The Treasure

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Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 31 pages
14 Reviews
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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The illustrations are bright and warm at the same time. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed the story and the illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations and the story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

Caldecott Honor (1980) Classic folk tale. The moral: "Sometimes you have to go far to find what is near." Pictures are a little small for a story time, but this would be a nice story to read one on one with a child. Read full review

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User Review  - Becky B - Goodreads

Isaac dreams repeatedly that he will find treasure under the bridge in the city. At first he ignores the dream, but eventually he decides that if the dream keeps coming he should go check things out ... Read full review

About the author (1986)

URI SHULEVITZ received the Caldecott Medal for "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship" by Arthur Ransome. He is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including two Caldecott Honor Books, "Snow" and "The Treasure," and, most recently, "So Sleepy Story," one of "Time" magazine's "7 Books Kids Will Love." He lives in New York City.

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