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The Nightingale And The Wind.

Mandelstein, Paul; Silin-palmer, Pamela (illustrations).

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ISBN 10: 0847817873 / ISBN 13: 9780847817870
Published by Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Unpaginated. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. This is traditional fairy tale with a modern twist. In this tale the Nightingale yearns to leave its captivity and to break free of the velvet robes, jewels, and other luxuries provided by it captor, the Falcon. (Key Words: Fairy Tales, Nighingales, Falcons, Love Stories, Fiction, Children's Literature, Paul Mandelstein, Pamela Silin-Palmer, Freedom). Bookseller Inventory # 22493X1

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Title: The Nightingale And The Wind.

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First American Edition.

Book Type: book

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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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