The Nightingale

The Nightingale Cover

The Nightingale

By Hans Christian Andersen; Stephen Mitchell (Retold by); Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763624064, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

Description

"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 was a Danish fairy tale writer and poet who is most noted for his Fairy Tales, including the enduring children s stories The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugy Duckling. Through his youth Andersen worked as a weaver s apprentice and actor before turning to writing. Andersen s works have been translated into more than 150 languages and have inspired countless films, plays, and ballets. Although Andersen died in 1875, the anniversary of his birthday (June 2) continues to celebrated each year as International Children s Book Day.

Stephen Mitchell is Leverhulme Professor of Hellenistic Culture at the University of Exeter. Previous books include A History of the Later Roman Empire AD 284 641 (2007) and, more recently, The Imperial Temple at Ankara and the Res Gestae of the Emperor Augustus. A Historical Guide (2008).

Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia and educated at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. His first book was Philip Booth's "Crossing", named a 2001 Best Book by "Publishers Weekly".He is best known for his books with Kate di Camillo, "The Miraculous Journey ofEdward Tulane", and "Great Joy". Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.