Mr. Semolina-Semolinus by Anthony L. Manna
A Greek Folktale

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Since she cannot find the perfect man to marry, feisty Princess Areti decides to create a man of her own, Mr. Semolina-Semolinus, out of sugar, almonds, and semolina wheat, but when he is kidnapped by an evil queen, Areti must brave a perilous journey to get him back.
 

About Anthony L. Manna

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ANTHONY L. MANNA, an award-winning author, is Professor of Children's Literature, Kent State University. Giselle Potter is the author and illustrator of "The Year I Giselle Potter is the author and illustrator of "The Year I Didn't Go to School, " which is based upon her travels arounDidn't Go to School, " which is based upon her travels around Italy with her family's theater troupe at age seven. She id Italy with her family's theater troupe at age seven. She is also the illustrator of "The Brave Little Seamstress" and s also the illustrator of "The Brave Little Seamstress" and "Kate and the Beanstalk, " both by Mary Pope Osborne, "The H"Kate and the Beanstalk, " both by Mary Pope Osborne, "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth" by Patricia C. McKissack, and "Gabronest-to-Goodness Truth" by Patricia C. McKissack, and "Gabriella's Song" by Candace Fleming. Ms. Potter lives in Rosendiella's Song" by Candace Fleming. Ms. Potter lives in Rosendale, New York. ale, New York.
 
Published April 1, 1997 by Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Areti embarks on an odyssey to find her beau, powwows with the mothers of the sun, moon, and stars, and receives a nut from each: ``When in need, break it.'' Areti locates Mr. Semolina-Semolinus and deploys the nuts in an effort to capture him back from the wicked queen.

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In this version of a Mediterranean tale, a resourceful and determined king's daughter, Areti, sets out to find a man who is "five times beautiful and ten times kind."

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In this version of a Mediterranean tale, a first-time effort for the author/illustrator team, a resourceful and determined king's daughter sets out to find a man who is ""five times beautiful and ten times kind."" Although Areti (whose name is the Greek word for virtue) doesn't lack for suitors, ...

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