Betrayed by his own father, the infant son of a lowly miller narrowly escapes death and is lovingly adopted by a faithful she-bear. Raised on her nourishing milk, the boy becomes the strongest man in the land -- and the only one brave enough to battle the kingdom's bloodthirsty three-headed dragon. Yet it is wit, not just courage and might, that the hero must employ to win his true desire: the delicate hand of a princess already betrothed to another.
Nothing could be more delicious than the marvelous quest that ensues -- a tale of romantic valor, stolen glory, and sweet justice. Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman has created a pictorial drama that is alive with good humor and splendid characters as forever memorable as Howard Pyle's timeless story. Here is a winning revival from the classic book The Wonder Clock that will surely be savored again and again.
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Decidedly American and far sunnier than the Grimms' tale of the same name, this is the first of Pyle's original tales in The Wonder Clock (published in 1887). A king casts the miller's son into the wiSep 01 1997 | Read Full Review of Bearskin (Books of Wonder)
No European prince or peasant, Bearskin speaks with the no-nonsense dialect of a true American, even when about to fight the dragon: ""Just go in back of the bushes yonder, and leave it with me to talk the matter over with Master Dragon."" Hyman (St. George and the Dragon) paints him as Native Am...| Read Full Review of Bearskin (Books of Wonder)