Item description for The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen & Igor Oleynikov...
When he learns that the nightingale's song is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world, the Emperor of China sends his courtiers to find the bird and present it as a guest at court. The nightingale can speak to humans and agrees to come, but when the Emperor receives a mechanical nightingale covered in jewels, he discards the real bird, which flies back to its home. Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story in which a king learns humility from a bird was written in 1843 to honor Jenny Lind, the famous opera singer dubbed the Swedish Nightingale. This new edition of the childhood favorite features shimmering color illustrations by Russian artist Igor Oleynikov.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 11.75" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 16, 2007
Publisher Purple Bear Books
ISBN 1933327308 ISBN13 9781933327303
Availability 0 units.
More About Hans Christian Andersen & Igor Oleynikov
Christian Birmingham, sometimes referred to as "Christmas" Birmingham thanks to the worldwide popularity of his holiday-themed picture books, is an English illustrator who has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award for distinguished illustration in a children's book. He has illustrated A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Treasury, The Classic Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, and many other well-received books for young readers.
Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805 and died in 1875.
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