The Resource The Firebird, [retold and illustrated by] Demi

The Firebird, [retold and illustrated by] Demi

Label
The Firebird
Title
The Firebird
Statement of responsibility
[retold and illustrated by] Demi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Dimitri, a young, foolish archer, finds a feather from the legendary Firebird, his wise and magical Horse of Power warns him that it will bring nothing but trouble. But Dimitri picks up the feather anyway. He presents it to the greedy Tsar Ivan, who sends the young archer on increasingly more difficult missions, from capturing the Firebird itself to retrieving the fairy princess Vassilissa from the edge of the world. Fortunately, Dimitri's clever Horse of Power helps him fulfill the tsar's wishes - and win the hand of the fairy princess
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Review
Ivan the Terrible has a handsome young archer named Dimitri. Against his magic horse's advice, Dimitri brings the Czar a feather from the Firebird, but the ungrateful Ivan demands that Dimitri fetch him the entire bird. With the help of his horse, Dimitri does so. The Czar then orders him to go to the Land of Never and bring him the fairy princess Vassilissa for him to marry. The horse is pessimistic, but Dimitri obeys. Vassilissa falls for the young archer and stalls. She asks that Dimitri go again to the Land of Never to retrieve her wedding gown. When Dimitri returns with the dress, Vassilissa stalls again. She says she will not be married until Dimitri jumps into a pot of boiling water. Dimitri's horse advises him to do it, and Vassilissa sprinkles magic dust into the pot so that when Dimitri leaps in he is turned into a handsome prince. The ugly old Czar tries the same thing, but he just dies. Everyone else lives happily ever after, which makes the horse's dire warnings a mystery. Demi's (Demi's Dragons and Fantastic Creatures, 1993, etc.) adaptation of this folktale lacks luster, despite all its gilding. (Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 1994)
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082895
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Zhar-ptit︠s︡a
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demi
Dewey number
[398.24]
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Firebird, [retold and illustrated by] Demi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780805032444
Lccn
94004376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The Firebird, [retold and illustrated by] Demi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780805032444
Lccn
94004376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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