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retold by Anne Gatti
illustrated by Peter Malone

Brought to life with glorious illustrations, this enchanting retelling of Mozart's most child-friendly opera is sure to delight lovers of fairy tales & music alike

The story is about prince Tamino & his birdman friend Papageno, who battle forces of evil to save their respective true loves. There are monsters, an evil queen, an enchanted flying machine & comic shenanigans. The tale's heroics (Tamino's three trials of fire & water) will capture young imaginations


Luxurious paintings unfold as a series of courtly tableaux, with characters dressed in formal 18th-century costume & there are numerous hints of the theatrical setting. Endpapers display floorboards & a backdrop; many scenes appear to be lit as if by footlights. Beautifully executed from start to finish

Stunningly illustrated & well-written. This fairy tale is told in an elegant, clear tone in 15 scenes; most have a single page of text & one facing full-page painting. This breaks the story into easy-to-follow pieces

Much of this graphic novel is told without narration or dialogue. The images keeps the story moving along without ever losing readers

A perfect introduction to a masterwork of opera

Soft bound
38 pages
23 cm x 27 cm

Good condition

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  • Seller location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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