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The goat-faced girl : a classic Italian folktale /

by Sharpe, Leah; Marinsky, Jane [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston, Mass. : David R. Godine, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9781567923933 :; 1567923933.Title notes: $16.95 4/19/2010 (hm)Subject(s): Laziness -- Juvenile fiction | Beauty, Personal -- Juvenile fiction | Princes -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Foundlings -- Juvenile fiction | Fairy tales | Laziness -- Fiction | Beauty, Personal -- Fiction | Princes -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Foundlings -- FictionSummary: When Isabella, a beautiful but lazy young woman, agrees to marry an equally lazy prince, the sorceress who raised her gives her the head of a goat in hopes that she will learn to do things for herself.
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Like many good fables, this story opens with a foundling left - rather inconveniently, if not surprisingly - in the woods. A large lizard, ever conscious of tripping hazards, picks up the infant and takes her home, where she soon grows into a pretty, pampered, and generally useless young woman named Isabella. Despite her adoptive mother's efforts (for the lizard is really a witch in disguise) to shape her up, the girl prefers the alluring life offered her by the charming Prince Rupert, a world of cooks and servants, palaces and jewels, luxury and indolence. Luckily, the lizard woman is a canny, concerned parent. She does not suffer fools lightly and is not about to let her daughter's too-easy transition to palace life go unchallenged. And so she arranges a surprise transformation for her daughter - one that puts the prince's marital plans on hold and gives the witch just enough time to hammer home a few lessons about the downside of idleness.

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When Isabella, a beautiful but lazy young woman, agrees to marry an equally lazy prince, the sorceress who raised her gives her the head of a goat in hopes that she will learn to do things for herself.

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