Monday, March 10, 2008

Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale

Finished Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale by Boris Artzybasheff. It won the Caldecott Honor in 1938. The illustrations are very intricate colorful line drawings. They remind me of Fabergé Eggs. For a picture book the text is dense and lengthy. It's not a book that a small child could read independently. The story is interesting with plenty of surprises. I had to request an interlibrary loan of this book. It came from a junior college in Jackson, MI. They must have a good children's literature program.

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