Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New Book: The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris

The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris is a new release, an extended retelling of Andersen's tale. Morris has offered a book like this before with her East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I haven't seen this new book yet, but I own East of the Sun, West of the Moon. The format is smaller than an average picture book with mostly small illustrations. They are beautiful. I have some sample pages below.

Book description:

This very beautiful and lyrical extended version of the fairy tale 'The Wild Swans' by Hans Christian Andersen is the much anticipated companion to East 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.
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  1. What fun to find your blog via Amazon! I love fairy tales, especially Grimm's, but want to check out Wild Swans based on the gorgeous illustrations. Thanks for the review!