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The Resource The King of the Golden River, John Ruskin ; illustrated by Quentin Blake

The King of the Golden River, John Ruskin ; illustrated by Quentin Blake

Label
The King of the Golden River
Title
The King of the Golden River
Statement of responsibility
John Ruskin ; illustrated by Quentin Blake
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1851, John Ruskin's Victorian story, newly illustrated by Quentin Blake, tells the tale of the Black brothers: the kind-natured 11-year old Gluck and his two nasty older brothers, Hans and Schwartz. For Gluck, play is cleaning the floors, and his education consists of a wholesome quantity of punches. One stormy evening, Gluck is left at home to prepare his older brothers' dinner when an extraordinary-looking little man knocks at the door. Having been strictly warned not to let anyone in, Gluck watches as the little old man becomes increasingly drenched at the door. His soft heart tells him to ignore his brothers' advice, and so Gluck's encounter with the mysterious King of the Golden River begins. Appearing at first as a beggar, then the Southwest Wind, and finally as a Toby jug who Gluck unwittingly transforms into a dwarf, the King of the Golden River issues Gluck with a challenge: to climb to the source of the Golden River and cast into the stream three drops of holy water. If he can achieve this, the river will turn to gold
Summary
After Gluck's cruel and greedy older brothers refuse hospitality to a mysterious visitor, their prosperous farm fails and one by one each brother makes the perilous journey to find treasure in the nearby Golden River
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
097900
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1819-1900
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruskin, John
Dewey number
823.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blake, Quentin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Children's stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The King of the Golden River, John Ruskin ; illustrated by Quentin Blake
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9780500651858
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019006600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089931815
Label
The King of the Golden River, John Ruskin ; illustrated by Quentin Blake
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9780500651858
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019006600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089931815

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