The rumor of Pavel & Paali : a Ukrainian folktale / adapted by Carole Kismaric ; illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak.

When cruel Pavel wins a wager against his kind twin brother Paali, he exacts a terrible price, but greed soon leads Pavel to his downfall.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Kismaric, Carole, 1942-
Other Authors: Mikolaycak, Charles, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Published: [New York] : Harper & Row, c1988.
Edition:1st ed.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

This exotic retelling of a Ukrainian folktale may be too sophisticated for some readers; others will revel in its lush design and folkloric patterned-illustrations. Pavel and Paali are twins; Paali is gentle and kind and Pavel is grasping and despotic. Pavel tricks Paali out of all his possessions and eventually causes his brother to lose both eyes. Lost in the woods, Paali overhears the evil spirits telling how he can regain his sight, how the village can find water and how the king's daughter can be healed. In classic fairy-tale fashion, Paali's goodness redeems him, while Pavel is taken away to become another of the evil spirits. Kismaric delivers this stark tale of retribution skillfully; Mikolaycak's dark, richly rendered paintings add a ghostly resonance. Ages 6-8. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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