Synopses & Reviews
In the grand tradition of fairy tales, clever and beautiful Katarina must solve the kings riddle in order to become queen, or risk her dear father going to prison. She must get to the castle — not clothed, yet not naked; not riding, yet not walking; not on the road, yet not off the road. Will kindhearted Katarina be able to solve the riddle and save her father from his fate?
Renowned storyteller Ken Setterington has borrowed from European folk traditions to tell an enchanting story of a young girl — intelligent, observant, and pure of heart — whose sensitivity and acumen saves the day.
Nelly and Ernst Hofers delicate cut-paper art of scherenschnitt makes this storybook an exquisite addition to any collection.
Retells the traditional tale of Clever Katarina, who needs all of her wits to solve the king's riddle so she can marry him and free her father from prison.
About the Author
is an international authority on childrens books. He was named the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services by the Toronto Public Library and won a prestigious Toronto Arts Award for Writing and Publishing for his work with childrens literature. Most recently, he co-wrote A Guide to Canadian Childrens Books
. He has published two books for children with Tundra: The Snow Queen
and Wild Swans
, both of which were also illustrated by the Hofers.
Nelly and Ernst Hofer learned the folk art of scherenschnitt in their native Switzerland. Their first book was the award-winning Silent Night: The Song From Heaven by Linda Granfield. Nelly and Ernst Hofer live on a farm in Perth County, Ontario.