The Treasure

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Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1978 - Juvenile Fiction - 31 pages
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Three times a voice comes to Isaac in his dreams and tells him to go to the capital city and look for a treasure under the bridge by the royal palace. Feeling a little foolish perhaps, but determined to see for himself if the dream is true, Isaac sets out on his long journey. What he finds makes a surprising and heart-warming ending to this retelling of a well-known folk tale. In a few words, Cadelcott Medal winner Uri Shulevitz draws a man who is innocent enough to have faith in a dream, and wise enough to understand the greatest reward of all.
Isaac's solitary journey, his arrival at hte vast city, and his discovery there are all enriched by Mr. Shulevitz's beautifully detailed illustrations, which masterfully capture the spirit of the original tale while keeping it simple enough for the very youngest reader.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Hmm. I have mixed feelings. If the message is in the moral, as stated, Sometimes one must travel fa to discover what is near," I think it would have been more effective to tell us a story of a greedy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adrian.Gaytan - LibraryThing

Good start book for early readers. Illustrations are very well done. Story of a man in search of a treasure from a dream he has and his journey takes across countryside. There is moral to story and ... Read full review

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