The Tale of The Firebird by Gennady Spirin

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In all the world there is said to be nothing more beautiful than the Firebird. When Ivan-Tsarevitch, youngest son of the Tsar, goes on a quest for the amazing bird, he finds himself flying over mountains and woods on a talking wolf, confronting a wicked Baba Yaga, and rescuing an enchanted princess from Koshchei the Immortal. But when he returns from his magical journey, he brings home the most precious treasure of all.

Gennady Spirin brings this original version of the Firebird tale from his native Russia and has illustrated it in his trademark rich, luminous style. This retelling of a classic is sure to become the new standard.

About Gennady Spirin

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Gennady Spirin was born on Christmas Day in 1948 in a small city near Moscow. He has illustrated many books, and his work has been recognized with many international awards. Mr. Spirin lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and three sons.
Published September 30, 2002 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Visual detail is enhanced by watercolor work so fine, it seems it could only have been wrought with a single hair of the great gray wolf who carries the earnest hero, Ivan-Tsarevitch, soaring over opulent, onion-domed rooftops toward the fulfillment of his promises and the hard-won rewards of a m...

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This prince receives aid from a big gray wolf, who helps him through a number of trials, even though the prince doesn't always follow his instructions.

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