The Tale of the Firebird
Philomel Books, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
In all the world there is said to be nothing more beautiful than the Firebird. When Ivan-Tsarevitch, youngest son of the Tsar, goes on a quest for the amazing bird, he finds himself flying over mountains and woods on a talking wolf, confronting a wicked Baba Yaga, and rescuing an enchanted princess from Koshchei the Immortal. But when he returns from his magical journey, he brings home the most precious treasure of all.
Gennady Spirin brings this original version of the Firebird tale from his native Russia and has illustrated it in his trademark rich, luminous style. This retelling of a classic is sure to become the new standard.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ktibbs - LibraryThing
This Russian folktale is a wonderful story with the theme demonstrating the importance of love and honesty. This folktale exemplifies the pattern of 3s....the main character has to go out on 3 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - furthur66 - LibraryThing
A typical convoluted, bizare folk tale, but one with beautiful illustrations. Read full review