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Based on a heart-stirring Hasidic tale, The Turkey Prince tells the story of a young prince who believes he is a turkey.One evening at a royal banquet, the flustered young prince is pushed forward to make a speech, but the pressure of it turns him into a turkey. People from miles around are called in to help ... but nothing works until one day a mysterious healer comes to ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 19th 2001 by Viking Juvenile
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Alice
Dec 04, 2014 Alice rated it liked it
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3.75 Stars This was a a very interesting story, that at first confused me. I did a little research online and discovered this is a Jewish Folktale!

The pictures aren't my taste but I think they are good!

Interesting Story!


Wikipedia "In this story, a prince goes insane and believes that he is a rooster (or turkey.) He takes off his clothes, sits naked under the table, and pecks at his food on the floor. The king and queen are horrified that the heir to the throne is acting this way. They call i
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Skye Kilaen
May 26, 2016 Skye Kilaen rated it really liked it
Ms. White's art style isn't for me, but I can't stop thinking about this book. Tooinsky does an amazing job retelling a Hassidic folktale, with a quiet grace that really moved me. He connects the young prince's strange behavior with the stress of his life. The delicate, healing relationship between the prince and the stranger is so deep. There are events which could be (correctly) quite funny, but where I felt more connected to the underlying emotion than the humor - and I wondered if my son wou ...more
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