Dove Isabeau

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After beautiful Dove Isabeau is transformed into a winged dragon by her evil stepmother, her steadfast suitor, Prince Kemp Owain, releases her from the spell. In turn, the Prince has a spell cast upon him from which only Dove Isabeau's love can save him. Watercolor illustrations.

Young, beautiful Dove Isabeau is turned into a fire-breathing dragon by her evil stepmother and is saved from the spell by her true love, Kemp Owain.

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Overview

After beautiful Dove Isabeau is transformed into a winged dragon by her evil stepmother, her steadfast suitor, Prince Kemp Owain, releases her from the spell. In turn, the Prince has a spell cast upon him from which only Dove Isabeau's love can save him. Watercolor illustrations.

Young, beautiful Dove Isabeau is turned into a fire-breathing dragon by her evil stepmother and is saved from the spell by her true love, Kemp Owain.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Yolen's new fable, redolent with myths ageless and archetypal, strikes at the heart. Dove Isabeau, so-called because she always wears dove's colors of gray or white, is bereft at her mother's death. Her father, Lord Darnton, marries a witch--with ``eyes the green of May but a heart as bleak as February.'' Jealous of Isabeau's youth and beauty, the witch resolves to destroy her and turns her into a great Wyrm, an ugly, scaly red dragon. The dragon is condemned to preventing Isabeau's suitors from entering the castle (by eating them), until ``No one was left to watch the red beast weep as it gnawed upon their bones.'' Only when the king sends abroad for his son, Kemp Owain, to return from his study of sorcery is Isabeau saved, and not without a bit of help from her mother's cat, who issues instructions in the sweet voice of the dead queen. Word and picture are wedded here in perfect harmony. Nolan's somber, lucid watercolors, full of detail, show the interior of the castle, the witch's tower room, the transformation of gentle Isabeau into the fearsome, ugly dragon. Less effective, and only because the others are so strong, are those showing the young couple in happier times. Ages 8-12. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Isabeau, always dressed in gray or white, like a dove, is a brilliant fairy tale heroine, who is loved by Kemp Owain, the king's son, and who is betrayed by the witch, her stepmother. Isabeau becomes a fiery dragon, and only her little white kitten can save her. But who will listen to a cat? Highly recommended for all fairy tale lovers, of all ages.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- A cold, craggy northern shore is the setting for Yolen's haunting tale of dark sorcery, which she richly embroiders with traditional fairy-tale conventions and imagery. The beautiful young Isabeau is as sweet and innocent as a dove, yet she possesses a fiery inner spirit. After her mother's death, she is left with only the Lady Darnton's cat for companionship. Her father remarries, but the woman is, in fact, a witch intent on destroying Isabeau. Using herbs of devilry, the stepmother turns the girl into a hideous red wyrm (dragon) who must eat the young men who come to fight it in order to survive. After 99 have met this fate, prince Kemp Owain, who has studied good magicks, returns to try to save the kingdom. The cat speaks to him in riddles, explaining how to break the evil spell; he succeeds but is turned to stone in the process. Isabeau then slays the witch and again it's the cat who helps bring the prince back to life. Nolan's dramatic watercolors are nothing short of magical. The blues and grays of the rocks, the sky, and the sea capture in turn the stark beauty and menacing nature of the cliffs. His realistic renderings of people are extremely effective, and his majestic wyrm could strike fear in the bravest of the brave. The exquisite book design and sophisticated themes of self-sacrifice, good triumphing over evil at a cost, and lost innocence suggest a mature audience. A powerful and appealing picture-book fantasy with a ``happily ever after'' ending. --Luann Toth , School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152015053
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • Publication date: 2/17/1997
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: AD860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen
JaneYolen lives in Massachusetts.

John Schoenherr lives in New Jersey.

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