Title: Wishing Gold
Publisher: Hill & Wang
Publication Date: 1971
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1971. Hill & Wang. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Remainder Mark On Bottom Edge. Illustrated by Helen Craig. 109 pages. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Helen Craig. 0809097745. keywords: Children's Books. inventory # 4082. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Once the King of Ireland drifted in his sailboat to Alone Island. He lived With the Queen of the island for a year and a day, dining on kippers and strawberry ice cream, and left her with a son, Wishing Gold. Before the boy is even half grown his manly trials begin: he has to defend Ireland from the White King of the North and himself from the Queen of Ireland, who is secretly allied with the King's enemies and wants the throne for herself and her three cowardly sons. The rest of the story, full of druids, witches, and giants, of sinister plotting, complicated quests, and magical feats, defies summary. Here instead is a sample to show how well it is told: The King and Queen of Ireland had not gone far when they saw a boat. It was a little boat, painted blue, with a milk-white sail. The King held up his hand and the boat sailed in to land. An old man with long tangled hair jumped out of it. He was so old his eyes were a rusty colour and he had crabs hanging in his beard, which was full of seaweed too. 'King,' said the old man, 'it's a wonder to me that a great person like yourself is not out sailing on a fine showery sailing day like this. 'Sailing?' said the King. `Why should I be sailing? Ireland has no wars on.' THIS BOOK, dedicated to his six sons and daughters, is Robert Nye's fourth for children. His first three children's books, all published by Hill and Wang, are MARCH HAS HORSE'S EARS, ten tales based on Welsh legends, TALIESIN, a story about the semi-mythical poet of ancient Wales, and BEOWULF, a retelling of the old English epic. If Mr. Nye, poet, novelist, playwright, and critic, is allowed to count his adult writing, his books will outnumber his other children. Hill and Wang has recently published a novel, DOUBTFIRE, a collection of poems, DARKER ENDS, and a book of short stories, TALES I TOLD MY MOTHER. Mr. Nye is currently working on a biography of Swinburne, a new novel, and another collection of children's stories. His book reviews appear in The Guardian, The Times, and The Scotsman. Born in London in 1939, Robert Nye now lives in Edinburgh. Very Good In Dustjacket. Remainder Mark On Bottom Edge. Bookseller Inventory # 4082
Synopsis: Recounts the adventures of Wishing Gold as he aided his father, the King of Ireland, and outwitted his father's wicked wife.
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