While most people may be familiar with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, or perhaps have heard of Ichabod Crane, Katrina Von Tassel and the Headless Horseman, you've never seen them quite like this - through the macabre and ghoulish imagination of the inimitable Gris Grimly. So, are the lights all on? And the windows and doors shut and locked? Then, ...
While most people may be familiar with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, or perhaps have heard of Ichabod Crane, Katrina Von Tassel and the Headless Horseman, you've never seen them quite like this - through the macabre and ghoulish imagination of the inimitable Gris Grimly. So, are the lights all on? And the windows and doors shut and locked? Then, take a deep breath, and take a look at this fantastically creepy, grisly rendition of one of the scariest ghost stories ever told.
Publishers Weekly, 1999-08-23 "Paintings by Grandma Moses's great-grandson make a striking match for the classic story," said PW. Ages 5-up. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-09-16 THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW Washington Irving, illus. by Michael Garland. Boyds Mills, $8.95 ISBN 1-56397-605-6. Full-page oil paintings illustrate this unabridged edition of the classic spine-tingler. All ages. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1995-07-24 Paintings by Grandma Moses's great-grandson make a striking match for Irving's classic story of strange goings-on in a small town in the Hudson Valley. Though greatly condensed, the plot remains intact; Ichabod Crane, the gangly schoolteacher, is driven out of Sleepy Hollow by a pumpkin-headed horseman who may (or may not) have been his flesh-and-blood rival to the affections of Katrina, a well-off young beauty. The paintings-na?ve, bright and straightforward in the tradition associated with Moses's illustrious forebear-suit the story stylistically although they do not fully enter into its spirit; they do not vary to plumb the moods of the story, which range from low country comedy to romance to suspense and terror. But the illustrations are well placed, either as two-page set pieces of the churchyard or Katrina's family farm (these are strikingly similar in composition to the work of Grandma Moses), or as small vignettes amidst the text. Overall, an attractive illustrated storybook, which may excite interest in the original. Ages 6-up. (Aug.)
Publishers Weekly, 1987-09-11 Mystery, suspense, legend, romance and humor can all be found in Wolkstein's fine retelling of Washington Irving's classic folktale. Through the gluttonous Ichabod Crane and the devilish prankster Bron Bones, children are transported into a foul nightmare: being chased by a headless horseman who's searching a shadowy forest for his lost head. Wolkstein weaves reality and imagination with simple, eloquent sentences. Alley's graphic watercolors skillfully portray both the humorous Icabod with his pointed nose and long feet, and the gothic underworld of the haunted forest where even the horses become demonic. Ages 6-9. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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