The minstrel and the dragon pup

by Sutcliff, Rosemary.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Sutcliff
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j Fic Sutcliff
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Children's Non Fiction j 398.2 SUT
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Children's Non Fiction
Call Number  j 398.2 SUT
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC SUTCLIFF
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK SUT
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK SUT
When the dragon pup is stolen, the minstrel's songs suffer accordingly.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. In this delightful fairy tale, a wandering minstrel finds a baby dragon and adopts it as his pet. But when the two stop at a fair, a traveling showman steals the dragon because he thinks he can train it to perform tricks that people will pay to see. Heartbroken, the minstrel wanders the kingdom looking for his friend. Finally, he comes to the king's palace, where he finds his dragon imprisoned in the king's zoo. The king is in no mood to release the dragon, because the young prince is very ill, but the minstrel plays a tune that cures the prince, and the king rewards him by returning his pet and promising to protect the dragon from ever being stolen again. Sutcliff has written a beautifully crafted, magical, mesmerizing tale with an original twist. Children will be enchanted not only with the unusual story, but also with the evocative and out-of-the-ordinary words, such as griffin and wyvern, that Sutcliff uses. Each page of the book is highly stylized and original, with marbleized borders, decorative panels, and richly colored illustrations reminiscent of Renaissance art. Because of the sophisticated vocabulary and concepts, the amount of text on each page, and the sheer length of the story, this is probably best suited to older children with longer attention spans. ~--Emily Melton"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a starred review, PW called this tale of a minstrel who discovers an unusual egg "captivating" and "timeless," and, combined with Clark's Piero della Francesca-inspired artwork, "a truly elegant package." Ages 5-up. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dragons -- Fiction.
Minstrels -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston, Mass. :Candlewick Press,1993
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Contributors Chichester Clark, Emma.
Language English
Notes "First published in Great Britain in 1993 by Walker Books Ltd., London."--Page facing t.p.
Description 42 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 1564020983 (hardcover) :
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