From the heart of Russia comes the tale of the tsar's youngest son, Ivan. Ivan thinks himself cursed when he finds his arrow in a swamp, held in the mouth of a little green frog. The frog, of course, is no frog at all, but Vasilisa the Wise, a stunning young lady trapped by her father's spell. Through ancient, faraway forests Ivan must rescue Vasilisa from the castle of Koshchei the Invincible.
Vasilisa the Wise is famed in Russian folklore for her mastery of household arts and especially for her exquisite embroidery. Each page of this sumptuously illustrated book is bordered with examples of embroidery, rendered in extraordinary detail, as are the haunting paintings by the brilliant Russian artist Gennady Spirin. The magical world created by acclaimed storyteller J. Patrick Lewis will bring readers of every age into this Kingdom beyond Blue Kingdoms.