Book Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 32

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781566560214 HB
ISBN: 9781566560078 PB

Imprint: Crocodile Books

Illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson

Illustrations: full-color

Ages: 3 to 8

Release date: 10/15/16

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The Crystal Mountain

By • Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson

Paperback $ 8.95 | Hardback $ 17.95

“Ruth Sanderson uses threads of Chinese and Norwegian folklore in The Crystal Mountain, an alluring rendition of the ‘magic brocade,’ this time set in fifteenth-century Europe. A stunning collection of intricate, textured paintings will enchant as the story of a humble weaver, covetous faeries, a mysterious stranger, and, of course, a quest befitting a brave and dashing hero – complete with magic whistle and magnificent steeds – unfolds in vivid detail, bringing the weaver’s beautiful tapestry to life.” – Foreword Magazine

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About this book

The youngest of three sons embarks on a daring quest to outwit the fairy thieves who stole his mother's tapestry.

When a weaver dreams of a lush land, she works tirelessly to recreate the place in a beautiful tapestry. But she and her three sons barely have time to admire her handiwork when the tapestry is stolen by jealous fairies. First Leon, the strong eldest son, then Blaine, the intellectual second son, vow to retrieve the tapestry. Yet neither Leon's strength nor Blaine's intelligence is enough to carry them to the tapestry's whereabouts- high atop a shimmering crystal mountain. When his brothers fail to return, Perrin, the youngest son, sets off to recover the tapestry. Perrin's determination and talent help him outwit the fairy thieves- proving that the mightiest hero is often the most unlikely.

Ruth Sanderson weaves a magical spell in this retelling of an enchanting tale.

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About the author

Ruth Sanderson is the highly acclaimed illustrator of over 75 books for children. Her fairy tale retellings include The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Rose Red and Snow White, The Snow Princess, and The Crystal Mountain. Her original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won both the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award was given to her retelling of The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Magic Ring.

She lives with her husband in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Reviews

“Ruth Sanderson uses threads of Chinese and Norwegian folklore in The Crystal Mountain, an alluring rendition of the ‘magic brocade,’ this time set in fifteenth-century Europe. A stunning collection of intricate, textured paintings will enchant as the story of a humble weaver, covetous faeries, a mysterious stranger, and, of course, a quest befitting a brave and dashing hero – complete with magic whistle and magnificent steeds – unfolds in vivid detail, bringing the weaver’s beautiful tapestry to life.” – Foreword Magazine

Additional information

Author

Sanderson, Ruth

Inprint

Crocodile Books

Pages

32

Type

HB, PB

Illustrator

Sanderson, Ruth

Illustrations

full-color

Age

3 to 8

Release date

10/15/16

Author Home

USA

Format

8.5" x 11"

Reviews

"Ruth Sanderson uses threads of Chinese and Norwegian folklore in The Crystal Mountain , an alluring rendition of the "magic brocade , "å this time set in fifteenth-century Europe. A stunning collection of intricate , textured paintings will enchant as the story of a humble weaver , covetous faeries , a mysterious stranger , and , of course , a quest befitting a brave and dashing hero –complete with magic whistle and magnificent steeds–unfolds in vivid detail , bringing the weaver\\\'s beautiful tapestry to life."å – Foreword Magazine

MainReview

"Ruth Sanderson uses threads of Chinese and Norwegian folklore in The Crystal Mountain, an alluring rendition of the "magic brocade, "å this time set in fifteenth-century Europe. A stunning collection of intricate, textured paintings will enchant as the story of a humble weaver, covetous faeries, a mysterious stranger, and, of course, a quest befitting a brave and dashing hero –complete with magic whistle and magnificent steeds–unfolds in vivid detail, bringing the weaver\\\'s beautiful tapestry to life."å – Foreword Magazine