The Nightingale

The Nightingale

Book - 2011
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The Chinese emperor is so impressed by a golden, bejeweled nightingale that he rejects his living pet nightingale, but when he falls ill, only the song of the real nightingale can save him.
Publisher: New York : North-South, 2011
ISBN: 9780735840294
0735840296
Branch Call Number: J Fiction
Characteristics: [26] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Vainio, Pirkko

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GuyN
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.

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tongtongLu
Nov 07, 2014

Very good book

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