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Sadko the musician loved his city of Novgorod, the richest and most free in all Russia With its great feasts, its white stone churches, its merchant visitors from many lands, Sadko felt there was no better place to be Yet he was lonely too, for the rich young ladies who danced to his music would never favor anyone so poor One night he takes his twelve string gusli and gSadko the musician loved his city of Novgorod, the richest and most free in all Russia With its great feasts, its white stone churches, its merchant visitors from many lands, Sadko felt there was no better place to be Yet he was lonely too, for the rich young ladies who danced to his music would never favor anyone so poor One night he takes his twelve string gusli and goes alone to play by the River Volkhov Suddenly from the water rises the Sea King, who invites the astonished musician to play at his underwater palace But how will Sadko get there And how will he get back And will he want to return at all, when he meets the Sea King s lovely daughter One of the most popular legends of Russia, Sadko s story is found in medieval epic ballads, as well as in a popular opera by Rimsky Korsakov It is retold here in elegant prose, complemented by the entrancing illustrations of a modern Russian master TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS A READER S THEATER SCRIPT OF THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE IN AARON S BOOK FOLKTALES ON STAGE, OR FREE ON AARON S WEB SITE Aaron Shepard is the award winning author of The Baker s Dozen, The Sea King s Daughter, The Monkey King, and many children s books His stories have appeared often in Cricket magazine, while his Web site is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and reader s theater Once a professional storyteller, Aaron specializes in lively retellings of folktales and other traditional literature, which have won him honors from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society Gennady Spirin, with a style he describes as fairy tale realism, is one of the world s most esteemed children s illustrators His honors include five gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, the Golden Apple from the Bratislava International Biennial, First Prize at the Bologna and Barcelona international book fairs, and four appearances on the New York Times list of Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year Born and trained in Russia before moving to the United States, Gennady already knew well the legend of Sadko and welcomed the chance to contribute his sumptuous art to this retelling HONORS 1997 New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year 1998 American Library Association Notable Children s Books 1998 NCSS CBC Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 1997 Aesop Accolade, American Folklore Society 1998 Honor Title, Storytelling World Awards 1997 Cincinnati Enquirer Best Illustrated Children s Books American Bookseller Pick of the Lists Starred review, Publishers Weekly Featured on CBS This Morning Emotionally authentic prose and jewel like illustrations make this an exquisite volume A mood of eloquent enchantment Publishers Weekly, Aug 25, 1997, starred review Exquisite The New York Times Book Review, Oct 26, 1997 Knock your socks off beautiful Will stay in a family s library forever Valerie Lewis, CBS This Morning, Dec 11, 1997 Retains the flavor of Old Russia A fascinating spin on mermaid human interaction Denise Anton Wright, School Library Journal, Dec 1997 The telling is descriptive yet very accessible The pictures are gorgeous and resplendent with extraordinary details Stephanie Zvirin, American Library Association Booklist, Nov 15, 1997


  • Title: The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend
  • Author: Aaron Shepard Gennady Spirin
  • ISBN: 9780938497493
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Aaron Shepard Gennady Spirin

Aaron Shepard is the award winning author of numerous children s books, as well as books on reader s theater, children s writing, and publishing He lives with his wife and fellow author, Anne L Watson, in Bellingham, Washington.



Comments The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend

  • Tracie

    Book: The Sea King’s DaughterAuthor: Aaron Shepard Publisher:Skyhook PressGenre:Children’s/ Folk Tales and Legends Publication Date:December 6, 2010Rating: *Thank you NetGalley and Random House for a copy of this book in exchange for a review!*The Low Down:A tale straight from Russia. Sadko is an amazing musician living in Novgorod, Russia. He loves his music and his city, but he wishes to meet and marry a maiden. However, he is poor and no one will take him. That is, until he is swept to th [...]


  • Ronyell

    4.5 starsI would like to thank NetGalley and Skyhook Press for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I have always loved reading Russian folktales and when NetGalley offered the timeless classic “The Sea King’s Daughter” by Aaron Shepard along with gorgeous artwork by Gennady Spirin, I was so excited to check this little baby out and I was not disappointed by the results!Once upon a time, in the city of Novgorod the Great in Russia, there lived a poor but conten [...]


  • Beth

    The Sea King’s Daughter- A Russian Legend told by Aaron Shephard and Illustrated by Gennady Spirin is a beautifully told and wonderfully illustrated folk-tale. It takes place in the city of Novgorod, which was the richest port city in medieval Russia. There a young musician named Sadko was called frequently to play his gusli for all the dances but he was too poor for any of the young girls to notice. In despair, Sadko goes to the river to play his music and the Sea King invites him to play for [...]


