When cruel Pavel wins a wager against his kind twin brother Paali, he exacts a terrible price, but greed soon leads Pavel to his downfall.
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This exotic retelling of a Ukrainian folktale may be too sophisticated for some readers; others will revel in its lush design and folkloric patterned-illustrations. Pavel and Paali are twins; Paali is gentle and kind and Pavel is grasping and despotic. Pavel tricks Paali out of all his possessions and eventually causes his brother to lose both eyes. Lost in the woods, Paali overhears the evil spirits telling how he can regain his sight, how the village can find water and how the king's daughter can be healed. In classic fairy-tale fashion, Paali's goodness redeems him, while Pavel is taken away to become another of the evil spirits. Kismaric delivers this stark tale of retribution skillfully; Mikolaycak's dark, richly rendered paintings add a ghostly resonance. Ages 6-8.
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Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Mikolaycak, Charles (illustrator). First Printing. A folktale about twin brothers, one cruel and stingy and one kind and generous. Bookseller Inventory # 1684
Book Description Harpercollins, 1988. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060232781
Book Description Harpercollins, 1988. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060232781
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