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"Set in Peking, this story concerns the princess Turandot, who will consent to marry only a man who can answer the three riddles she poses. The many suitors who fail her challenge forfeit their heads, but when Calaf arrives, he falls in love with Turandot, answers the riddles, and wins her heart....Varied and dramatic in composition, the polished illustrations in cool hues...more
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Published September 27th 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers
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There's something to be said about a child's fairy tale book that makes you choke up at the end.
Something should definitely be said, or typed, rather.

This book is one of those tales told time and again, but illustrators like to take their hand at making their own version.

This isn't a nice clean fairy tale and a few illustrations border on the sensual SO I don't recommend that you read this to your children, but it's worth checking out yourself. Beautiful art and a tender, moving tale.
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I love this easy to read story based upon the Opera Turandot in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni.

Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded.The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise.The next Prince(Calaf)_
awaits for dawn and anticipates his victory: "Nessun Dorma,_ "Nobody shall sleep!... Nobody shall sleep! Even you, O Princess he sings..I ADORE N...more
Mayuki Abe

7words:China,princess,cruel,meet ,question,die,love

DQ:The main character bet his life for getting princess's love.
Can you do like this?
A:I can't do it.
Because if I could get love from someone,I can't feel it.
it is sad.

this story is little difficult.
Actually,I can't understand all of this story.
I understand about the story.
I can't understand about his mind.
The illustrations in this book are breathtaking.
Beautifully illustrated.
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