  • Laura

    The thing about folk tales, done in picture books, is that they should be well written yes, but beautifully illustrated, and this fulfills both categories.Gorgeously illustrated, with great detail to the Russian folk costume. Just staring at the pictures to see everything that is going on, is a great delight.Throughly enjoyed this one.Thanks to Netgalley for providing this book for an honest review.


  • Sara

    As usual, the illustration by Gennady Spirin was spectacular. The story line was an interesting look into Russian folklore and fairytales. I particularly appreciate the notes at the back of the book which help an American reader like me understand the context of there story. "Music is worth far more than gold. If the world were fair, you would have your fill of riches!"


  • Izabella (pagesfullofstars)

    "Music is worth far more than gold."The Sea King's Daughter by Aaron Shepard is a beautifully woven retelling of one of the most known Russian legends.Sadko, a gifted musician, lives in Novgorod and plays on a different feast each day. He's happy that he can share his music, but he often feels lonely and thinks about whether he will ever find a woman who will love him. One day, as he plays near the river Volkhov, surprised Sadko meets the Sea King who asks him to play at the feast in his underwa [...]


  • DearWilderness

    This is a beautiful book. I wish I had this book when I was a child, but I had the joy to see my young niece's eyes light up as she saw the illustrations. I was an odd child, one who carried a history book wherever I went, and poured over the illustrations in them. My niece is also a quirky child, and needless to say, this book is meant for the quirky ones.The illustrations in this story was stunning, vivid and capturing. The oil paints used were able to yield great details that my niece enjoyed [...]


  • Sigourney

    Received from NetGalley for review. The Sea King’s Daughter is a Russian legend that tells the story of Sadko, a poor musician who is unable to find a wife due to his lack of wealth. One night he plays by a river and is visited by the Sea King, who invites him to play at his underground palace, but will he be able to get there and how will he return? Will he even want to return when he sees the King’s daughters?This was a wonderful reading experience. The story is only short – around thirt [...]


  • Vicky

    Rich illustrations adorn this fairytale. It feels like a fairytale in its narrative style, and its near-miss ending. I also enjoyed the historical information the author included at the end.Possible Objectionable Material:A man jumps into the sea and would have drowned were this not a fairytale.Who Might Like This Book:Lovers of fairytales and Russian stories.Thank you, NetGalley, for the ARC. This book also reviewed at biblioquacious/20.


  • Susan

    In medieval times, the city of Novgorod the Great, there is a poor musician who sits by the river Volkhov playing his music and longing for love. He is often called upon by the rich to perform. His payment for music is "eat all the food you want"and is given a few coins. One day as he is playing by the river, the Sea King appears and invites him to his palace to play his music. The Sea King gives him a gold fish in payment before he goes to play his music for him. When he does go down and plays [...]


  • Strawberry Girl

    Enchanting tale about discovery and loss. Perfect if you are a fairy tale lover.


  • Jaime

    Interesting legend. I find it interesting what’s included in legends from other countries. Wow.


  • Morgan Sohl

    beautiful story and amazing illustrations


  • Linda

    A Russian folktale retold, with stunningly beautiful illustrations.


  • Kali Hilliard

    4-6; modern fantasy; Beautiful love story between a man, his country, and a woman. It provides an astounding lesson on making the right decisions. Could be easily used in a Christian school about how God has a plan for us, and even though we hate to give some things up, his plan provides us with more than we could ever ask for in the long run!


  • Hannah

    I received a NetGalley copy in exchange for an honest review.This was an an enjoyable Russian Fairytale that I had not yet heard of, and I love Fairytales of all sorts and from all places.It was shorter than I had expected, though that was by no means a bad thing. It meant that I didn't know when or how it was going to end.The writing was perfect for the story; it would be easy for children to understand but would be equally as good if it were read by an adult; there was nothing simple or childi [...]


  • LaBibliodeCaro

    The Sea King’s Daughter is a lovely Russian tale about a famous legendary figure, Sadko, a merchant-musician who finds himself playing for the Sea King in his deep-sea kingdom. Delighted by his music, the Sea King offers him one of his daughters in marriage. Torn between his love for Novgorod, his hometown, and the promise of love from this beautiful princess, Sadko must decide which world he wants to live in.This reedition is a beautiful picture book. Not only are the illustrations beautiful [...]


  • Theresa

    The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend (Paperback) by Aaron Shepard This is a beautiful book, the art work is amazing. I found the story sad and complicated as all Russian folk lore, that the hero gets the girl but looses her to some tradition or ideal. He spends the rest of his life longing for what he has lost. In this he is able to forge a life for himself without his love, as he morns the loss.


