fresh retelling is paired with Bagram Ibatoullines richly detailed illustrations, creating a stunning collectible edition.

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Spun with wit and clarity, Mitchell's retelling of Andersen's classic tale of a brave soldier who finds love and fortune in a magic tinderbox, set in the post-Civil War South, is paired with Ibatoulline's richly detailed illustrations, creating a stunning collectible edition.

Synopsis:

A retelling of Andersen's classic tale of a brave soldier who finds love and fortune in a magic tinderbox, set in the post-Civil War South.

About the Author

Stephen Mitchell is a renowned writer and translator whose books for young readers include THE WISHING BONE AND OTHER POEMS and THE NIGHTINGALE. His books for adults include the bestselling TAO TE CHING, as well as GILGAMESH, THE BOOK OF JOB, MEETINGS WITH THE ARCHANGEL, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, and THE ENLIGHTENED HEART: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SACRED POETRY.

Bagram Ibatoulline is the illustrator of THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE by Kate DiCamillo, THE SERPENT CAME TO GLOUCESTER by M. T. Anderson, HANA IN THE TIME OF THE TULIPS by Deborah Noyes, Stephen Mitchells THE NIGHTINGALE, and CROSSING by Philip Booth. Born in Russia, Bagram Ibatoulline lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.

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Gold Gato, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
A children's story from Hans Christian Andersen matched with exquisite illustrations from Bagram Ibatoulline equals a bedtime marvel for child and adult alike. The artwork is simply fantastic and it is worth it just to get this book to look at the finely detailed illustrations. The layout is very clean, which makes it easy viewing for every reader.

I collect children's books that have excellent art, but the storytelling is just as good, keeping it simple and short for the youngster. This is a volume for wet and cold and wintry nights, when magic might be swirling outside the windows.


Book Season = Winter
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763620783
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
General
Retold by:
Mitchell, Stephen
Retold:
Mitchell, Stephen
Illustrator:
Ibatoulline, Bagram
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen
Author:
Ibatoulline, Bagram
Author:
Andersen, Hans Christian
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.58x9.80x.42 in. 1.17 lbs.
Age Level:
04-14

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Product details 48 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763620783 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Spun with wit and clarity, Mitchell's retelling of Andersen's classic tale of a brave soldier who finds love and fortune in a magic tinderbox, set in the post-Civil War South, is paired with Ibatoulline's richly detailed illustrations, creating a stunning collectible edition.
"Synopsis" by , A retelling of Andersen's classic tale of a brave soldier who finds love and fortune in a magic tinderbox, set in the post-Civil War South.
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