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The King Of The Golden River
by John Ruskin
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Gr. 3-5. Exquisite drawings by Bulgarian artist Ghiuselev illustrate this new edition of Ruskin's classic fairy tale. Hans lives with his two greedy brothers, who exploit the land and people of Treasure Valley for their own gain. Through his kindness and courage, Hans gains the favor of the magical King of the Golden River. In a series of fine, softly shaded drawings, some warmed with subtle touches of color, Ghiuselev captures the tone as well as the sense of the story. The volume closes with a page devoted to Ruskin. A well-designed and very handsome edition of the timeless tale. Carolyn Phelan
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A fairy tale of what happened to two men who tried to get rich in evil ways and of how the fortune they sought came to their younger brother, whose kind and loving heart prompted him to right action. Widely regarded as a masterpiece of 19th century stories for children. Includes four black and white illustrations by Maria L. Kirk. Suitable for ages 8 and up.
One of these fell westward over the face of a crag so high that when the sun had set to everything else, and all below was darkness, his beams still shone full upon this waterfall, so that it looked like a shower of gold. It was therefore called by the people of the neighborhood the Golden River.
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Through kindness, a boy regains for himself the treasure his cruel older brothers lost.
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