The King and the Magician (inbunden)
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Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
'Gusti' (ill.)
52 colour
305 x 254 x 13 mm
681 g
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The King and the Magician (inbunden)

The King and the Magician

Inbunden Engelska, 2014-09-18
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In this beautifully illustrated story with a timeless message, a feared and cruel king learns of a wise magician in his kingdom who is rumored to be even more powerful than himself. The magician can predict the future, and even worse, he is more popular than the fearsome king. Jealous and insecure, the enraged king plots to destroy this enemy. But, being a magician, he has a trick up his sleeve that saves his own life and the king's. With help from an unexpected friend, the king transforms from a feared and brutal monarch to a beloved leader. Enduring messages about the power of wisdom and compassion are conveyed in a classic storytelling style and outstanding, original artwork.
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"In a well-shaped original fairy tale, Argentine writer Bucay tells the story of a king who transforms from windbag to wise man with the help of an even wiser man... Bucay's text in an uncredited translation is appropriately folkloric and tinged with humor. Gusti's artwork is a potpourri of dreamy shapes mingled with the sharp edges of turrets, tiles, cypress trees, a crescent moon and speckled clouds. Charming and instructive: It's as if Machiavelli had been turned upside down and given a good shake." --Kirkus Reviews "A well-written and beautifully illustrated tale for readers of all ages...The story conveys an important lesson about the importance of ruling fairly. Gusti's unique and angular illustrations are rich in form and texture and will draw readers deep into the story." -School Library Journal "An ironfisted king gets a subtle education in the value of kindness in this lovely folktale from Agentinean writer Bucay...Gold detailing, including the text of the story, provides a regal air as Gusti's stylized collages express a spectrum of emotions, from the sinister jealousy that originally drives the king to the genuine trust and friendship that blossom between the two men." -Publisher's Weekly Web Exclusive, Starred Review "This large-format picture book, originally published in Spain, presents a rewarding story with an appended moral, gracefully written as a letter from the king to his son. The striking collage illustrations incorporate digitally manipulated elements such as paintings, drawings, papers, and fabrics...A strong choice for reading and discussion." -Booklist

Övrig information

Jorge Bucay grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Now a doctor and writer, he previously held many jobs, including taxi driver, clown, and street vendor. He has written more than 20 successful books that have been translated into over 20 languages, including English, Chinese, Polish, Greek, Russian, and Hebrew. Jorge has memorised more than 1,500 stories that he loves to tell to audiences around the world. Gusti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a pencil in his hand, according to his mother. In 1985, he moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he works as an illustrator. He has won many awards for his illustrations and teaches drawing at schools, libraries, and cultural centers.