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The Queen's Necklace: A Swedish Folktale

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Jane Langton's spellbinding text captures all the drama and romance of this Swedish folktale, while Ilse Plume's lavishly detailed paintings draw the reader right into the heart of this story of good triumphing over evil. Full color.
Library Binding, 34 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Hyperion (Juv)
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Hailing from Sweden, this folktale is rich with heartbreaking generosity and compassion. When a peasant girl is forced to wed a nefarious king he gives her an unparalleled pearl necklace and strictly warns her to never let it leave her neck lest she forfeit her life. When put in the position to protect her life or heal the needs of her people, she chooses one by one to unstring each pearl with tears of compassion, making her choice. When this puts her under the king’s wrath, even the birds come ...more
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Langton was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1944. She received an M.A. in art history from the University of Michigan in 1945, and another M.A. from Radcliffe College in 1948. She studied at the Boston Museum School from 1958 to 1959.

In 1961 Langton wrote and illustrated her first book for ch
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