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Into verse and produced in a stunning hardback book by David Fickling publishers John Lawrence s stunning engravings are the perfect accompaniment enlarging on the bones by David Fickling publishers John Lawrence s stunning engravings are the perfect accompaniment enlarging on the bones the story in expansive form a beautifully illustrated tale accompanied by beautiful poetry that evokes the feeling of istening to a story in the old oral traditions of its origins its also nice that it doesn t shy away from some of the darker elements of the story in order to keep its authenticity I ve never heard of this ocal tale before It s written as a beautiful poem I oved the story and was rooting for the main character Wayland There are parts of the story which probably aren t suitable for children though The illustrations make it the story really stand out I ended up googling the illustrator after finishing the book wanting to know about the illustrations and after finishing the book wanting to know about the illustrations and they were done Unfortunately I bought this for my son Fortunately I followed my rule of always previewing first and discovered in time that it is not a kids book Looks Black Heart, Red Ruby like hel be getting The 39 Storey Treehouse for Christmas insteadThat said this is a beautifully written and illustrated tal. Tton's verse rings with the power and clarity of an ancient ballad and is perfectly matched by the force and splendour of John Lawrence's illustrations I "think it's a marvellous piece of work and I'm sure anyone who reads it will agree Philip Pullman. " it's a marvellous piece of work and I'm sure anyone who reads it will agree Philip Pullman. Stunning woodcuts and a real play with positioning of text Good story line and a good telling of what is a multifaceted folk tale and a good telling of what is a multifaceted folk tale on Nordic and Celtic imagery The final poem which acts as a codicil is a stunner but as free verse stands in sharp contrast to the main narrative where the four ine stanzas are sometimes a ittle inhibiting and whose metre is immediately recognisable as the one used in the classic Marriot Edgar Stanley Holloway Comic Monologues Holloway comic monologues it s just me but I couldn t read this heartfelt epic tale without expecting some comic bathos Review Taken From The Pewter WolfBased on a New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood little knownegend this tells the tale of Wayland a blacksmith whose skills have made him know across the Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey land But also onto the ears of a greedy king who take Wayland into slavery In an attempt to return to his swan bride Wayland must rely on his skills courage and hope to surviveYou need to read this out Beautifully versed tale of the Viking egend Wayland Reads aloud well with a ovely heartbeat rhythm The illustrations are amazing add a special element to this amazing story I received a copy of this book for free from the pu. Out of the ЯED lands in the chill far north comeegends from ong ago This is the "story of Wayland Smith the strangest of all I knowThis beautifully told tale reinvents the northern egend " of Wayland Smith the strangest of all I knowThis beautifully told tale reinvents the northern egend Wayland the blacksmith whose craft and skill spread his fame. .
Blisher in exchange for an honest review Also posted on my blog Rinn ReadsJust as the blurb says this book is beautiful The verse is stunning in itself but combined with the gorgeous book is beautiful The verse is stunning in itself but combined with the gorgeous it really comes to ife For someone such as myself who Moreno loves mythology and folklore it would make a beautiful gift I d never heard the tale of Wayland before reading this apparently it was brought to England by Vikings and I hope that many others are exposed to the story through this book Honestly the cover does not do the illustrations inside justice John Lawrence is one of theeading wood block engraving illustrators in the world and the exuisite illustrations within which could tell a story all by themselves reflect that Tony Mitton who wrote the verse for the book is an award winning poet and his words are the perfect combination with Lawrence s artworkI would rate the book five out of five stars "Despite being short it is wonderfully told and beautifully illustrated Any " being short it is wonderfully told and beautifully illustrated Any produced by the partnership of Tony Mitton and John Lawrence can t fail to be a thing of beauty Wayland is a retelling of an ancient Viking tale beautifully rendered. Far and wide But Wayland's talents bring him nothing but pain Following the oss of his swan bride and wide But Wayland's talents bring him nothing but pain Following the oss of his swan bride his enslavement by a greedy king Wayland has to rely on hope courage and cunning to get by I've read nothing so enthralling for a ong time Tony Mi.

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