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The Nightingale
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Author Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator Jerry Pinkney
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature, fairy tale, picture book
Published 2002 (Phyllis Fogelman Books)
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 32 (unpaginated)
ISBN 9780803724648
OCLC 47930623

The Nightingale is a 2002 adaptation of the classic 1843 Hans Christian Andersen story by Jerry Pinkney. It is about a king who forsakes a nightingale for a bejeweled mechanical bird, becomes gravely ill, and is then revived by the song of the nightingale.


  • 2002 Parents' Choice Award Story Books - Silver Award (honor)
  • 2003 Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People - Folktales
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