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 #
Synopsis: A prince seeks the Singing Ringing Tree to please a vain and selfish princess so she will marry him, but the quest is dangerous and results in great misery for both before true love puts everything to rights.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-5 A magical tree with leaves of tinkling glass appears as a motif in Eastern European tales, and here it is adapted into a smoothly-written folk tale with novel episodes. A handsome prince, performing a task demanded by an arrogant princess, procures the fabled Singing Ringing Tree from a devilish dwarf. When his gift fails to win the love of the princess, he is forced, with her, into servitude in the dwarf's kingdom. There the prince is transformed into a great black bear and the princess becomes ugly. It is not until her arrogance melts into compassion that the spell is broken. Brierley's bordered pictures feature a surrealistic landscape in pale colors, people with mysteriously elongated, highly stylized figures. It is hard to distinguish facial expressions, which makes it difficult to satisfy curiosity about the princess' ugliness. The soft coloring makes the book a poor choice for group reading, but the moral of the redemptive power of true love will appeal to middle-grade readers who enjoy fantasy in picture book format. Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, N.J.
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Title: The Singing Ringing Tree
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Walker Books, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Brierley, Louise (illustrator). First Edition. 400 g; not paginated, (12 full-page illustrations opposite 12 pages of text and two other pages) in original hardcover binding slightly rubbed on the bottom edge at the spine, in dust jacket which has been price clipped, and has a faint creases running diagonally across the front panel. Based on Peggy Miller's version of the traditional story, Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Brierley, Louise. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Faerie ; Fiction -- Childrens; ISBN: 0744507014. ISBN/EAN: 9780744507010. Inventory No: 0226198. Bookseller Inventory # 0226198
Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001289375