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The Tale of The Firebird by Gennady Spirin
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The Tale of The Firebird

by Gennady Spirin

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I found this book very difficult to follow and probably wouldn't recommend it for children. The illustrations however are amazing and beautiful and would be a great book for children to look through since the illustrations tell the story.
  Jacqcar | Apr 20, 2016 |
The art is ornate and lovely as a Faberge egg, as architecturally impressive as the Kremlin, and is definitely a visual representation of a wealthy, romantic and magical Russian dream world. The stylized, perhaps racially insensitive renderings of the exotic kings and their lands capture the popular image of them during the pre-colonial age rather than the reality of the middle east and far eastern dynasties and empires. The story is well crafted and the art breathtaking.
  dcaitlyn | Apr 27, 2012 |
This Russian folktale is a wonderful story with the theme demonstrating the importance of love and honesty. This folktale exemplifies the pattern of 3s....the main character has to go out on 3 different quest. In the end, his ability to do as he is instructed without trying to be sneaky and give into temptation pays off with the greatest reward of true love. ( )
  ktibbs | Apr 29, 2009 |
A typical convoluted, bizare folk tale, but one with beautiful illustrations. ( )
  furthur66 | Sep 8, 2006 |
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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.

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When Prince Ivan sets out to find the Firebird for his father the tsar, he must complete a series of tasks before obtaining the Firebird and winning the hand of a beautiful princess.

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