The happy prince : and other stories

Ladybird Classics


Oscar Wilde, Marie Tyrwhitt, Gwen Tourret, Shirley Tourret, Marie Stuart

No. of pages 52

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The happy prince : and other stories was written by Gwen Tourret, Shirley Tourret, Marie Stuart and Oscar Wilde. It was written for young readers to enjoy.

This book contains the following story:

The Happy Prince
After dying young, the Happy Prince's soul inhabits a beautiful ruby-encrusted statue covered in gold leaf which is perched high above the city. But when he sees the poverty, misery and desperateness of his people, he enlists the help of a barn swallow to remove the gilding of his statue and shower the riches on his people. In the spring, the townspeople are saved, but find only a stripped down and dull statue alongside a dead swallow. The remains are tossed into an ash heap, but an emissary of God recognizes their sacrifice, and escorts them into the gardens of Heaven.

This book is in the following series:

Ladybird Classics
Ladybird Classics are retold versions of the most-loved children's classic stories, and are specially designed to appeal to a younger audience.

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