Cid, El

Cid, El

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This is the first version of El Cid for children, retold in a vivid and poetic style by the award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar--El Cid--lived a life of high adventure and romance. His exploits will stir the imagination of children everywhere.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 200.66 x 274.32 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0192741691
  • 9780192741691

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"The paintings are Ambrus at his best, rich and colorful, delicate in detail and strong in compostiion, and permeated with humor. The writing has the same qualities, but with even more wit and with the panache that obtains to all those heroes whose stories of greatness are part history, part legend. Kudos all around."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Based on the twelfth-century Spanish epic poem 'Poema de Cid, ' this prose retelling presents the heroic tale in a form and format appealing to young people. Ambrus' crisp line drawings give visual focus and vitality, while the sun-bright washes add vibrancy to the full-color artwork on alternate spreads. McCaughrean's writing keeps the episodic story simple and dramatic, making the Cid heroic without sacrificing his humanity."--Booklist"McCaughrean shows herself a grand storyteller...in a lively narrative sparked with humor, drama, and her hero's daring trickery. Ambrus' illustrations...capture all the story's gusto, with vigorous characterizations and horses galloping right off the page."--Kirkus Reviews "The paintings are Ambrus at his best, rich and colorful, delicate in detail and strong in compostiion, and permeated with humor. The writing has the same qualities, but with even more wit and with the panache that obtains to all those heroes whose stories of greatness are part history, part legend. Kudos all around."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Based on the twelfth-century Spanish epic poem 'Poema de Cid, ' this prose retelling presents the heroic tale in a form and format appealing to young people. Ambrus' crisp line drawings give visual focus and vitality, while the sun-bright washes add vibrancy to the full-color artwork on alternate spreads. McCaughrean's writing keeps the episodic story simple and dramatic, making the Cid heroic without sacrificing his humanity."--Booklist "McCaughrean shows herself a grand storyteller...in a lively narrative sparked with humor, drama, and her hero's daring trickery. Ambrus' illustrations...capture all the story's gusto, with vigorous characterizations and horses galloping right off the page."--Kirkus Reviews "The paintings are Ambrus at his best, rich and colorful, delicate in detail and strong in compostiion, and permeated with humor. The writing has the same qualities, but with even more wit and with the panache that obtains to all those heroes whose stories of greatness are part history, part legend. Kudos all around."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Based on the twelfth-century Spanish epic poem 'Poema de Cid, ' this prose retelling presents the heroic tale in a form and format appealing to young people. Ambrus' crisp line drawings give visual focus and vitality, while the sun-bright washes add vibrancy to the full-color artwork on alternate spreads. McCaughrean's writing keeps the episodic story simple and dramatic, making the Cid heroic without sacrificing his humanity."--Booklist "McCaughrean shows herself a grand storyteller...in a lively narrative sparked with humor, drama, and her hero's daring trickery. Ambrus' illustrations...capture all the story's gusto, with vigorous characterizations and horses galloping right off the page."--Kirkus Reviews "The paintings are Ambrus at his best, rich and colorful, delicate in detail and strong in compostiion, and permeated with humor. The writing has the same qualities, but with even more wit and with the panache that obtains to all those heroes whose stories of greatness are part history, part legend.Kudos all around."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Based on the twelfth-century Spanish epic poem 'Poema de Cid, ' this prose retelling presents the heroic tale in a form and format appealing to young people. Ambrus' crisp line drawings give visual focus and vitality, while the sun-bright washes add vibrancy to the full-color artwork on alternatespreads. McCaughrean's writing keeps the episodic story simple and dramatic, making the Cid heroic without sacrificing his humanity."--Booklist"McCaughrean shows herself a grand storyteller...in a lively narrative sparked with humor, drama, and her hero's daring trickery. Ambrus' illustrations...capture all the story's gusto, with vigorous characterizations and horses galloping right off the page."--Kirkus Reviewsshow more