Publication Date: October 12, 2010
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"In the shadow of King Vaslav’s Palace was a marvelous garden, and in the middle of that garden stood a tree that grew apples of solid gold, each one as dazzling as the sun."
Someone is stealing the king’s famous golden apples, and the culprit must be found. The palace gardener spots the luminous Firebird snatching the apples in the night. The king’s two oldest sons are sent to capture it but fail. So Ivan, the youngest son, must go on the dangerous quest, befriending a gray wolf, winning both the Firebird and the heart of the beautiful Princess Helen. Saviour Pirotta’s powerful retelling of this classic folktale plumbs the heart of human fears, courage, and love.
Saviour Pirotta is a playwright as well as an award-winning author of nearly a hundred books for children, including CHILDREN'S STORIES FROM THE BIBLE. Originally from Malta, he now lives in England.
Catherine Hyde studied fine art in London and has since become a successful artist, her work having been featured in numerous exhibitions. She illustrated THE PRINCESS'S BLANKETS by Carol Ann Duffy. She lives with her husband and daughters in Cornwall, England.