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.
|Publisher:||Criterion Books, Incorporated|
|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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Difficult to read/follow the text.
I am glad i did not pay money for this book
SO SO GOOD!!!!!!