The Nightingale

The Nightingale

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Overview

The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen, Fulvio Testa

Following on the brilliant success of The Little Match Girl and his fourth Caldecott Honor Book, The Ugly Duckling, Jerry Pinkney brings us another enchanting adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The Nightingale is the story of a plain little bird whose beautiful songs bring her great fame, even winning her an esteemed place in the king's court. Eventually, however, after saving the life of the king, the modest nightingale chooses to return to her peaceful life in the forest. Although the original tale is set in China, Jerry Pinkney decided to add a unique twist to his own adaptation by moving the setting to Morocco-and the resulting artwork is spectacular. The lush, elaborate watercolor illustrations feature the diverse peoples, rich costumes, and amazing architecture of Northwest Africa, making this version of The Nightingale a true picture book original!

Author Biography: Jerry Pinkney recently won his fifth Coretta Scott King Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780200001335
Publisher: Criterion Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1974
Pages: 32
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Pirkko Vainio is an illustrator and a graphic designer who studied at the Academy of Art in Helsinki.

Date of Birth:

April 2, 1805

Date of Death:

August 4, 1875

Place of Birth:

Odense, Denmark

Place of Death:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Nightingale 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Difficult to read/follow the text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad i did not pay money for this book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SO SO GOOD!!!!!!