The Wise Queen: A Traditional European Folktale

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A girl's cleverness helps her not only to become the queen, but to keep that position as well.

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From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2 This European tale is also known by the title "The Clever Peasant Girl." Iwasaki's watercolor interpretations, originally designed for the Japanese edition, exquisitely reflect the essence of the message. "Once upon a time" unfolds the tale of a king who weds a clever girl after she solves two of his riddles. Despite her cleverness, the king makes her promise not to interfere with his decisions in the court of law. When the queen counsels a boy who has unjustly lost his calf in court, the king finds out and forces her to leave the palace. As her final wish, the queen asks to take home with her the one thing she loves the most, to which the king agrees. When the king wakes up in the queen's father's house, he realizes the extent of her cleverness and the depth of her love. "And ever afterwards, the king consulted his queen in all his decisions." This timeless tale aptly retold is as straight-forward and direct as the queen herself. The illustrations reflect the simplicity of the writing and focus attention on king and queen; unfortunately, the king's face appears distorted in each picture, making him unusually unattractive for no apparent reason. However, children will love the challenge of the riddles and will delight in the surprise outcome. Cathy Woodward, Lima City Schools, Ohio
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

The Wise Queen introduces American readers to a charming European folktale. When the king orders his minister to "sell two thousand of my sheep" but "bring me back the sheep as well as the price you're paid for them," the poor minister is at a loss. His clever daughter, however, solves the dilemma so inventively that the king marries her. Eventually her superior skills begin to irritate the king, but their love for one another wins the day. Children, who are fascinated by contradiction, will enjoy the book's puzzles. They will also appreciate its humorous depiction of the gentle sparring that is part of married life. Iwasaki's dramatic pictures focus on the two main characters' humanity: these are passionate people operating against the grand backdrop of a kingdom.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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