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

Written by Aaron Shepard & illustrated by Gennady Spirin
Published by Atheneum
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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780689807596
    Publication Date
    October 1, 1997
    Reading Age
    6 - 9 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0689807597

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