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The fool of the world and the flying ship; a Russian tale / retold by Arthur Ransome. Pictures by Uri Shulevitz.

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  • Physical Description: 48 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24x27cm
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1968]

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General Note: Caldecott Medal Winner, 1969.
"An Ariel book."
"Originally published in 1916 as part of [the author's] Old Peter's Russian tales."
Summary, etc.: When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.
Subject: Folklore > Soviet Union > Juvenile literature.
Caldecott Medal.

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