The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend

By: Shepard, Aaron

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First edition. Signed by illustrator without inscription. An excellent copy. 1997 Large Hardcover. Sadko the musician loved his city of Novgorod, the richest and most free in all Russia. With its great feasts, its white stone churches, its merchant visitors from many lands, Sadko felt there was no better place to be. Yet he was lonely too, for the rich young ladies who danced to his music would never favor anyone so poor. One night he takes his twelve-string gusli and goes alone to play by the River Volkhov. Suddenly from the water rises the Sea King, who invites the astonished musician to play at his underwater palace. But how will Sadko get there? And how will he get back? And will he want to return at all, when he meets the Sea King's lovely daughter? One of the most popular legends of Russia, Sadko's story is found in medieval epic ballads, as well as in a popular opera by Rimsky-Korsakov. It is retold here in elegant prose, complemented by the entrancing illustrations of a modern Russian master.

Title: The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend

Author: Shepard, Aaron

Illustrator: Spirin, Gennady

Categories: Picture Books, Signed, Russian, Modern First Editions, Folklore & Mythology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers: 1997

ISBN Number: 0689807597

ISBN Number 13: 9780689807596

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2303008

Keywords: CHILDREN JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS FICTION FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY SEA KINGS DAUGHTER RUSSIAN LEGEND RUSSIA RUSSIAN HISTORY,