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The Blue Bird by Maurice Maeterlinck

The Blue Bird

by Maurice Maeterlinck

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This delightful book is the story of a woodcutter and his children, who on Christmas Eve dream that a fairy comes to them and bids them to go on a dreamquest for the blue bird of happiness. Their unusual and entertaining adventures form the major part of this unique work.
1 vote TrysB | Jun 14, 2012 |
My other reading - in French - has been Maeterlinck's 'Oiseau Bleu'; of course I have read it before in English and seen it on the stage, as you know, but I am absolutely delighted to read it again...I don't know why you have never read this glorious book before, but please do as I suggest & (though it is always dangerous, as we know, to recommend) I think you will have some real joy out of it. The scenes in the Temple of Night and in the Kingdom of the Future are exactly in our line.
- from a 25 October 1916 letter to Arthur Greeves, in The collected letters of C.S. Lewis, volume I ( )
  C.S._Lewis | Mar 29, 2009 |
The magic and enchantment of Maeterlinck's famous play have been adapted by Brian Wildsmith in this illustrated tale of a little girl whose illness can only be cured by a magical blue bird. To find the bird, Mytyl and Tyltyl must journey through the Land of Memory to the Palace of Night.
  antimuzak | May 26, 2007 |
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Teixeira de Mattos, AlexanderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mytyl: Tyltyl?
Tyltyl: Are you asleep?
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Tyltyl: No: how can I be asleep when I'm talking to you?
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Using art based on designs for the film, The Blue Bird, the author recounts his version of two children's search for the bluebird of happiness. Suggested level: primary.

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