Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Book: The Star Child by the Grimms

The Star Child

The Star Child by the Grimms and illustrated by Bernadette Watts was released in October, a reprint of a book first published several years ago and long out of print. It makes a great holiday book.

Book description from the publisher:

There was once a young girl whose only possessions were the clothes on her back and a piece of bread some kind soul had given to her. But even these few things meant much to others less fortunate than herself, and in selfless love, the girl gave the little she had away. In this beautiful Grimm tale, her virtue is rewarded a thousand times over.
The tale is also available for reading on SurLaLune as The Star-Money but you don't get Watts' beautiful illustrations, of course.  That cover alone is worth the price of admission.
Watts has several other fairy tale retellings including:

Little Red Riding Hood Jorinda and Jorindel 
The Ugly Duckling Rumpelstiltskin

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