The Happy Prince: A Tale By Oscar Wilde by Maisie Paradise ShearringThe Happy Prince: A Tale By Oscar Wilde by Maisie Paradise Shearring

The Happy Prince: A Tale By Oscar Wilde

byMaisie Paradise Shearring

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

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Originally published by Oscar Wilde in 1888, The Happy Prince is the much- loved story of a gilded statue, a kind- hearted Swallow, and generosity of spirit. A Swallow bound for Egypt takes refuge at the feet of a golden statue of a prince erected in a European town, agreeing to bring pieces of the statue to less fortunate city dwellers at the request of the prince himself.

Illustrator Maisie Paradise Shearring offers a lively take on this well- known tale, creating each scene in whimsical detail. This fresh perspective appeals to a new generation of children, while imparting an important life lesson at the same time.

Maisie Paradise Shearring is an illustrator. She is the recipient of the Bologna Children's Book Fair International Award for Illustration 2015.
Title:The Happy Prince: A Tale By Oscar WildeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11.25 × 9.9 × 0.44 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500651116

ISBN - 13:9780500651117

Editorial Reviews

Shearring’s illustrations are attractive and interesting… This adaptation of Wilde’s well-known tale of friendship between a beloved prince’s statue and a swallow on the way to its winter home in Egypt emphasizes the fantasy of the original. — School Library Journal