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Paperback East of the Sun and West of the Moon Book

ISBN: 0689711131

ISBN13: 9780689711138

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

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"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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Beautiful and empowering for all children, especially daughters

As a child, this book was my favorite. At the time, I was too young to realize that among all its virtues as a storybook (a mythologically-gripping plot and breathtaking illustrations) was a finely woven thread that spoke of the bravery it takes to right a wrong, how adversity reveals character, and how perserverance, fearlessness, and strength are characteristics valued in girls, as well as boys. Like any great fairytale, the morality is subtext and wrapped in beauty and magic. If I had to choose only one fairytale to give my daughter, this would be it.

A Story for All

This is a telling of love and promises. You will be transported to a place of beauty and harsh reality. i read this story to my daughter for many years. The excellent drawings set a picture in the mind. I have told this story as a spoken tale to rapt audiences, at such diverse settings as an extended family thanksgiving dinner, to an on the job construction crew ( having to use a very loud voice ) none of whom ever would let me not finish the entire telling. This story transcends the boundaries of child-adult prose.

My favorite read!

Hi! My name is Elizabeth. East of the sun and west of the moon is a very sad but wonderful book. THis book is about a faird maiden whom is so beautiful but yet so intellegent. All of the men would like to be wed to her. later on her life takes some sad twists and turns and now she must travel east of the sun and west of the moon. When she gets there she already knows that she will not find a warm welcome within. But soon everything changes and she meets the man of her dreams! And now any traveler wil know that " Eaast of the sun and west of the moon... where you will find a warm welcome within!"

Revisiting Mercer Mayer

This is one of my favorite children's books of all time. I first recieved East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon when I was eight years old. The elementary school I went to had "Author's Day" once a year, and that was the year I met Mercer Mayer and fell in love with his books. East Of The Sun combines mesmerizing artwork with intriguing story-telling, making it a great book for children who don't like to read or get bored easily. Mayer creates a world that triggers the imagination. This book actually made me want to become an artist.I hope my children and yours will enjoy it as much as I do

My Favorite!

I was given a hard cover copy of this book as a Christmas gift from my Mother when I was three. I am now 22 and I think that this book will always be one of my all time favorite books. The dust jacket is very beaten up but the book is still in perfect condition. I read it all the time to my kid sister who loves this story as much as I do. I look forward to the day when I have a child of my own to read it to. It is a wonderfully retold classic fairy tale with some of the most beautiful illistrations. A gem for any childrens book collection.
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