Teaser Tuesday #4: The Fool and the Flying Ship by Eric Metaxas

TeaserTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Fool and the Flying Ship (1991)

Title: The Fool and the Flying Ship

Author: Eric Metaxas

Illustrator: Henrik Drescher

Year Published: 1991

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Humor, Folktale, Russia

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday Synopsis

When the Tsar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, a goofy country bumpkin sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way. Includes an audio cassette with narration and music.

Teaser Tuesday

“Ahoy there, Lord Pegleg!” cried the Fool. “Why are you hopping on one foot?”

“And what would you have do on one foot?” the man asked. “Pirouette? Besides, if I were to untie my other foot I would move too fast for anyone to see me. Why, I would trip over the equator in one stride.”

“That’s pretty quick,” the Fool said.

“If you think that’s quick,” the man replied, “you should have seen me before the old arthritis set in.”



Wow! This story is amazing!  I just loved Henrik Drescher’s illustrations and Robin Williams’ narration is hilarious to listen to!  It’s great hearing Robin Williams’ voice again.

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!


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