The Wild Swans (Paperback)
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|When her eleven brothers are turned into mute swans due to a curse put on them by their evil stepmother, their devoted sister will stop at nothing to break the spell and save them from their horrible predicament, in a moving tale about courage, family loyalty, and redemption. *Author: Andersen, Hans Christian (CON)/ Jeffers, Susan (ILT)/ Ehrlich, Amy (RTL) *Publication Date: 2008/11/13 *Number of Pages: 40 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 2-3 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 9.00 *Height: 11.25|
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When her eleven brothers are turned into mute swans by their evil stepmother, brave Eliza endures great suffering to break the spell and rescue them. A story of loyalty, deceit, and the healing power of love, this classic fairy tale is exquisitely illustrated by Susan Jeffers. Luminous new jacket art, newly rendered interior art, and gold foil throughout enhance the wonderment of this glorious, largeformat reissue.
Hans Christian Andersen is best known for his fairy tales, although he also wrote plays, novels, travel books, and an autobiography. Born and raised in Odense, an island off the coast of Denmark, he was the only child of a shoemaker and a washerwoman. Many of the characters found in Andersen's fairy tales contain the traits of their author--for example, like the swan in "The Ugly Duckling" Andersen was picked on before he was "transformed" into a successful writer. Andersen's stories have been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible.Susan Jeffers graduated from Pratt University and worked in the art departments of several publishing companies before becoming a full-time illustrator. She has illustrated the works of such authors as Eric Knight, Robert Frost, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. She has collaborated with the author and illustrator Rosemary Wells on a number of books. In 1974, her illustrations for "Three Jovial Huntsmen" earned that book a Caldecott Honor Award.