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Published by Rabbit Ears Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Russia.

Subjects:

  • Fairy tales.,
  • Folklore -- Russia.

Book details:

About the Edition

When the Tsar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, a goofy country bumpkin sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.

Edition Notes

Narration on audio cassette by Robin Williams.

Other titlesFool and the flying ship
Statementwritten by Eric Metaxas ; illustrated by Henrik Drescher.
ContributionsDrescher, Henrik, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.M55 Fo 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL779898M
ISBN 100689815824
LC Control Number97181678

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  At thirteen, Shulevitz won first prize in an all-elementary-school drawing competition in Paris's 20th district. He was written and illustrated many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Medal-winner The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, written by Arthur : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A retelling of the Ukrainian folk tale about a young man who tries to find a flying ship to give to the tsar in exchange for his daughter''s hand in marriage. Gorbachev''s detailed, humorous art captures the magic of this story with authentic details of a people and landscape he knows well. 11 3/4"x 8 1/4", 32 pages. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship Written by Arthur Ransome and Illustrated by Uri Shulevitz Based on a Russian folktale, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship tells the story of a peasant's quest to marry the Czar's daughter and the unusual characters he meets along the way.   When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship is the winner of the Caldecott Medal/5(K).

Condition: New. Uri Shulevitz (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship is the winner of the The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship is a book illustrated by Uri Shulevitz that retells a Russian fairy tale of the same name. The text is taken from Arthur Ransome 's version of the story in the book Old Peter's Russian Tales; Ransome had collected the folktale when he was a journalist in Russia.   Publisher Description Long ago in Russia, a proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. But when a country bumpkin and his oddball crew of extraordinary friends show up to claim her, the dumbfounded Tsar quickly has second thoughts.4/5. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship book. When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship is the winner of the Caldecott Medal/5(1).