The Malachite Palace by Alma Flor Ada

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A master storyteller weaves a charming original fairy tale that celebrates the innocence of youth. A princess who lives in a malachite palace is prohibited from playing with the children beyond the gates. Full color.
 

About Alma Flor Ada

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Alma Flor Ada is an authority on multicultural and bilingual education. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including "My Name is Maria Isabel", "Under the Royal Palms" (Pura Belpr? Medal), ?and "The Gold Coin" (Christopher Award). She lives in?California, and you can visit her at -->almaflorada.com. Leonid Gore moved to the U.S. from his native Russia in 1991. He has illustrated "The Sugar Child, The Malachite Palace, Sleeping Boy, Who Was Born This Special Day?, The Secret of the Great Houdini, The Princess Mouse, " and, most recently, "Saints Among the Animals" for Atheneum. He is also the author and illustrator of "Danny's First Snow." Mr. Gore lives with his wife and daughter in Oakland, New Jersey, where monarchs are occasionally sighted.
 
Published May 1, 1998 by Atheneum.
Genres: Children's Books.

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From Ada (The Lizard and the Sun, 1997, etc.), an original fairy tale that is predictable, elevated to beauty by Gore’s paintings.

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Gore's (The Pomegranate Seeds) acrylic and ink illustrations, spun like gossamer and lit with an inner radiance, lend their magic to a tale about a lonely princess. Confined to the castle and forbidde

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Confined to the castle and forbidden to play with the children outside the gates (whom the queen, the governess and the lady-in-waiting deem common), the princess is delighted when a little yellow bird flies in through the window, filling the palace with ""a light and joyful music."" After it is ...

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