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The Twins and the Bird of Darkness: A Hero Tale from the Caribbean (edition 2002)

by Robert D. San Souci, Terry Widener (Illustrator)

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Title:The Twins and the Bird of Darkness: A Hero Tale from the Caribbean
Authors:Robert D. San Souci
Other authors:Terry Widener (Illustrator)
Info:Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (2002), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Picture Book, K-3, Ethnic

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The Twins and the Bird of Darkness: A Hero Tale from the Caribbean by Robert D. San Souci



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This is a tale about a Caribbean hero . The king and his daughter, Princess Marie find the kingdom envaded by an evil bird. The bird wants the king's daughter but he refuses,so the bird refuses to leave. The king sends in his army of men but they are easily defeated by the evil bird. What will the king or the bird do next? I think this would be a good book for the students to roll play/act out some scenes from just to get the students really into the story.
  Tryante | Nov 23, 2012 |
Princess Marie is taken by Bird of Darkness. Her father, the kind, made a promise that the man who found his daughter would be rewarded with marrying Princess Marie. Twin brothers Soliday and Salacota were total opposite. Soliday wanted to find Princess Marie while Salacato was lazy, fearful, and selfish and wanted no part. With financial help of his grandmother, Soliday decides to find the Princess. Salacota decides to join Soliday at the last minute and they set sail. When they reach the island, Soliday is ready to take on the Bird of Darkness while Salacota stayed back to eat and drink water. After several days, Soliday defeats the Bird of Darkness but has to return to the boat for his ax. He slips and falls and Salacota refuses to help and leaves his brother to go rescue Princess Marie. Salacota and Princess Marie return home but Princess Marie felt like something just was not right and puts the wedding off for one year and one day. One year later, Soliday makes his return home to declare his defeat and he and Princess Marie marry. ( )
  taramankin | Feb 29, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689833431, Hardcover)

When a benevolent king and his daughter, Princess Marie, find their peaceful kingdom threatened by an enormous, evil, seven-headed bird, the brave princess offers herself as the bird's hostage in order to prevent the entire kingdom from being thrust into eternal darkness.

As soon as Soliday, a kindhearted, hardworking, and generous youth hears about the princess's sacrifice, he vows to kill the Bird of Darkness and save Marie. His identical twin brother -- the jealous, lazy, and dishonest Salacotta -- accompanies Soliday on the dangerous journey, but doesn't lift a finger in order to rescue the princess or slay the monstrous bird. And the second Salacotta sees his chance to claim that he was the one who freed the princess, he does just that.

Will Soliday be able to convince everyone that he is indeed who he says? Will his brother admit his treachery? Will Soliday ever be able to trust his twin again?

This timeless and resonant folktale about the forces of good and evil and the redemptive power of brotherly love is the perfect story for the ages.

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When the Bird of Darkness takes Princess Marie, twin brothers Soliday, who is brave and kind, and Salacota, who is cowardly, set off to fight the beast and rescue the princess.

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