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The Queen with Bees in Her Hair

Harness, Cheryl

ISBN 10: 0805017151 / ISBN 13: 9780805017151
Published by Henry Holt, 1993
Used Condition: Very good Hardcover
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1st ptg., 4to picture book, illustrated boards, signed by the author/illustrator on title page. Small gift inscription on front endpaper, "Autograph" sticker on front, else near fine in near fine, unclipped dj. Signed by author. Bookseller Inventory # 5663

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Title: The Queen with Bees in Her Hair

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Harness, Cheryl

Book Condition:Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st ed

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Relates how a silly queen and a hermit king come to join their separate kingdoms into one.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 3-- This original fairy tale delights the eye while it wearies the mind. Every page is filled with drawings in the style of classic 19th-century illustrators. However, embellishment and detail are loaded on a story that cannot support them because it ignores even the basics of the genre. There is no appropriate cause and effect; instead of danger there is self-indulgence; instead of obstacles there are inconveniences. Queen Ruby adorns her long red hair with the finest roses in order to please her subjects, whom she reasons must be tired of her ordinary crown. The roses attract bees, and so annoy her that she orders them banished across the wall to the neighboring realm of the hermit King Harry. The next week, crimson trumpet flowers cause hummingbirds to swarm her; they, too, go the way of the bees. A wreath of blackberries fares no better, nor do the songbirds that peck her head, and they are also sent to the adjoining kingdom. Of course, she has to bring back the bees and the birds so that the crops (and her people) are not impoverished by lack of pollination. She meets King Harry, and all ends happily. The ample surface beauty of these pages, lovingly executed in precise pen and ink work, is no match for the weak text. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, VA
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