Jan had never done anything more heroic then shout for the guard beacuse he'd imagined he'd seen a sea serpent. But when Jan discovers water trickling through a desolate stretch of the dike that protects his low-lying village, he knows that he has to act quickly. Full color.Jan had never done anything more heroic then shout for the guard beacuse he'd imagined he'd seen a sea serpent. But when Jan discovers water trickling through a desolate stretch of the dike that protects his low-lying village, he knows that he has to act quickly. Full color.Read Less
Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-06-28 The classic folktale about the Dutch boy who saved his country from flooding by plugging a leak in a dike is illustrated with Locker's characteristically sprawling landscapes. PW said, ``The scenery is magnificent, creating a chiaroscuro effect that is visually stunning.'' All ages. (Sept.)
Publishers Weekly, 1987-08-14 This retelling of the traditional Dutch folktale is coupled with Locker's masterful oil paintings, which recall well-known works such as Rembrandt's ``Night Watch'' and several Vermeers. A little boy, Pieter, is sent to his room because he has misbehaved. So his grandmother tells him of another bad boy, Jan, who held back the sea. Pieter serves merely as the framework for the account of the legend, which distances readers from the action. The scenery is magnificentluminous skies, light-infused landscapes, a tumultuous seacreating a chiaroscuro effect that recalls the Dutch masters. However, Jan is merely a detail in the paintings. The real thrust of the taleJan's mischief, his fear at the discovery of the leak, his determination, his misery through the night, the suffering and then pride of his parentsis lost in the paintings; the text is overshadowed by the grand scale of the artwork. All ages. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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