Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Paterson, who is best known to an older audience, weaves a princess tale with a couple of twists. The King and Queen proclaim a feast to celebrate Miranda's birth, but the whole castle falls asleep before the guests arrive. So when Miranda's fairy godmother finally appears, she gifts the child with the ability to be truly awake all her days. As Miranda grows, she studies castle life, and when her parents die, and the nobles tell her she can't be queen, she goes off to learn what her people's lives are really like. . . . The importance of listening, the courage to make a difference, the certainty that good takes time are ideas skillfully presented and lessons that make the lattice of the story. Vagin . . . contributes dry, slightly exaggerated pen-and- watercolor images that support the wry slant of the text." Booklist, ALA. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In this amusing, eloquently told story, created by Katherine Paterson specifically for artist Vladimir Vagin to illustrate with his beautifully detailed watercolors, there was born a wise little princess who was different from everyone else. Miranda had been granted the gift of being wide awake all her waking hours. Thus, unlike those before her, she was able to see that the peasants of the kingdom were overworked and starving while the nobles lived in selfish luxury. Miranda, with confidence and determination, forms an innovative plan to help her people overcome their oppression, and in the process reveals the power of words to vanquish ignorance and bring about change.
Über den Autor:
Katherine Paterson?s international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal (Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved) and the National Book Award (The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer), she has received many accolades for her body of work, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor?s Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. She was also named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2010-2011. Ms. Paterson is vice president of the National Children?s Book and Literacy Alliance (www.thencbla.org), which is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization. The NCBLA?s innovative projects actively promote literacy, literature, libraries, and the arts. She is both an Alida Cutts Lifetime Member of the United States Board on Books for Young People (www.usbby.org) and a lifetime member of the International Board on Books for Young People (www.ibby.org). She and her husband, John, live in Barre, Vermont. They have four children and seven grandchildren. For more information, visit www.terabithia.com.
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. Library Binding. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89564374
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. Library Binding. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP10851582
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2587067505
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0395537770I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0395537770I5N10
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0395537770 Ex-library book with usual markings. Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines. Nice copy. Gift inscription inside cover. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0395537770Z3
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0395537770
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803955377703.0
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0395537770 **SIGNED COPY** Signed by author with dedication "To Karen". Book near perfect. Looks unread. DJ excellent. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1243154
Buchbeschreibung Clarion Books, New York, NY, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Vagin, Vladimir (illustrator). First Edition. Inscribed by Author(s). INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR - This is a beautifully-illustrated book about a lovely princess. Her parents, who were quite self-absorbed, died when she was a child. She was born with a gift, though, the gift of being wide awake while the others in the kingdom snoozed their days away. So when she was told she was not fit to rule the kingdom by three noblemen, she set off to meet the people of the kingdom in hopes that she might learn to be a good queen. The wide-awake princess saw the state of the peasants: They were starving while the greedy nobles lived in selfish luxury. The princess, also quite clever, taught the peasants in her country how to make better lives for themselves. A wonderful read-aloud book that children will enjoy. The jacket has a few wrinkles in it, and is in a protective cover. Inscribed on the title page. 4to - over 9Â¾ - 12" tall. Illustrator: Vagin, Vladimir. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Childrens Book::Read Aloud; Children::Signed; Children::Fairy Tales. Inscribed by Author(s). ISBN: 0395537770. ISBN/EAN: 9780395537770. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 003660. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003660