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The golden bracelet, retold by David Kherdian ; illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian

Label
The golden bracelet
Title
The golden bracelet
Statement of responsibility
retold by David Kherdian ; illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In order to win the hand of his love, indolent Prince Haig learns to weave beautiful golden cloth, a craft that later saves his life
Review
  • Gr 2-5?In true folklore fashion, love blossoms from a chance encounter when carefree young prince Haig meets the shepherd's daughter Anahid. She warns the prince that "everyone should have a skill, no matter who they are."She calls this skill a "Golden Bracelet" that stays with its possessor forever. To win the young woman's hand, Haig gives up his self-absorbed adventuring and becomes a master weaver. Anahid consents to marry him when she receives a beautiful golden cloth that he himself has woven. After many years of ruling happily as king and queen, the couple is separated when an evil sorcerer kidnaps Haig. The king must then use his weaving skills to trick the sorcerer andwarn Anahid of his fate. She leads a battalion of soldiers to rescue him, following the directions he has woven into a tapestry. This story is based on an Armenian folktale, which, as the author notes, emphasizes the importance of craft and common sense in negotiating the pitfalls of life. Though told in a traditionalstyle, the story presents an interesting twist in valuing Anahid's actionover Haig's privilege. Hogrogrian's watercolors are done in a primitive folk-art style with brilliant use of warm colors and energetic figures that occasionally spill out over their frames. Though the text focuses on Haig's adventures, the illustrations show Anahid to be brave, beautiful, and intelligent. An entertaining tale of love and wisdom.?Joan Zaleski, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • This rendition of an old Armenian tale about the necessity of having a vocation by husband-and-wife team Kherdian and Hogrogian (Toad and the Green Prince) lacks conviction. Prince Haig and his companion Vartan ride contentedly "across the countryside, laughing, singing, and harmlessly bantering," until Haig falls in love with Anahid, a beautiful peasant girl. She tells him they cannot marry until he learns a trade, a skill that people in her village call a "Golden Bracelet." Thus Haig becomes a master weaver of gold cloth and marries Anahid. When the sorcerer Zilnago later captures Haig, the nobleman communicates his whereabouts to his bride by weaving into a cloth the design of a GoldenBracelet, along with a map and message. While Hogrogian's appealing painting of the festive wedding celebration conveys energy, most of the illustrations,despite the intricate Armenian designs, are static. The artwork combined with the stilted language (e.g., "They rode home in procession, knowing they would rule wisely and well, with knowledge of their people, and with an undying devotion to one another, as well as for their sacred land") and meandering exposition of the plot are offputting. For a more compelling take on the tale, try Robert D. San Souci's A Weave of Words, illus. by Ra#l Col?n (Children's Forecasts, Jan. 26). Ages 7-10. (May)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
226400
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kherdian, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
960L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 4
Reading level
5.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hogrogian, Nonny
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The golden bracelet, retold by David Kherdian ; illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian
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Publication
Copyright
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
327773
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316491525
Lccn
95025051 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823413621
  • (Sirsi) ABR-3017
Label
The golden bracelet, retold by David Kherdian ; illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian
Publication
Copyright
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
327773
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316491525
Lccn
95025051 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823413621
  • (Sirsi) ABR-3017

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