The Nightingale

The Nightingale

Book - 2011
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Though the emperor banishes the nightingale in preference of a jeweled mechanical imitation, the little bird remains faithful and returns years later when the emperor is near death and no one else can help him.
Publisher: New York : NorthSouth Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780735840294
Branch Call Number: FT NIG
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col .ill


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Apr 27, 2015

This Hans Christian Andersen fairytale is lovingly translated and beautifully illustrated in this Children's Picture Book (of the sort that parents read to their children.) I highly recommend this tale and this edition for adults as well as children. This story of an emperor who replaces his live nightingale with a bejeweled machine nightingale that sings perfectly but eventually breaks down resonates even more today with the virtual realities offered us. The poignant ending is very moving.

Nov 07, 2014

Very good book

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