#235 Wild Swans - children's book

# 235 Online Item

CAD $12.95 Retail Value
CAD $ 6.48 Opening Bid
CAD $ 0.65 Min. Bid Increment


This new retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "Wild Swans" is both magical and down to earth. Eliza's eleven brothers are turned into swans by their stepmother, not as an act of evil but to spare them from the plague. So, no evil stepmothers in this version! The drama of the brothers' nightly return to human form remains, along with Eliza's efforts to free them from the spell after their stepmother dies (of the plague). I like that the story combines the magic of the spell with the human tragedy of the plague. The illustrations are breathtaking, some in black and white, and some in gorgeous deep colors, both with copious gold leaf. The art situates the story in an unnamed Eastern European setting, with folk art elements.

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