The Nightingale

By Hans Christian Andersen; Stephen Mitchell (Retold by); Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763624064, 48pp.)

Publication Date: November 2006

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"This exquisitely designed and illustrated retelling is a lush interpretation
of Andersen's tale." — THE HORN BOOK


A National Council of Teachers of English

Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts

"Elaborate, harmonious watercolors pay homage to the flat style of Chinese brush paintings with iconic fidelity. . . . Mitchell's language is light and melodic." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

"Mitchell's version stays close to the original, with an added punch of satire. . . . Even if there are already several editions of the story on the shelf, consider this for its fresh, lively language and for Ibatoulline's stunning paintings." — BOOKLIST




About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen (1805 1875) was a Danish writer who gained fame with his fairy tales, such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Mermaid," which were cleverly written to disguise the tales' sophisticated moral teachings.

Stephen Mitchell's many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and The Second Book of the Tao, as well as The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, and Meetings with the Archangel.

Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Omsk, Russia, and attended the State Academic Institute of Arts in Moscow. He has worked in fine arts, graphic arts, mural design, and textile design, and is adept at painting in different styles. This is hisfirst book for Clarion. He lives in Chichester, New York.
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