The twins and the Bird of Darkness

a hero tale from the Caribbean

By Souci, Robert D. San & San Souci, Robert D. & Widener, Terry

Publishers Summary:
When the Bird of Darkness takes Princess Marie, twin brothers Soliday, who is brave and kind, and Salacota, who is cowardly, set off to fight the beast and rescue the princess.

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ISBN
978-0-68983-343-4
Publisher
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2002.


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2002

Gr 2-6 San Souci has forged several tales into a cohesive narrative about a young man who rescues a princess (and his island nation) from the Bird of Darkness. While the story of a heroic delivery of a damsel in distress is certainly a familiar one, the author introduces a new element-the representation of good and evil as identical twin brothers. Soliday is kindhearted and brave. His brother, Salacota, is mean-spirited, jealous, and fearful. Distraught because the Bird has caused darkness, crop fail...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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