Diane Stanley Fortune

ISBN 13: 9780688072100

Fortune

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Tells the tale of a poor farmer whose acquisition of a dancing tiger leads to success and the love of a princess

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Omar, a poor and not very clever farmer, must seek his fortune before he and Sunny, his much more sensible betrothed, can marry. In a market town nearby, a strange woman sells him a dancing tiger he names Fortune, and in no time at all, Omar's fortune is made. Now, dazzled by his own success, Omar fancies himself too grand to marry a commoner. But there is enchantment at work here, and when Omar decides to seek a princess for a bride, he sets in motion a chain of events that leaves him humbled but happily wed to Sunny. This original tale has a traditional spirit that is enhanced by extravagant illustrations in the Persian manuscript style. Jeweled tones shimmer against a parchment background; graceful, mannered figures pose amidst a profusion of ornamental detail. Stanley's lavish paintings and textual embellishments complement and extend a tale with all the enchantment and wit of The Arabian Nights . --Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Stanley displays her versatility and talent in yet another artful and meticulously executed book. The story of Omar, a poor Persian farmer, the book contains a series of full-page intricately rendered paintings filled with geometric patterns and entwined flowers. Luxurious peacocks and other birds decorate the text on opposing pages, and throughout Stanley employs the conventions of ancient Persian art. Like the complicated designs of the illustrations, the plot takes unexpected twists and turns. Omar buys a dancing tiger that makes his fortune. Before the book's end, he meets a princess who is pining for her lost love, sees his enchanted tiger transformed into her prince, and marries the girl he left behind. Stanley's witty text is a testament to the power of love "to overcome even the greatest hardships," and her richly detailed illustrations are simply dazzling. Ages 6-up.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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