The Little Puppet Boy (White Wolves: Stories from Different Cultures)

The Little Puppet Boy (White Wolves: Stories from Different Cultures)

By: James Riordan (author)Paperback

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Petrushka is part of Russian folklore, but is not a folk tale. It is in the European tradition of 'Harlequin' and 'Punch', performed in a puppet theatre at travelling fairs. Petrushka is tired of being a clown in a puppet show. He wants to save pretty ballerina from Strongman and take her in his arms far, far away. His mind is made up and, encouraged by Skeleton, the next day he challenges his rival to a duel. But he's no match for Strongman and ends up in a lifeless, crumpled heap. 'That old ragdoll needs chucking out,' says the showman. But Petrushka has other ideas...

About Author

James Riordan is a Professor of Russian at Bradford University. James' first novel, Sweet Clarinet won the NASEN Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book Award. Match of Death won the South Lanarkshire Book Award and his latest novel, The Gift, was also shortlisted for the NASEN Award. One of his best-known books is When the Guns Fall Silent.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780713682137
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9780713682137
  • weight: 72
  • ISBN10: 0713682132

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