East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon (Works in Translation)
|Rating||:||4.73 (956 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||48 Pages|
Lynch has created a luminous backdrop worthy of this grand adventure, transporting readers to a world of fantasy and imagination.. "This wondrous tale is brilliantly matched by Lynch's elegant yet accessible watercolors.The best edition now available. It has everything a classic epic tale should have: rags and riches, hags and heroism, magic and mystery, a curse and a quest, wicked trolls, a shape-shifting bear, and finally, a happy ending. Bravo!" —KIRKUS REVIEWS (pointered review)A beloved Norwegian folktale, EAST O' THE SUN AND WEST O' THE MOON is the romantic story of a bewitched prince and the determined lassie who loves him. Kate Greenaway Medalist P.J
Dasent's translation is a real page-turner, told in a relaxed, conversational style that manages to be at once soothing and suspenseful. . Only a rather swift resolution sounds a slightly jarring note in the otherwise engrossing tale. From Publishers Weekly This expansively illustrated edition of a well-loved epic romance, told here in Sir George Webbe Dasent's 1859 translation from the Norwegian, has lost none of its Gothic beauty and irresistible power. Ages 4-up. Readers will follow eagerly the plight of the beautiful, unnamed lassie, who must travel to a far-off kingdom to rescue her beloved prince from the clutches of an evil--and very ugly--bride. Lynch's sweeping paintings in dark greens and browns, with their larg
Awesome! East o'the Sun, West o'the Moon is probably my most favorite fairy-tale book ever. It includes twenty-two stories, including both more traditional fairy tales ('The Princess on the Glass Hill' and 'East o'the Sun and West o'the Moon') and some that are more along the line of folk-tales, ('Why the Bear is Stumpy-Tailed' and 'Why the Sea is Salt'). The stories are all well-told and accessible for people of all ages.My only complaints are that it lacks an interactive table of contents (altho. Wonderful Illustrations, classic story-telling P.J. Lynch's illustrations could only be rivaled by Mercer Mayer's version. I am an adult who collects fairy and folk tales in a very picky and frugal fashion - I ONLY buy if both the story and illustrations are worth investing in a hardback edition. This is such a book. I'll enjoy reading this to my children (currently Wonderful Illustrations, classic story-telling J. Penar P.J. Lynch's illustrations could only be rivaled by Mercer Mayer's version. I am an adult who collects fairy and folk tales in a very picky and frugal fashion - I ONLY buy if both the story and illustrations are worth investing in a hardback edition. This is such a book. I'll enjoy reading this to my children (currently 4 and under) when they get a little older and more patient with story time. Amazon has a great price on this book as well.. and under) when they get a little older and more patient with story time. Amazon has a great price on this book as well.. "Perfect" according to Machi B.. Got this for my Godkids. I'm very happy with it.