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Prince Boghole

Prince Boghole

by Erik Christian Christian Haugaard, Julie Downing (Illustrator)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This extraordinary book combines a powerful story, eloquent prose and exceptionally fine illustrations. When Irish King Desmond senses that his days are numbered, he decides to find a husband for his daughter Orla who is as wise as she is beautiful. Accordingly, he sends for the princes of Leinster and Ulster to try for her hand. Meanwhile, simply clad Prince Brian shows up at the castle and instantly charms both Desmond and Orla. Along come the other princes, one ostentatious, the other warlike. The king sets out a task: the prince who brings back the finest bird will win Orla's hand. Though the others appear with an eagle and peacock, Brian returns with a tiny nightingale, with a lovely voice that wins Orla's hand and her heart. Haugaard's original story could easily be an authentic folktale; Downing's pictures have the beauty of pre-Raphaelite paintings. Ages 5-8. (March)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 4 King Desmond of Eire decides the time has come to seek a husband for his beautiful daughter, Princess Orla, and an heir to his kingdom of Munster. Three suitors approach the kingdom, so the King proposes a contest to decide on the most desirable suitor. A clever and heartwarming solution to a contest brings the best man forward in a resolution that appeals to the King and Princess Orla; it will have special appeal to readers. Downing's magnificent watercolors take up nearly all of the two-page spreads. The true contest here is for readers: whether the story or the illustrations will steal their hearts first.Catherine vanSonnenberg, LaJolla Country Day School, Calif.

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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1st American ed
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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