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Having discovered the king's horns while cutting his hair, a young barber is sworn to secrecy or he will lose his life
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Grade 1-4 A good, fast-paced retelling of a folktale from the Russian district of Geor gia in which a king who has a set of ram's horns on his head wishes to keep the con dition a dim dark secret from everyone. His even bigger problem is to find a barber who can keep his secret. He thinks he has found such a closed-mouth barber, but somehow the secret gets out and the bar ber saves his head by some quick think ing. The ink and watercolor illustrations are mainly in earthtones and are reminis cent of Uri Shulevitz' illustrations for Ar thur Ransome's The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (Farrar, 1968) in their peasant qualities. Children will enjoy this one for its turn of plot and the illustra tions. Students of folktales will enjoy it as it highlights an area of the world whose folktales usually receive little retelling. Kay McPherson, Central Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. First American Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0027739201
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1987. Condition: New. Robert Rayevsky (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0027739201