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King Midas and the Golden Touch
By Charlotte Craft and Kinuko Craft (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 40
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780688131654
ISBN-10 0688131654
Dimensions 0.50 by 9.75 by 11.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
In a retelling of a favorite Greek myth, a king finds himself bitterly regretting the consequences of his wish that everything he touches would turn to gold. By the illustrator of Pegasus.
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King Midas is a goodman, and he is adevoted father to hisdaughter, Aurelia. Yet Midasknows no music sweeter than therattling of golden coins, and themore gold he gathers, the morehe desires. When a mysteriousstranger offers to grant the kinga single wish as a reward for akindness, Midas does not hesi-tate: He wishes that all hetouches would turn to gold. Butall too soon, he learns that whatat first seems a blessing can alsobecome a curse.

The legendary man with the magic touch comes alive as a remarkably complex figure in this breathtaking new vision of perhaps the most universal of all Greek myths. Kinuko Y. Craft's radiant paintings glow with human drama, natural beauty, and golden splendor.

King Midas is not a cruel man, but his passion for gold surpasses all else, save his love for his daughter. If only everything he touched would turn to gold! When Midas is granted that single wish, he rejoices -- until he nearly loses his beloved child to his greed. Here is a skillfully retold story of extraordinary resonance and wisdom, with a message no reader will soon forget. Radiant paintings glow with luxurious, golden, splendor.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060540630
 
With K. Y. Craft (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Harpercollins Childrens Books (October 1, 2003)
9780060540630 | details & prices | 32 pages | 9.00 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.36 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A king finds himself bitterly regretting the consequences of his wish that everything he touches would turn to gold
School and Library
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With Kinuko Craft (other contributor) | from Harpercollins Childrens Books (April 1, 1999)
9780688131654 | details & prices | 40 pages | 9.75 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.99
About: A king finds himself bitterly regretting the consequences of his wish that everything he touches would turn to gold
Library
Book cover for 9780688131661
 
With Kinuko Craft (other contributor) | from Morrow Junior (April 1, 1999)
9780688131661 | details & prices | 40 pages | 9.75 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.90 lbs | List price $15.89
About: A king finds himself bitterly regretting the consequences of his wish that everything he touches would turn to gold
Reinforced
from Demco Media (October 1, 2003)
9780606293082 | details & prices | 9.00 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.85
About: A king finds himself bitterly regretting the consequences of his wish that everything he touches would turn to gold
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613684385
 
from Turtleback Books (December 1, 2003)
9780613684385 | details & prices | 9.25 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.88 lbs | List price $17.20
About: A king finds himself bitterly regretting the consequences of his wish that everything he touches would turn to gold

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