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children's 8-12

Shadows & Moonshine

 
 
Author
Joan Aiken. Pamela Johnson, illus.
Publisher Godine  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.55 inches
ISBN 9781567923469
Pages/Publication Date 171/2001
Daedalus Item Code 61721
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The creator of the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series and dozens of other exciting and imaginative books for readers 9 to 12, Joan Aiken won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. She was a master of the short story, and this fetching collection gathers 13 of what she considered her best tales, in which she can be scary (she was fascinated with wolves and witches, of course), satiric (in "The Gift Pig," for example), and even poetic (in "Moonshine in the Mustard Pot" and "The Lilac in the Lake"). The book is illustrated with lush pencil drawings by Pamela Johnson.

"Royals, witches, enchanted pigs, mermaids, wolves and mortals star in the 13 radiant stories included in Shadows and Moonshine ... gleaned from a trio of the author's earlier collections. The settings and plots are as varied and imaginative as the characters. In 'The Gift Pig,' for instance, a spell turns a princess and her friend into pigs and the two are 'packed off (in hampers)' to finishing school. Aiken is equally adept at conveying the poignant as the preposterous, as evidenced in 'Moonshine in the Mustard Pot,' and her dry, at times acerbic wit surfaces in 'Cat's Cradle,' featuring a mean-spirited young woman who tries to snare the suitor of her deceased sister."Publishers Weekly

 
 
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