Follows Maximilian, son of King Ferdinand of Austria, and his wedding present the elephant Soliman, in their procession from Spain to Vienna in 1551.
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Text: English, German (translation)From Publishers Weekly:
In 1551, a royal wedding took place in Spain between Max, the son of King Ferdinand the First of Austria, to Maria, the daughter of Emperor Charles the Fifth. Max was a little preoccupied during the ceremony. He couldn't take his eyes of one of the wedding presentsan elephant. He named the beast Suleiman, after the Turkish sultan who was trying to overthrow the city of Vienna. Max and Maria tried to return to Vienna, when their ships were attacked by pirates. The sudden appearance of the elephant frightened the attackers away. From Genoa, Max and Maria journeyed by land, and everywhere the newlyweds went they were greeted by crowds and celebrations. When at last they reached Vienna, they learned that the Viennese themselves had fought off the Turks. Emperor Maximilian the Second and his wife Maria went on to have 16 children. All of this is based on an historical incident, and there are inns along the path they took that are named for Suleiman. Even if it weren't true, Rettich's humorous telling is engaging, as are her festive watercolors, in rich russets, wine reds and medieval tones of gray.
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Descripción Lothrop Lee & Shepard, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. Margret Rettich Ilustrador. First American Edition First Printing. Ex-Library with Usual Markings. Nº de ref. de la librería 0225545
Descripción Lothrop Lee & Shepard, New York, NY, 1986. Library Binding. First Edition USA, so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean; light shelving wear to the lower extremities; a former owner's short gift inscription at the front free endpaper; a child has affixed some small animal stickers at the front pastedown endpaper; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows moderate wear to extremities, with sever short, closed tears; mild rubbing to the panels; the price has been clipped. "Library Edition" sticker wrapped around the bottom of the spine. Overall, remains a handsome copy in a moderately worn DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.65 x 8.5 x 0.65 inches). Translated from the German by Elizabeth D. Crawford. Weight: 13.9 ounces. Hardback with DJ. This entertaining picture book presents a historical event to primary-age children. In 1551 Crown Prince Maximilian of Austria travelled homeward across the Alps from Spain with his bride Princess Maria and their wedding gifts, most notably an elephant named Suleiman. To this day there are mementoes in many European villages of Suleiman's visit. Suleiman and his royal owners then settled in a castle near Vienna which is now a zoo. Rettich tells an enjoyable story which helps the history lesson go down like a spoonful of sugar. One is reminded of Jean Fritz' biographies for younger readers. The illustrations crowd every page and are full of colorful, good-humored details. An excellent way to teach history to primary-grade children. First Edition USA, so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Nº de ref. de la librería 48351
Descripción Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, NY, 1986. Permabound. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Margret Rettich Ilustrador. First United States Edition. Story of Suleiman the elephant in 1551 he journeyed from Spain through Italy, the Tyrol, and Austria, to Vienna. Suleiman was a wedding present to Maximilian, son of King Ferdinand of Austria. Many full page color illust. int. vg, dj mylar wrap taped to book dj price clipped, card pocket ffep, some lib. stamps & markers . Nº de ref. de la librería 11312B
Descripción Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1986. Library Binding. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG068805742X