This copy of East of the Sun & West of the Moon by Nancy Willard with illustrations by Barry Moser is an ex. library HB with a laminated DJ. It was published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers in 1989. Condition: Good--front end page shows faint signs of handling; rest of pages are crisp and clean and show no handling; binding tight; covers have a little edgewear; DJ in nice shape, but laminated.
From Publishers Weekly
In the form of a play, Willard retells the Norwegian folktale with verve, relying entirely on witty dialogue and pared-down stage directions to conjure up the world of the Troll King and his captives. Karen is the youngest daughter of a poor woodcutter, and when Bear comes to the door promising riches to her family if she will go with him, she agrees. She fails to break the spell on him--he is a prince in bearskin--and later must follow him to the Troll King's castle to rescue him. Moser provides glowing watercolor portraits of the cast, keying into Willard's modern references (telephone and TV) with his own contemporary touches: both Karen and her father are figures cut and dressed from this decade. From these collaborators, readers will expect the elegance of the volume, but will be surprised and pleased by the humor in the script. Ages 8-up.
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