The Firebird

By: Yolen, Jane; Vagin, Vladimir (illustrator )

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine

New York: Harper Collins, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Fine/fine. The famous ballet of a prince who rescues ten maidens with the help of the magical Firebird is retold by Jane Yolen, who captures all the wonder and mystery of this well-known Russian folk tale. Full-color illustrations.

From the Publisher

"In a certain land, in a certain kingdom -- as they say in old Russia -- on the far side of a certain tangled wood, a garden shimmered like a green jewel....

Inside that jewellike garden, an evil wizard named Kostchei the Deathless holds a princess and her nine maidens captive, turning all those who attempt to save them to stone. But help is nearby -- Prince Ivan searching the nearby tangled wood for food, finds the young women and vows to save them. And with some help from the powerful and mischievous Firebird, as well as with much true courage from within, Prince Ivan will slay a horde of demons and Kostchei himself in order to free the damsels.

Jane Yolen's rich, mystical narrative is based on both the well-known Russian folktale and the famous Balanchine/Stravinsky ballet. Enhancing that theme, Vladimir Vagin has created exquisite paintings with a double focus: The folktale takes center stage, while intricate vignettes of the ballet serve as a border. The result is a seamlessly woven multilayered tapestry of story and art that will make this book a treasure for ballet lovers new and old.

Title: The Firebird

Author Name: Yolen, Jane; Vagin, Vladimir (illustrator )

Categories: Children's, Folk Tales, Myths, Legends, Book,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2002

ISBN Number: 0060285389

ISBN Number 13: 9780060285388

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 12303