UK Writer & Illustrator
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books 2013 $29.50hb 168 pages
ISBN 978 1 8478 0294 1
Themes: Journeys/ Old tales, retold/ Polar bears/ Read aloud/ Scandinavian fairy stories
Love, loyalty and freedom are woven together in this mystical story, retold from the Scandinavian fairy tale of the same name. It takes the reader on a magical journey to far mountains, deep, dark forests and into our imaginations. Not a story for every child but for those who lose themselves in it and for any adult who shares it with them, it will be an unforgettable experience.
Jackie Morris has thought about the story and made preliminary sketches, particularly of the polar bears which play a big part in the tale, for many years.
This is an excellent piece of book production – an almost square book that fits comfortably in the hands.
Google Jackie’s name for several great websites and samples of her illustrations.
Year 3 up/ Age 7 up