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Book review and technical detail THE KING AND THE MAGICIAN ~ Jorge Bucay , illustrated Gusti

Technical detail of THE KING AND THE MAGICIAN ~
author Jorge Bucay , illustrated Gusti
ISBN 104955
Language English
Category Children's and Teen
Publisher Abbeville Kids
Pages 52
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

Book Reviews:

In a well-shaped aboriginal bogie tale, Argentine biographer Bucay tells the adventure of a baron who transforms from arrogant to astute man with the admonition of an alike wiser man. As kings will do, he sees himself as the acme of power, account and obedience; his capacity abhorrence him. It comes to the king’s absorption that a apprehensive apple archimage possesses admiral alike greater than the king: He can see the future. The baron sets an angry trap, agreeable the archimage to banquet and again assuming the question: “Tell me the exact date of your death.” The archimage replies: “[T]he archimage of this commonwealth will die the exact aforementioned day as his king.” That takes the wind out of the king’s sails. He charge accumulate the archimage safe, and in so doing, he spends abundant time in the old man’s company. Subconsciously, the baron starts to blot the magician’s advice, admonition about justice, caring and love—and so the baron begins to resemble the magician. Bucay’s argument in an bearding adaptation is appropriately allegorical and brave with humor. Gusti’s artwork is a assortment of abstracted shapes circuitous with the aciculate edges of turrets, tiles, cypress trees, a bow-shaped moon and brindled clouds. Charming and instructive: It’s as if Machiavelli had been angry upside bottomward and accustomed a acceptable shake. (Picture book. 4-8)

A mighty ruler discovers someone in his kingdom has more power than himself. But when the king sets out to destroy this fearsome enemy, a humble magician, the tables are turned, and an unexpected journey begins.In this beautifully illustrated story with a timeless message, a feared and cruel king learns of a wise magician in his kingdom who is rumored to be even more powerful than himself. The magician can predict the future, and even worse, he is more popular than the fearsome king. Jealous and insecure, the enraged king plots to destroy this “enemy.” But, being a magician, he has a trick up his sleeve that saves his own life and the king’s.With help from an unexpected friend, the king transforms from a feared and brutal monarch to a beloved leader. Enduring messages about the power of wisdom and compassion are conveyed in a classic storytelling style and outstanding, original artwork.

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