Monday, February 11, 2008

The Bearskinner: a Tale of the Brothers Grimm, retold by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Max Grafe

A destitute soldier makes a dreadful bargain with the devil. Riches will be his--if he wears a bearskin for seven years. It's not so terrible at first, but then it grows rotten and heavy and all humans despise his company. Will the soldier have to surrender his soul, or will he discover that what he does with his riches can make all things bearable? A wonderful retelling by this year's Newbery Award winner. (Grades 2-5)

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