Toads and Diamonds

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Toads and Diamonds

by Heather Tomlinson

First Release:

June 2010

ISBN: 9780805089684

In this retelling of Charles Perrault's classic French fairy tale, two sisters in pre-colonial India encounter Naghali, the snake goddess, on their way to the town well. Henceforth, the older sister dribbles jewels and flowers from her mouth every time she speaks, and the younger daughter, toads and snakes. But which will prove to be the blessing, and which the curse? Author's note.

  • ISBN: 9780805089684
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Henry Holt
    Page Count: 288
    Trim Size: 6" x 9"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.8, Points: 12
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.2, Points: 0
    Lexile: Level: 820L
    Awards & Honors: 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults; Children's Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Children's Choices - Best Books of 2011, Historical Fiction, ages 12-14; School Library Journal Best Books 2010: Fiction
    Genre: Reimagined fairy tale.
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