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Ken Setterington


Ken Setterington is an international authority on children’s books. He was named the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services by the Toronto Public Library and won a prestigious Toronto Arts Award for Writing and Publishing for his work with children’s literature. Most recently, he co-wrote A Guide to Canadian Children’s Books. He has published two books for children with Tundra: The Snow Queen and Wild Swans, both of which were also illustrated by the Hofers.

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Tales of Court and Castle
Written by Joan Bodger
Illustrated by Mark Lang
Introduction by Ken Setterington

Trade Paperback | 96 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Classics; Juvenile Fiction - Legends, Myths, Fables - Arthurian; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
978-0-88776-614-5 (0-88776-614-5)

November 11, 2003 | $12.99

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Tales of Court and Castle
Written by Joan Bodger, Illustrated by Mark Lang, Introduction by Ken Setterington

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887766145
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Selected by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education as one of the 2004 Best Children’s Books for the Year

The late Joan Bodger was known internationally as one of our foremost storytellers. At the heart of her repertoire were the great medieval tales of lords and ladies, treachery...


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The Wild Swans
Retold by Ken Setterington
Illustrated by Nelly Hofer and Ernst Hofer

Hardcover | 40 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title; Juvenile Fiction - Legends, Myths, Fables - Other
978-0-88776-615-2 (0-88776-615-3)

September 30, 2003 | $22.99

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The Wild Swans
Retold by Ken Setterington, Illustrated by Nelly Hofer and Ernst Hofer

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887766152
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Selected by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education as one of the 2004 Best Children’s Books for the Year

In the grand tradition of fairy tales, a king becomes lost in an enchanted forest. In order to save himself, he strikes a dreadful bargain with an elderly witch...


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Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen
Retold by Ken Setterington
Illustrated by Nelly Hofer and Ernst Hofer

Hardcover | 48 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title; Juvenile Fiction
978-0-88776-497-4 (0-88776-497-5)

September 1, 2000 | $21.99

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Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen
Retold by Ken Setterington, Illustrated by Nelly Hofer and Ernst Hofer

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887764974
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Gerda and Kay are the best of friends. They live across an alley from each other and happily chat, play, and tend their lovely rose garden. The children are happy until tragedy strikes Kay. His eye and heart are pierced with fragments of a mirror, and the loving boy Gerda knew...