The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Folktale PDF ñ Boy: A

The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Folktale PDF ñ Boy: A PDF/EPUB è The Hedgehog MOBI :º Hedgehog Boy: A PDF/EPUB ì A long time ago, when pretzels still fell from the sky like rain, the Forest Mother gave an old childless couple a special basket Inside, the farmer and his wife were surprised to find a baby covered with sharp prickles, like a hedgehog But the lonely couple didn t. A long time ago, when pretzels still fell from the sky like rain, the Forest Mother gave an old childless couple a special basket Inside, the farmer and his wife were surprised to find a baby covered with sharp prickles, like a hedgehog But the lonely couple didn t mind the strange prickles They loved the child as their ownThe hedgehog baby grows into a hedgehog boy tending his father s pigs alone in the great forest until, one night, he saves the life of a beautiful princess on a runaway horseFrom that moment on, the hedgehog boy can think only of the princess But his love for her is without hope until he meets her father, the king And suddenly he knows what he must doJane Langton s lyrical retelling of this ancient Latvian folktale is illuminated by Ilse Plume s illustrations that capture the magic of a time long, long ago from the inside cover