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The Pirate Princess and other Fairy Tales (2005)

by Neil Philip

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The characters of these seven fairy tales by Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav are dreamers, darers, doers, questers, finders, keepers, sages, seekers. Their stories will remind you of every fairy tale you've ever known, though they are like none you've ever read before: fascinating adventures folded with deep spiritual meaning, vividly rendered by storyteller Neil Philip and illustrated by artist Mark Weber.*

These little-known stories will appeal to the young and young-at-heart of all ages from the read-to-me set all the way up to adults who enjoy a flight of fancy from time to time. The book is generously illustrated, with color pictures on nearly every page; in fact, some pictures take an entire page all to themselves, yet care was taken to see that the pictures enhance the stories.

The typeface is large and easy to read, with generous spacing between the lines of text. In all, this is a quality production that would be a wonderful gift for the children on your Christmas giving list, perhaps even one that will be cherished by the whole family.

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This lavishly illustrated anthology of seven fairy tales includes:


The Pirate Princess

The Fixer

The Gem Prince

The Treasure

The Merchant and The Poor Man

The Turkey Prince

The Lost Princess

Notes on the Stories

For Furthrer Reading (A bibliography)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590108557, Hardcover)

Princesses and poor men, rascals and reversals: In seven fairy tales rich in story, beauty, and meaning, Neil Philip and Mark Weber celebrate the incredible work of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav.

Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav said, "If one is to believe what people say, stories are written to put them to sleep. I tell mine to wake them up." In this first-ever collection of his tales for a general audience, a princess becomes a pirate in her quest for her one true love; a poor man hopes to uncover treasure in a faraway city; a young prince suffers from a mysterious malady; and a fixer shows the king the way to happiness. These seven stories of dreamers and doers are beautifully retold by master folklorist Neil Philip, with jewel-toned Chagallesque illustrations by noted artist Mark Weber.

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