Once every generation or so, a great wolf called the Blood Prince, who not only devours bodies but also steals souls, stalks the northern forests of Russia. Rumor has it that he has set his sights on the forgettable little village of Miersk. The wolf’s evil runs so deep that past survivors refuse to believe in him, and so it is up to the newest generation, two children named Pasha and Lisette, to save the village. But how can a young boy and girl stop such a beast? This mesmerizing tale draws on Russian folk stories about Vasilissa the Beautiful, Baba Yaga, and the Firebird and is filled with quirky details and memorable characters that could spring only from the imagination of Gregory Maguire. This new edition includes a prologue and is illustrated with striking cut-paper silhouettes.
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Gregory Maguire is the popular author of many books for children, including the Hamlet Chronicles for Clarion, as well as several adult books, including WICKED (HarperCollins), upon which a Broadway musical was based, and its sequel, CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER (Regan Books). He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.From Publishers Weekly:
Based on the Russian folk figure Baba Yaga and Vasilissa, among others, The Dream Stealer by Gregory Maguire, originally published in 1983, tells of the Blood Prince, a murderous wolf bent on destroying the village of Miersk. Only Pasha and Lisette have the courage to fight him off and save their neighbors. Ages 8-12.
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Book Description Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. HC/dj VG/vg but is ex-library. 118pp. At Streamside Books, each book is individually selected and accurately described. Email with any question or to request a picture of a book. Please include our book number in your inquiry. If paying by check or money order, please make it out to Steve Katz. Thank You. Bookseller Inventory # 3035
Book Description Harpercollins, 1983. No binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-225-62-5737005