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The Rooster Prince of Breslov
by Ann Redisch Stampler, illus. by Eugene Yelchin
This picture book brings a light touch and engaging silliness to the story of a prince who rejects the lavish luxury of his upbringing in favor of a life as . . . a rooster. The only person who can persuade the prince to reconsider is neither a doctor nor a magician but a wise teacher who is willing to become a rooster too. Told to the author by her grandmother, who brought it from Eastern Europe a century ago, this traditional tale is accompanied by strikingly witty and graceful illustrations that add their own folkloric flavor.
Recommended for ages five to eight.
Hardcover, 32 pages. Published by Clarion Books, 2010.