Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

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By (author) Eugene Field, Illustrated by Johanna Westerman

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  • Publisher: North-South Books (Nord-Sud Verlag AG)
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 282mm x 5mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Zurich
  • ISBN 10: 1558589988
  • ISBN 13: 9781558589988
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour and b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 209,256

Product description

""This classic bedtime poem appears in a newly illustrated edition. . . . Westerman's minutely detailed watercolors depict a Dutch landscape where three children, dressed in nightclothes, and a cat set sail in a wooden shoe. The luminosity of the moonlit sea is captured in muted shades of blue that create a soothing mood for the dramatic verse.""--""School Library Journal.""

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Editorial reviews

In this frigid, ponderous rendering of the familiar rhyme, three youngsters rig up a box-boat in an attic . . . which then materializes into a cloud-borne craft outside . . . and finally carries them back . . . to be discovered, sleeping, by their parents. The children are pallid; the colors are uniformly, deliberately drab; the whole has indeed an unhealthy, almost spectral appearance - but not a jot of magic. Both the make-believe and the sentimentality are better served by Barbara Cooney's moon-lit transfiguration. (Kirkus Reviews)