The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale
When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship is the winner of the 1969 Caldecott Medal.
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About the Author
Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) was an English author and journalist, author of the Swallows and Amazons series and many other much-loved children's books.
Uri Shulevitz is a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author. At thirteen, Shulevitz won first prize in an all-elementary-school drawing competition in Paris's 20th district. He was written and illustrated many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Medal-winner The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, written by Arthur Ransome. He has also earned three Caldecott Honors, for The Treasure, Snow, and How I Learned Geography.