The Princess and the Beggar by Anne Sibley O'Brien
A Korean Folktale (Scholastic Hardcover)

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A retelling of a sixth-century folktale follows a weeping princess as she makes an amazing discovery about her resourcefulness and inner strength when forced to face a new life with a beggar.

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Anne Sibley O'Brien has illustrated more than twenty picture books, including What Will You Be, Sara Mee? and the Jamaica series by Juanita Havill. Anne has also illustrated a number of her own books, including The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea and After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance. She lives on Peaks Island, Maine.The Maine Humanities Council is a private nonprofit organization, Maine's affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more than thirty years, MHC has used literature, history, philosophy, and the arts to provide opportunities for people to come together in conversation that crosses social, economic and cultural barriers.
Published April 1, 1993 by Scholastic Trade. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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O'Brien's graceful retelling subtly hints at the story's substructure--the reason for the princess's tears, the intelligence and good will she and Pabo Ondal bring to their marriage.

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