  • J.M. Knight

    I chose this book because of the interesting cover. It is not usually a book I would chose so I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. The illustrations are beautiful and unique and could pass for the classic paintings in museums. The story reminded me a bit of the story of Persephone but with merfolk with other legends and fairy tales adding elements.I received a copy from netgalley.


  • Carla Johnson-Hicks

    Aaron Shepard's version of The Sea King’s Daughter (Russian Legend) is truly beautiful to read and look at. It tells the story of Sadko, a poor musician who plays the gusli. He plays at many parties and festivals but he is unable to get any of the fine women to look at him outside of the event due to his lack of wealth. One night he plays by the River Volkhov and laments that if it were a woman, he would marry her. Suddenly a figure arises from the river, the Sea King, who invites him to play [...]


  • Ronda

    I enjoy folktales and sharing them with my classes. One of the biggest issues I gave with folktale retellings is when a tale brings me out of my willful suspension of disbelief. Sometimes the issue is with something seeming to be incomplete. Sometimes, the issue is more a matter of sense--as in, it doesn't make sense for a character to do something. Reading folktales to kids tends to bring these kinds of issues to the forefront. I suspect that this retelling will bring some serious questions fro [...]


  • Paul Franco

    A poor musician in Russia loves his city but is lonely, cuz girls—or their families—only care about money. The Sea King hears him playing and invites him to give a royal recital, but he has to find his own way to the underwater kingdom, which is the hard part. But it’s the artwork that is vastly more important here than the actual story.The illustrations are said to be done in “fairy-tale realism,” which sounds awesome. They do come off as dreamy; even the title page has the city walls [...]


  • Wayne McCoy

    'The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend' by Aaron Shepard and illustrated by Gennady Spirin is a wonderfully told and illustrated story from another time and place.Sadko loves to play his twelve-strig gusli. He's good so he gets invited to play at feasts. He also like to play beside the River Vokhov that runs through his town of Novgorod. This is what leads him to meet the Kind of the Sea, and eventually his daughter. The rest you will have to find out for yourself.It's a beautiful story told [...]


  • Katie

    This was a really cool Russian legendary story about the merchant- musician Sadko. The musician would play for the sea and one day the King of the Sea came and asked him to play. The queen whispered what he needed know and the princess let him free. But he lived to be a rich man with a family and wife.I'd be interested to know if there is a American tale of this too.


  • Cariadne

    What a gorgeous book. While this is an old Russian legend, the rich art makes this feel as if it was published a long time ago and not in this current lifetime. Gennady Spirin's illustrations are so detailed that you can see the texture of the tapestry and fabrics worn by background characters -- meaning the artist's fine touch goes from page corner to page corner and doesn't slack anywhere. It's clear that author Aaron Shepard loves researching long ago tales and shaping them afresh for our con [...]


  • Penny Olson

    I received an electronic copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.Sadko the musician loves his city of Novgorod. His music attracts the attention of the Sea King and he is offered marriage to the Sea Kings daughter. She is charming and beautiful but he must give up his city and his life above the ocean to stay with her. He decides to return to Novgorod but always feels a pang for the life he gave up to stay in his beloved city. This is a great folktale with themes of sadne [...]


  • Theediscerning

    This new version of a recent book is pretty damn good. The text is fine – a short but compelling Russian folk tale, of the type rural troubadours still might sing. It's the artwork you'll return to, however – the designer clearly has seen a bit of Klimt in his day, but thrown a lot of personality of his own into proceedings – witness for one the undersea crab dressed almost as one of the Musketeers. If there's anything to turn me away from the highest mark, it's that too much of this editi [...]


  • Michelle Kidwell

    The Sea King's DaughterA Russian Legend (15th Anniversary Edition)by Aaron Shepard, Gennady SpirinSkyhook PressChildren's Fiction, Children's NonfictionPub Date 01 Jun 2011I was given a copy of The Sea King's Daughter through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:This is a story based on a Russian Legend. In a City Called Novgrod the Great there lived a Musician named Sadko. One day his music catches a Kings attention a king under [...]


  • Ashley M

    *I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*This is a beautiful story. Not only is the story magical, so are the illustrations. I love that there is a folklore in Russia behind this story, and the history behind it is included in the end of the book for the young readers to learn about the story that they just read. I think this story would be best in a classroom where it could also be used as an educational source to learn about Russian culture and folk [...]


  • Ashley

    This was a pretty cool book. I don't really know much about Russian myth and legend so i probably did not appreciate all the aspects half as much as i should have, but i intend to learn more about Russian history, myth and legend after reading this book. i liked how the illustrations depicted real people as they really looked. the was something that i think gave me more insight into the culture. The pictures were beautiful and the story was well written and easy to understand even with all the R [...]


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