The man who kept his heart in a bucket

by Levitin, Sonia, 1934-

Format: Print Book 1991
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books J e L
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  J e L
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction EF LEV
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Easy Fiction
Call Number  EF LEV
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea LEVITIN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea LEVITIN
Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book q JUV PICT Lev
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  q JUV PICT Lev
Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Paperback E E LEV PAP
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Paperback
Call Number  E E LEV PAP
Having once had his heart broken, Jack keeps it in a bucket safe from harm until one day a young maiden asks him to solve a riddle which teaches him the true meaning of love.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. The bold watercolors that sweep across the pages of this picture book demand a strong story line. Levitin delivers a respectable one, blending familiar folk- and fairy-tale conventions into a sentimental tale of yore about a passionless tinsmith, who keeps his heart "safe" in a bucket so it cannot be broken. One day, while refreshing his heart in the water of a stream, the young man encounters a golden carp. Leaping from the water, the fish turns into a lovely maiden who steals the precious heart and runs away, challenging the tinsmith to solve a riddle in order to regain it. Subtle at the outset, the tale becomes more surefooted as the solution to the riddle is sought. The pull of Pinkney's art, however, remains constant. Each character is expressively rendered, and the paper, buff colored like an old tintype, vibrates with splashes of color and intriguing period detail. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1991)0803710291Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A lad whose heart was once broken now keeps it safe from harm; PW noted the ``eloquent, fluid'' prose and ``dreamy, evocative watercolors'' of this ``thoroughly captivating story.'' Ages 4-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Love -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,1991
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Pinkney, Jerry.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0803710291
0803710305 (lib. bdg.)
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