Adventures of Don Quixote

Description

"Once, there was a man who went crazy from too much reading. He only read books about knighthood; that was the problem." So begins this charming retelling of Don Quixote de la Mancha, one of the most entertaining books ever written. Young people will delight in the hilarious adventures of the idealistic would-be knight and his "squire," Sancho Panza, as they set out to right the wrongs of the world. Ms. Palacios, a talented storyteller, captures all the flavor and irony of the original as the two heroes ride forth to conquer evil. Along the way the well-meaning but addled knight-errand mistakes a miserable inn and its keeper for a castle and its lord; imagines an ordinary peasant girl to be the noble lady Dulcinea, perceives windmills as giants to be overcome, and gets enmeshed in other cases of mistaken identity. These, and many more incidents and adventures are retold here in a beguiling, easy-to-read version, enhanced by six new black-and-white illustrations by Thea Kliros. This edition is sure to delight today's youngsters, just as the original has enchanted countless readers since its publication nearly 400 years ago.

Details

Author(s)
Argentina Palacios, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Format
Paperback | 64 pages
Dimensions
128 x 202 x 8mm | 81.65g
Publication date
18 Jun 1999
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Abridged
Edition statement
Abridged edition
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0486407918
ISBN13
9780486407913
Bestsellers rank
138,373