The Rooster Prince of Breslov

By Stampler, Ann Redisch

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ISBN
978-0-61898-974-4
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2010

Gr 1-3 Then the prince rips off his clothes and insists on crouching naked on the floor and crowing like a rooster, the king and queen offer a bag of gold to anyone who can cure him. The doctor, the magicians, and the sorcerers all fail. Yet a frail old man with a very peculiar plan turns the rooster prince into a real mensch, full of com...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2010

A venerable Yiddish tale with a message for our time: a prince who continually gets more than he wants ("When he asked for a raisin, he was given a silver bowl of candied plums") finally cries, "Enough!"—then throws off his clothes, crows, and acts like a rooster. Distressed, his parents offer a rich reward for curing him. When neither pills nor spells avail, an old man appears with a wiser plan: by imitating the boy, he lures him into conversation ("I am a rooster...do you mind if I share your corn?"). Soon the two are sharing more h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

In this venerable Yiddish tale, a prince throws off his clothes and acts like a rooster. Cures fail, but an old man has a plan:...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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