The Monster That Grew Small: An Egyptian Folktale

Joan Grant, Author, Jill K. Schwarz, Illustrator, Jill Karla Schwarz, Photographer William Morrow & Company $12.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-06808-0
Miobi is known as the Frightened One within his village. He is ridiculed for his fear of snakes, crocodiles and spiders, and for his dread of the dark forest. One day he encounters a hare trapped in a thicket and, overcoming his urge to flee, rescues the helpless animal. ""What would you like best in the world to have?'' asks the enchanted hare. Miobi's one great wish is for courage, and so begins a mythical adventure rife with danger, in which he faces his greatest challenge and meets with a surprising victory. Stunning visuals filled with jewel-toned intricacies embellish the unusual tale, adapted from Egyptian sources. Ages 4-9. (October)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1987
Release date: 09/01/1987
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