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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

East of the Sun & West of the Moon

The following post has quite a few photo's, therefore I apologize to those that are on dial up .

East of the Sun & West of the Moon by Mercer Mayer Illustrations by Mercer Mayer.

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Aladdin Bks/Macmillan NY/Collier Macmillan London (May 30, 1987)
ISBN-10: 0689711131

Product Description
"Mayer's telling is an interweaving of plot elements from the original Scandinavian fairy tale with inventions of his own and details from The Frog Prince. The spellbound frog is whisked off to the trolls' castle and the ungrateful lass loses her chance to marry a handsome prince until she creates a happy ending, having atoned for her mistake."--Publishers Weekly. Full color.

What an absolutely beautifully illustrated book this is.

The story is short and direct and of course can be read in one short sitting to a child... but the illustrations are really something else.

I'm glad I found these two books that my brother had and managed to keep . They are a delight to read and very appreciated by my eyes.

11 Comments:

OpenID libritouches said...

Oh, wow, Pat. Those are two absolutely gorgeous books. Thank you so much for taking so many pictures and give a great idea of what the illustrations are like! *hugs*

7:36 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

libritouches: this one was a delight as the author was also the illustrator.. they are rather old books though.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

This is actually my very favourite fairy tale! And the art is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

9:41 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Nymeth: yes, the work in this book impressed me much. great art and great colors.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I've always loved Mercer Mayer. Absolutely amazing art work!! I've never seen this before, but it's incredible!! I have to find this one...

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

What lovely illustrations. I always enjoyed books like these as a child...books that could capture my imagination (both reading and seeing). Thanks for sharing.

2:01 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

chris: the illustrations in this book are incredible..

kathleen: it's a shame publishers don't seem to be able to afford such illustrations anymore.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are some very fine illios. Especially liked the colorful ones as I am sure any child reading it would. Great talking with you last night. Sorry I had to stop but the ladies were arriving and had to feed the herd. But I will give you a call soon. Take care of yourself.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Gavin said...

Absolutely beautiful. I am not familiar with this version, thanks for sharing.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I think my mouth fell open and I forgot to breathe. Those illustrations are stunning. Beautiful, and thank you so much for sharing, Pat! Top of my to-get list!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

PS I just showed my daughter the illustrations - she was delighted! And wants to know how they stopped the troll from killing the prince (2nd last illustration.) Guess I'll have to buy the book now! lol!!

5:51 PM  

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