The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland by Jan Pienkowski
  

The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland

Written by Jan Pienkowski
Illustrated by Jan Pienkowski

Synopsis

The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland by Jan Pienkowski

Jan Pienkowski brings eight of the best-loved Polish folk tales to life with vibrant and witty cut paper illustrations.From Jan Pienkowski, much-loved illustrator of the Meg and Mog series, comes this beautiful collection of Polish folk tales, with vibrant and witty colour illustrations throughout. Using the traditional cut-paper technique he learned as a child, Jan brings eight of his favourite Polish stories to life - featuring classic stories such as Pan Twardowski , The Glass Mountain , The Wawel Dragon and The Fern Flower . A brand new title from one of the giants of children's literature, this magical collection is the perfect way to introduce children to Polish folk tales.

Reviews

Eight of the best-loved Polish folk tales brought to life with vibrant paper cut illustrations -- Fiona Noble * Bookseller Children's Guide * The stories are an ideal length for bedtime and for use in the classroom. A Polish-English dictionary is a very useful feature for readers unfamiliar with this beautiful language, allowing all to appreciate these magical tales. * IBW Children's Book Guide, The Bookseller *

About the Author

Jan Pienkowski

Jan Pienkowski is a celebrated illustrator of children's books and an internationally renowned master of silhouettes. He has won the Greenaway Medal twice for his illustration of Joan Aiken's The Kingdom Under the Sea and for the pioneering pop-up book Haunted House. He was born in Warsaw in 1936. His family were architects and artists. He made his first book when he was 8, as a present for his father. It was all about road rage - but featuring a horse and cart. The war made his childhood an adventure, if not a very comfortable one at times, taking him from Poland to Austria, Germany, Italy and finally bringing him in 1946 to England. With his parents, he came to Herefordshire, where he had two new experiences - going to school for the first time and learning English. Later, he went to The Cardinal Vaughan School in London and then to King's College, Cambridge, where he read Classics and English - and managed to find time for a lot of posters and stage design. Jan pioneered the modern Pop-up book with Haunted House (subsequently on CD-Rom), Robot, Dinner Time, Good Night and 17 others. Christmas Kingdom, Phone Book and Door Bell added sound effects while Botticelli's Bed and Breakfast capers irreverently through the history of western art.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
104 pages

Author

Jan Pienkowski
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Author's Website

www.janpienkowski.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

28th January 2016

ISBN

9781406360950


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