|Reading Level (Conceptual):||Children 5 and up |
|Reading Level (Vocabulary):||Children 5 and up |
|Genre:||fiction, fairy tale |
|Year of publication:||1873 |
A parable that preaches unquestioning loyalty to an inherited monarchy and being hospitable to strangers.
Like At the Back of the North Wind by the same author, this one is a book that fails to transcend its times.
I found it nearly impossible to stomach from early on. My 12 year old became outraged by the ending.
-- Emily Berk
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