Golden Pear

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A lonely wizard follows a stolen golden pear, until he finds the island of the golden pear trees and friendship with a group of fishermen.

A lonely wizard follows a stolen golden pear, until he finds the island of the golden pear trees and friendship with a group of fishermen.

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Overview

A lonely wizard follows a stolen golden pear, until he finds the island of the golden pear trees and friendship with a group of fishermen.

A lonely wizard follows a stolen golden pear, until he finds the island of the golden pear trees and friendship with a group of fishermen.

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K-Gr 3-- A lonely wizard who has watched a golden pear grow on the top branch of his tree until it is carried off by a crow sets out to find it. As he travels, he discovers that friendship and community are more important to him than the riches of the fruit. The message of this story, similar to that of Uri Shulevitz's The Treasure (Farrar, 1979) and other classic tales, is highlighted by the disinterest in the pear by the animals and people who send it on its way home through their indifference. Luminous illustrations similar to Nicola Bayley's in palette and style give this literary fairy tale its strength. Rich greens and blues, as well as vivid golds, enhance the setting and theme. A frame around single pictures and imbedded within larger spreads provides a unifying element. Some of the language is lovely. Unfortunately, the text is marred by a few errors in grammar and syntax as well as some cliched descriptions. Aside from this, the book is a useful addition to collections of modern tales and to help children understand the true meaning of wealth. --Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824986391
  • Publisher: Hambleton-Hill Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/1993
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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