The Mysterious Tale of Gentle Jack and Lord Bumblebee

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Synopsis: Adopted by the evil Lord Bumblebee, Gentle Jack refuses to learn to be as wicked as the lord and his followers and escapes to an island where only goodness is known.

From School Library Journal: Kindergarten-Grade 3 The good son of wicked, greedy parents, Gentle Jack is adopted by the wealthy Lord Bumblebee who, in fact, only wishes to corrupt him. But Jack is steadfast in his virtue and escapes to the enchanted Island of Flowers, where he remains for 100 years (a single day in island time), dancing, making merry, and learning the lesson of love. In the end, he is given the choice of remaining on the island or returning to the Kingdom of the Bumblebees to release it from the tyrant's hold. Andpredictably, sentimentallyhe willingly sacrifices himself for the greater good. Smoothly translated, lavishly illustrated, rich with images of honey, flowers, and bees, this is an elegant but flawed curiosity. Like many fairy tales by noted authors, it is wordy, didactic, and full of little inconsistencies. Spirin's silver- and gilt-bordered paintings are astonishing in their execution and detail. Appropriately lush and honey-toned, they are clearly imitative of the works of the Renaissance masters, but unlike many illustrations in the pseudo-Great Master vein, these have a liveliness, energy, and humor all their own. Unfortunately, they have been carelessly placed in relation to the text, appearing sometimes well before, sometimes well after the action they portray, more often interrupting than illuminating the narrative that they adorn. A lavish spectacle and little more. Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, N.Y.
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