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The Nightingale and the Wind - FIRST EDITION -

Mandelstein, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0847817873 / ISBN 13: 9780847817870
Published by Rizzoli, 1994
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Beautiful FIRST American edition, lavishly illustrated throughout. Glossy pictorial book boards (with a wrap-around illustration) are mirrored in the UNclipped Near FINE/perfect dust jacket. Tiny crimping to the top edge of dust jacket, else fine. First Edition. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000214

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Title: The Nightingale and the Wind - FIRST EDITION...

Publisher: Rizzoli

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Pamela Silin-Palmer

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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With the aid of the wise Wind, Nightingale escapes its captivity and Falcon learns a lesson in love

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 3-Mandelstein updates Hans Christian Andersen's The Nightingale by changing the emperor into a falcon and tossing in huge doses of New Age philosophy. The Wind, represented as a mystical lion that looks more like a cloud formation than anything else, offers to help free the Nightingale, but only if the Nightingale "truly wants" its freedom. Later the Wind tells the angry Falcon, " is not I who created the pain that you feel-it was there deep inside you before I arrived." And finally, the Wind offers the raptor these words of advice: "Until you practice giving love, you will not receive love." Of course, the Falcon frees the Nightingale, whose beautiful sad song turns into a beautiful happy song. The illustrations of the birds in Renaissance-styling clothing and other animals, done in oils, are unappealing, at times even bordering on the repulsive. The wordy text is sometimes difficult to read since it is occasionally slapped on over the illustrations. Skip this didactic and poorly designed book.
George Delalis, formerly at Oakland Public Library, CA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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