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"Artfully understated retelling and magnificent paintings result in an unsurpassable presentation of the ancient fairytale. This is a triumph of children's literature, for all ages." —Publisher's WeeklyA Caldecott Medal Honor Book

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ISBN-13: 9780698114074
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/28/1996
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 124,753
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

 Rika Lesser is a poet and translator of Swedish and German literature.

Paul Zelinsky was born in Evanston, Illinois. He attended Yale University, where he took a course with Maurice Sendak, which later inspired him to pursue a career in children's books. Afterwards he received a graduate degree in painting from Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia and Rome. Paul Zelinsky lives in New York with his wife, Deborah, and the younger of their two daughters.

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