The Water of Life Retold by Barbara Rogasky
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
"If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent read more fairy tales."
If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, you know Schart Hyman's pictures will stay with you forever. I think this is my favorite of her books. Maybe because one of the heroes is a very intelligent girl... Three brothers set out in search of the Water of Life to cure their ailing father. But when the youngest brother finds it, the older brothers plot against him. Pride, treachery, adventure and the battle of good against evil. A lesser known fairy tale to discover, with all the elements that make a great bedtime story.
Ex Library Copy in Excellent Condition
Rare and Out of Print