Half a Kingdom: An Icelandic Folktale

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StarWalk Kids Media, Jun 30, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
"When you wake up in the morning you never can tell what might happen to you during the day." Thus begins, and ends, a most enchanting folktale about a prince who is kidnapped by two troll girls and the poor peasant girl who rescues him. Although all the kings' strongest and wisest men had failed, Signy is able to accomplish the task by means of a magic spell, two swans, a giant golden egg, and a little help from the young prince.

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"LOVE AND LOSS AND WIDE-EYED WONDER. ANN MCGOVERN SEES SO MUCH AND SPEAKS VOLUMES." -- Jules Feiffer, cartoonist, novelist, playwright, writer and illustrator of numerous children's books. Ann has embraced poetry after 45 years as a prize-winning author of more than 55 books for children, including the now classic Stone Soup and Too Much Noise. Her books in print number 25 million copies. A tireless traveler who has visited every continent, McGovern is always refueling ideas of place and purpose into her poems. And as a scuba diver, she writes about the underwater world of coral reefs from the Caribbean to China. Her 70 poems have appeared in more than 50 journals, including Confrontation, Georgetown Review, Nimrod, Rosebud and Fulcrum. Her poems have been printed in many anthologies and have won numerous prizes. She has been featured in many poetry readings at libraries, The National Arts Club, and coffeehouses in the USA and abroad. She says, "It's a challenging, heady experience to weave reflections, insights, sensations, thoughts and feelings into the many-faceted fabric of a poem."

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