Sylvia Long's Thumbelina by Sylvia Long
  

Sylvia Long's Thumbelina

Written by Sylvia Long
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Sylvia Long's Thumbelina by Sylvia Long

From best-selling artist Sylvia Long comes an enchanting version of the classic tale of Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen. The story of the thumb-size girl and her adventures comes to life with the vibrancy of Sylvia Long's distinctive illustrations. The familiar cast of characters - including a calculating mother toad, a greedy beetle, a demanding mouse, and a mole with marriage on his mind - are all included in this lush, beautifully rendered book.

Reviews

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A jewel box of a work whose pages invite lingering. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.. .[C]hildren girls in particular will undoubtedly delight in the happy ending where a gatefold reveals the flower-filled wedding of Thumbelina and her prince. THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Long is best known for illustrating the spectacularly beautiful picture book An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston. Her watercolors bring out the wonder of the natural world with an almost emotional intensity. Several spreads in her Thumbelina are vertical, requiring children to turn them to get a proper look, emphasizing that the book is as much a beautiful object as a story to get lost in. KIRKUS REVIEWS The illustrator has made a lush and vivid world for her Thumbelina to inhabit. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.. .[C]hildren girls in particular will undoubtedly delight in the happy ending where a gatefold reveals the flower-filled wedding of Thumbelina and her prince. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL. ..[C]hildren girls in particular will undoubtedly delight in the happy ending where a gatefold reveals the flower-filled wedding of Thumbelina and her prince. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A jewel box of a work whose pages invite lingering. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL\\\. ..[C]hildren girls in particular will undoubtedly delight in the happy ending where a gatefold reveals the flower-filled wedding of Thumbelina and her prince.\\\ THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Long is best known for illustrating the spectacularly beautiful picture book An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston. Her watercolors bring out the wonder of the natural world with an almost emotional intensity. Several spreads in her Thumbelina are vertical, requiring children to turn them to get a proper look, emphasizing that the book is as much a beautiful object as a story to get lost in. KIRKUS REVIEWS The illustrator has made a lush and vivid world for her Thumbelina to inhabit.

About the Author

Sylvia Long is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and An Egg Is Quiet. Her detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Scottsdal, Arizona USA.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
58 pages

Author

Sylvia Long
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

16th March 2010

ISBN

9780811855228


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