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Hardcover Princess September and the Nightingale (The Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature) Book

ISBN: 0195124804

ISBN13: 9780195124804

Princess September and the Nightingale (The Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature)

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First published in 1939 and long out of print, W. Somerset Maugham's PRINCESS SEPTEMBER AND THE NIGHTINGALE is now reissued with original text and illustrations. The story is a classic fairytale of Siam (now Thailand). The ninth daughter of the king is the object of envy by her sisters, who try to kill her lucky nightingale. But the bird's life is saved, and all is well. Color illustrations.

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A classic lesson for people of all ages.

This book was a pure joy to read. Even though it's meant for children, I received it as a gift and intend to read it to my daughter when she's old enough to understand. The person who gave the book to me knew that I, like you, would appreciate the dreamlike environment in which the book is set. It makes for a golden-threaded background for another lesson based on the golden rule--with a twist. Instead of "Do Unto Others As You Would Be Treated", it's more of a "Do As They Want to Be Treated."The words used and the way the story is told keeps the tale alive and interesting for both adults and children. (Adults in particular would enjoy the "knowing way" in which certain descriptions are slipped in.)
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