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An Tsar by the name of Dodon demands his astrologer for help when he begins to feel threatened by a neighboring kingdom ruled by a beautiful Tsaritsa. The astrologer gifts him with a golden cockerel that has magical powers, and the Tsar uses it to assure this threat. The story proceeds to describe the incidents that occur between Tsar Dodon and the Tsaritsa.
What makes this book stand out?
The cunning of the Tsaritsa paired with the foolishness of the Tsar.
Read it for
The elements of enchantment and the folly of the Tsar
Don't read it for
If you do not enjoy fairytales, put this book away!