The Rooster Prince of Breslov.pdf
This picture book brings a light touch and engaging silliness to the story of a prince who rejects the lavish luxury of his upbringing in favor of a life as . . . a rooster. The only person who can persuade the prince to reconsider is neither a doctor nor a magician but a wise teacher who is willing to become a rooster too. Told to the author by her grandmother, who brought it from Eastern Europe a century ago, this traditional tale is accompanied by strikingly witty and graceful illustrations that add their own folkloric flavor. Author's note.
"Her [Stampler] witty, dialogue-based storytelling nicely dramatizes such concepts as excess, sufficiency, and the relationship between learning compassion and attaining 'moral authority.'"--Horn Book
Ann Redisch Stampler is an author and folklorist who has written several picture books based on Jewish folklore. She lives in Los Angeles. Eugene Yelchin is a Russian-born painter and illustrator. The Rooster Prince of Breslov is his first project for Clarion Books. He lives in California with his family. His web site is www.eugeneyelchinbooks.com.