Clever Katarina: A Tale in Six Parts

 
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Clever Katarina: A Tale in Six Parts
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Release Date
October 10, 2006
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0887767648
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In the grand tradition of fairy tales, clever and beautiful Katarina must solve the king’s riddle in order to become queen, or risk her dear father going to prison. She must get to the castle — not clothed, yet not naked; not riding, yet not walking; not on the road, yet not off the road. Will kindhearted Katarina be able to solve the riddle and save her father from his fate?

Renowned storyteller Ken Setterington has borrowed from European folk traditions to tell an enchanting story of a young girl — intelligent, observant, and pure of heart — whose sensitivity and acumen saves the day.

Nelly and Ernst Hofer’s delicate cut-paper art of scherenschnitt makes this storybook an exquisite addition to any collection.

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"I will give you a riddle, and if you can solve it, I shall marry you and you can become my queen...Tomorrow, come to me not clothed, and yet not naked; not riding, and yet not walking; not on the road, and yet not off the road...If you fail, then I will send your father back to prison, and there he will remain."

Clever Katarina's wit are put to the test when her father accidentally insults the king and she must answer a riddle in order to win his freedom. Ken Setterington's elegant prose crafts an appealing story with an intelligent and kind-hearted heroine that children will love. Nelly and Ernst Hofer's stunningly intricate paper-cuttings perfectly capture the atmosphere of this heart-warming tale. A must for fairy tale lovers.
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