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The Enchanted Wood

Published by Crocodile Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Three princes go on a quest to the Heart of the World to save their drought-ravaged kingdom. A widowed and grief-stricken king calls on his three sons to end the drought that has ravaged the kingdom. The princes eagerly accept the quest to find the Heart of the World, which, once found, will save the land. One by one each prince confidently enters the Enchanted Wood. This beautifully illustrated, original fairytale is filled with romance, magic, and adventure and will appeal to readers of all ages.

About The Author

Ruth Sanderson is the renowned illustrator and author of over 80 books for children. Her fairy tale retellings have been widely praised and much loved by children everywhere. Her original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won both the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award was given to her retelling of The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring. Her beautiful and ornate version of the classic fable Goldilocks is the latest addition to the collection.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Crocodile Books (June 15, 2016)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566560573
  • Grades: 1 - 2
  • Ages: 1 - 2

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Raves and Reviews

“With magnificent paintings that flow like one perfect canvas, Sanderson creates a mystical, enchanting world...”

“The meticulous paintings depict a medieval fantasy world in loving detail…”

“Written in plain yet stately prose, this is an original fairy tale about three brothers and their quest. The aging king has promised his throne to the son who can deliver the kingdom from a terrible drought by discovering the Heart of the World, which lies within the dangerous Enchanted Wood. Each of the brothers sets out on the journey, butin true fairy tale styleonly the youngest son is pure enough of heart not to swerve from his noble purpose. Is it love that brings the young prince to the Heart of the World and thus to the end of his kingdom's troubles, or is it at last finding the magical place? This engaging story does bring magic, adventure, and a hint of romance to young readers… Sanderson’s art is exquisite—restrained in palette, naturalistic in style, and rich in tone.”

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