☆ Download Online A Gift for the King A Persian Tale [PDF] By Christopher Manson

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A Gift for the King A Persian Tale
Kindergarten Grade 3 This retelling of a 2,000 year old Persian folk tale has the straightforward clarity of one of Aesop s fables When incredibly wealthy King Artaxerxes takes a walk into the desert, his subjects strew his way with luxuries But the only gift that gives him pleasure is a cool drink of water when he is thirsty In the course of illustrating this wholeso Kindergarten Grade 3 This retelling of a 2,000 year old Persian folk tale has the straightforward clarity of one of Aesop s fables When incredibly wealthy King Artaxerxes takes a walk into the desert, his subjects strew his way with luxuries But the only gift that gives him pleasure is a cool drink of water when he is thirsty In the course of illustrating this wholesome message, Manson gives his readers page after page of lavish animated scenes, apparently derived from ancient Persian wall carvings, which depict in glorious detail the tempting self indulgence of the king s life before he stumbles into the moral While there is neither the archeological thoroughness nor the artistic integration of text and illustrations which is found in the earlier retelling of mid Eastern legend in Bernarda Bryson s Gilgamesh Holt, 1967 ochokengtitik

titikchokeng , Manson s work is for younger readers and does a lively job of giving a sense of ancient times The text has a pleasant rhythm which begs to be read aloud As in Linda Shute s Momotaro the Peach Boy Lothrop, 1986 , this story is enhanced by a small source section at the end which gives detail of life at that place and time A simple story, well told and satisfying Sally T Margolis, formerly at The Newport Schools, Kensington, MDCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc

Title : A Gift for the King A Persian Tale
Pages : 32 pages
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Author :  Christopher Manson
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Language : English


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