Toads and Diamonds by Robert Bender
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In a retelling of a classic Perrault fairy tale, Merth is slave to her cruel mother and sister but receives a marvelous talent from an unusual creature, while her greedy sister receives her own reward. By the author-illustrator of.
 

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Published September 2, 2013 by Box Of Light. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A nasty widow's two daughters--one as foul as herself, the other kind and beautiful--stumble in turn upon a three-headed troll, whose magic turns their words into manifestations of their souls: jewels flow from the songs of good daughter Merth, toads and other vile creatures from the mouth of the...

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For this retelling of Perrault's 1697 ``The Fairies,'' Bender again uses the striking paint-on-acetate medium he pioneered in A Little Witch Magic.

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