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    The Star Child (Hardback) By (author) The Brothers Grimm, By (author) Bernadette Watts

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    DescriptionThere was once a young girl whose only possessions were the clothes on her back and a piece of bread some kind soul had given to her. But even these few things meant much to others less fortunate than herself, and in selfless love, the girl gave the little she had away. In this beautiful Grimm tale, her virtue is rewarded a thousand times over.

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    The Star Child
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) The Brothers Grimm, By (author) Bernadette Watts
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9780735823303
    ISBN 10: 0735823308

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    DC22: 823.914
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    DC22: E
    B&T Book Type: EF
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12600
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 398.20943
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012030
    LC classification: PZ8.G882 SRT 2010
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    Illustrations note
    Full-Colour Illustrations throughout
    North-South Books
    Imprint name
    North-South Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JAKOB and WILHELM GRIMM got their stories from peasants and villagers, and sometimes form already-published works from other cultures. Jakob did much of the research; Wilhelm put the stories into literary form.BERNADETTE WATTS, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, is beloved for her stunningly illustrated folk- and fairy tales. She lives in Kent, England.
    Review quote
    Little Red Riding Hood (Kirkus) My, what big talent she has!British artist Watts's treatment of this Grimm Brothers favorite was first published in Europe in 1968. Now issued with a new (sadly uncredited) English translation, it will reach a contemporary American audience. The illustrator's detailed, richly colored pictures bear the influence of her mentor, Brian Wildsmith, and she demonstrates her mastery of the picture-book form as she juxtaposes characters across the gutter at strategic moments, employs fully saturated pages at some turns and spot art at others, all heightening reader's focus and dramatic tension at key points. That said, even the inclusion of the oft-excluded scene in which the huntsman sews stones into the belly of the doomed wolf doesn't push the story into terribly frightening graphic content. Earlier, both Grandma and Little Red are devoured offstage in the illustrations, and the four-picture sequence depicting the wolf getting his comeuppance is comical rather than gory. The old is new again here, and this is a welcome addition to the fairy-tale shelf.