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Synopsis: A North African version of Snow White, with 40 thieves in the role of the seven dwarfs. Eric Kimmel has complete reworked the story by turning Rimonah into a "fearless young woman who rode with the reckless daring of a bedouin horseman." Beautiful, layered watercolor illustrations greatly enhance the story. Full color.
From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 4?Many elements of this North African version of "Snow White" are familiar: a good queen who dies, a jealous stepmother who wants to do away with her stepdaughter, a group of outcasts who provide shelter for the princess, and the heroine's deathlike trance and glass coffin. In other ways, however, Rimonah defies the passive, Eurocentric stereotype. Living with a Bedouin tribe after fleeing her stepmother, she next takes up with a band of 40 thieves. Formerly honest men, they accept Rimonah as one of their own, and she rides with them against the new queen. Kimmel's adaptation is lucid, unfolding at a leisurely pace that allows the tale to develop fully. His mastery is evident in his careful choice of words and his uncanny sense of pacing and rhythm. A note cites the source of the tale and the influences inspiring the work. The text, printed in bold, ornate type that is clear and attractive, is integrated perfectly into Rayyan's gorgeous watercolor paintings. The illustrations are full of movement and energy and make excellent use of light and shadow. The colors, at once muted and vibrant, glow on the page, lending a rich texture to the entire book. In his note, the artist states that he has combined elements of different traditions, setting the story in "...the more ambiguous world of folklore." This title deserves a place in every collection.?Donna L. Scanlon, Lancaster County Library, PA
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Title: Rimonah of the Flashing Sword: A North ...
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Holiday House, 1995. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3700225
Book Description Holiday House. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2706864754
Book Description Holiday House. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2785861271
Book Description Holiday House. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2798529983
Book Description Holiday House, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Library discard with usual library markings, light use. Unconditional money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 89471
Book Description Holiday House, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Rayyan, Omar (illustrator). Text is clean and tight in binding, no ownership or other markings. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 044090
Book Description New York: Holiday House, (1995) dj, 1995. Hardcover first edition - First printing. A beautifully illustrated editon of this retelling of an Egyptian version of "Snow White." Large format, unpaginated. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 63619
Book Description Holiday House, U.S.A., 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Rayyan, Omar (illustrator). First Edition. This is a lovely book: Pumpkin paper over boards with gilt print on spine; tight binding; corners are square and sharp; no external or internal marks; no chips, tears or creases in the book; text block is bright and clean; bookstore sticker affixed to front free end paper; slight wear to dust jacket at edges - now protected in archival brodart wrapper. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # TT8514
Book Description Holiday House, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0823410935
Book Description Holiday House. NY., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition... Book size about 8 by 10 inches with unnumbered pages. Bound in two-tone tan and blue paper covered boards with gilt spine lettering. In the original dust wrapper with front flap price of $15.95. Story adapted by Eric A Kimmel with illustrations in color by Omar Rayyan. No sign of wear. AS NEW/AS NEW Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 14122