The beloved Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale gets an extended re-telling in this new book by Jackie Morris, author of “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”. Illustrated with lovely watercolors, it features both a strong heroine and a more rounded characterization of the wicked stepmother than in the original version.
Jackie lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with children, dogs and cats. She’s a graduate of the Bath Academy of Art. You can visit her at http://www.jackiemorris.co.uk/blog/
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I would love to read this book.. Jackie Morris is a great illustrator
I love reading retellings.
This would be perfect for my classroom library. I am always looking for traditional literature for upper grade students. Most of it is written for primary students.
I’ve always loved her art and as a knitter, this is one of my favorite fairy tales!
This makes me remember a saying I have seen at a librarian function recently. “I still believe in 398.2.” 🙂
Wow! I currently have Jackie’s East of the Sun, West of the Moon from the library–just came across it and thought it looked gorgeous! I would love a copy of The Wild Swans!
I can’t wait to see this book. I do love fairy tales and the illustrations look amazing. Thanks for a chance to win.
My students are reading fairy tales, twisted fairy tales and fables. The book looks beautiful!
This was my absolute, all-time favorite fairy tale when I was young. Looking forward to seeing the book!
My little neice would love a copy of this :).
Sounds (and looks) absolutely lovely!
A well done fairy tale retell is one of my favorite things!
This is one of my favorite fairy tale! I read another retelling titled East by Edith Pattou and it ended up be one of my favorite books. I’m so excited for this read!