Wisniewski, David. New in Near Fine jacket. Landscape 8vo. Textured pictorial boards in like DJ, Library binding sticker to front cover and spine, 29pp, col photographs of cut paper illust. This is a new unused book, with light shelf wear to DJ, now protected. First book by author with outstanding cut paper illustrations. The work is very detailed, & went on to win the Caldecott Award.
New. 0688095909. Pictorial hardcover with black remainder mark along top closed page edges and along both board edges. Front board top edge near spine end small light bump with a closed tear. LIBRARY BINDING (not an x-library book). DJ has some minor shelf wear. Front inside flap top corner clipped. Gold label stating Library Edition. Professional service from a Main Street bookstore.; 11.21 X 9.35 X 0.42 inches; 32 pages.
Publishers Weekly, 1990-08-31 In his latest story, Wisniewski ( The Warrior and the Wise Man ) dives into the history and myths of Iceland and emerges with an original saga, inspired by Viking lore, that explains the origins of the northern lights. Elfwyn, daughter of a Viking settler, is born blind due to a curse placed on her family by Gorm, a rival. Later, because she cannot see, Elfwyn is not drawn under the terrible thrall of Gorm's crystal, a spiteful gift whose visions fill Elfwyn's kinsmen with discontent. She alone is able to shatter it--sending its dust into the heavens, where it becomes the aurora borealis. Wisniewski's prose resonates with the majesty of legend, and his handsome, dramatic cut-paper illustrations add dimension to a splendid tale. Ages 6-9. (Sept.)
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