The Flying Bed
By Nancy Willard
(The Blue Sky Press, Hardcover, 9780590256100, 48pp.)
Publication Date: March 2007
Categories: Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard weaves a tale of magic in a lavishly illustrated picture book about a poor baker and his wife whose luck changes when they receive an enchanted flying bed.
Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard spins an original fairy tale about a poor baker who finds a beautiful bed for his wife in a strange new shop--for free! Perhaps his bad luck has turned? But there are more wonders in store, for the bed has magical powers. That night, the couple flies across the heavens to meet a master baker who gives them some magic yeast that will make them the best--and richest--bakery in town! But the yeast comes with a promise that will test the baker's integrity, and will eventually teach the baker and his wife about the true riches of love and loyalty.