The Nightingale

The Nightingale

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Overview

Recreated from the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Nightingale tells the tale of a nightingale's singing voice. It is so beautiful that it even warms the heart of Death itself. Sure to move the hearts of readers, the book is beautifully illustrated featuring Chinese backgrounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925247190
Publisher: Big & Small
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: World Classics Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805~1875) produced 130 volumes of outstanding children's stories during his lifetime. Today, his stories are loved and recognized all around the world.


Jin-kyeong Lee illustrated The Nightingale in Indian ink and color painting. The simplicity of the story and the use of oriental painting techniques create a relaxing and natural work.

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 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Difficult to read/follow the text.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story seems to me to hew very closely to what I remember of the original Nightingale by Andersen... but then, I don't have it directly in front of me to compare. Regardless, the only big change I see is moving the setting to Morocco instead of China (which is just as well, China was only chosen as a shorthand for "far away and mysterious", and who doesn't know all about China by now?) and having a "Fixer-of-all-Things" instead of a clockmaker.The illustrations are colorful and lovely, and the story is as touching as always, with the classic Andersen theme of valuing the real above the fake.
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think that this is a better book for older children who can read a little bit as well. It was very long to actually read, and it was a fairly involved book. The illustrations were interesting; my daughter enjoyed them and pointed to things frequently, exclaiming, "That's a nightgale!" I think that the basic story behind this is an interesting one, and I'm glad that we checked it out. I think that my daughter enjoyed it, but it was very long to read, and my mouth got tired long before the book was over.All in all, a pretty good book.
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!!!!!!