The Girl, the Fish, and the Crown by Marilee Heyer
A Spanish Folktale

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While on a dangerous quest which requires her to take the form of different wild animals, a selfish young girl learns about compassion and generosity.
 

About Marilee Heyer

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Published July 1, 1997 by Demco Media. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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Another tale of transformations, about a girl who is turned into a fish and then promised by the queen of the fishes to be restored to her human form if she succeeds in retrieving a crown from a wicked giant.

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Magnificent, elaborate illustrations form the backdrop for this retelling of a little-known story. All the ingredients for a smashing fairy tale in the classic tradition are here--enchantment, a quest

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This little-known story has ""all the ingredients for a smashing fairy tale in the classic tradition,"" PW said in a starred review;

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populated as these settings are with mermaids, talking fish and an assortment of exotic animals, they give Heyer a poetic set of images to work with.

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