Saturday, October 8, 2016
The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend
author: Aaron Shepard
average rating: 3.94
book published: 1997
read at: 2016/10/08
date added: 2016/10/08
'The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend' by Aaron Shepard and illustrated by Gennady Spirin is a wonderfully told and illustrated story from another time and place.
Sadko loves to play his twelve-strig gusli. He's good so he gets invited to play at feasts. He also like to play beside the River Vokhov that runs through his town of Novgorod. This is what leads him to meet the Kind of the Sea, and eventually his daughter. The rest you will have to find out for yourself.
It's a beautiful story told very well. The illustrations are sumptuous and carry the reader away to far off places. The book was first published in the late 90s, and won quite a few awards. It deserves to be a classic. I'm glad to see it reprinted here for a new audience.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Skyhook Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
via Wayne's bookshelf: read http://ift.tt/2dCDJFz