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The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris

Monday, October 12, 2015

This very beautiful and lyrical extended version of the fairy tale 'The Wild Swans' by Hans Christian Andersen is the much anticipated companion toEast of the Sun, West of the Moon. With strong characterization of the heroine and also with more rounded characterisation of the wicked stepmother than in the original version, and with delicate watercolor paintings throughout, this is both a wonderful story and delightful gift. Beautifully presented in a jacketed edition with foiled title.

Goodreads summary

This is an extended edition of a well known fairy tale and it is done very well. The illustrations are exquisite and perfectly portray the mood that this book is performing for its readers. I say performing here because there is a perfect dance between the illustrations and the well constructed story. Some people would say that when you make an extended edition of a story or movie that it can get over drawn-out and loose the readers/watchers. This is not the case here and anyone who dives in will be pleasantly surprised.

4 Stars
Reviewed by Chris

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