Using elements of traditional Celtic lore, relates how Kate helps her stepsister Meghan to break the spell that has given her the head of a sheep....
|Title||:||Noble-Hearted Kate (Timeless Tales)|
|Number of Pages||:||64 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Noble-Hearted Kate (Timeless Tales) Reviews
Short chapter book based on the traditional English tale, "Kate Crackernuts," with a touch of Tam Lin. The repetition and magical elements definitely give it a folktale quality, though the language does not always live up to the material. Kate is the traditional kind-hearted maiden, but there is a twist: her stepsister Meghan is the more beautiful. However, Kate's mother contrives to disfigure Meghan so that Kate will be the one to shine by comparison. Kate, however, foils her plan when she works with the despairing Meghan to restore her fair face. The lush, full-color illustrations by Winslow Pels illuminate the whimsical story.
Kate sets out to help her stepsister, who has fallen under a curse. With the help of the Salmon of Wisdom and the Tree of Knowledge, noble Kate sets right a wrong and finds love and happiness in the bargain. Mayer weaves traditional Celtic elements in her sweet version of this folktale. With exquisite, full color illustrations by Winslow Pels. Grades 3-6."CIP: "Using elements of traditional Celtic lore, relates how Kate helps her stepsister Meghan to break the spell that has given her the head of a sheep."Note: I was unable to find any published reviews of this book.
A great autumn season story with vivid mythology. I liked this tale, and the chapters were just the right length for a leisurely bedtime story for the wee ones. I think I might purchase this one, as I liked the references to Samhain and the salmon of wisdom and the hazelnut wand. Found this in a list of books recommended for Pagan kids and picked it up from the library.
A blend of many myths and fairy-stories, accompanied by illustrations (I think in colored pencil). The pictures were my favorite part, along with the appearance of the salmon of knowledge.
I love the way Marianna Mayer retells fairy tales.