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The Resource The crystal mountain, retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson

The crystal mountain, retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson

Label
The crystal mountain
Title
The crystal mountain
Statement of responsibility
retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The youngest of three sons outwits the fairy thieves who stole his mother's tapestry and marries one of the fairies he has rescued
Review
A retelling of the Chinese legend of the magic brocade, here set in 15th-century Europe, combined with elements from the Norwegian tale about the princess and the glass hill. It's the story of three brothers and their mother, Anna, who weaves a magnificent tapestry that is subsequently stolen by the Fairies of the Crystal Mountain. When the first two sons fail to recover the tapestry, third and youngest Perrin succeeds at three impossible tasks that gain him passage to the palace. There, he rescues his mother's tapestry with the help of the Red Fairy, who becomes his true love. Sanderson keeps the happily-ever-after ending intact, sparing the brothers the harsh punishment of the original version. The artist's rendition of Anna's ideal weaving mirrors the intricate unicorn tapestries of the Middle Ages, replete with endless paradisiacal gardens, lovely creatures, and pomegranate trees. Sanderson's lush, detailed oil paintings are perfectly suited to the theater of fairy tale, where blood red bays may be summoned by a whistle's trill, and heroes climb mountains of crystal to reach palaces inhabited by velvet-clothed princesses. (Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 1999)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
098018
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanderson, Ruth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
890L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
Reading level
5.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Folklore
Target audience
primary
Label
The crystal mountain, retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
355127
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316770927
Lccn
97046991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316770927
  • (Sirsi) ABU-6197
Label
The crystal mountain, retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
355127
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316770927
Lccn
97046991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316770927
  • (Sirsi) ABU-6197

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