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Barbara Helen Berger

ISBN 10: 039921738X / ISBN 13: 9780399217388
Editorial: Philomel Books, 1990
Usado Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Tales From The Past (Fair Oaks, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

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Illustrated by author from her own paintings. Terrific copy, with very tight binding, mild shelf wear, and clean crisp pages. No former owner marks or writing. Unclipped pictorial jacket has some edge wrinkles and small piece missing on bottom fold. It is now protected by a new, clear, removable cover. NOT ex-library. **Having grown a pair of wings and felt the longing for the freedom of the skies, twelve-year-old Gwinna goes to the Mother of the Owls, who sends her on a quest to find the songs of the wind.**. N° de ref. de la librería 001254

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Título: Gwinna

Editorial: Philomel Books

Año de publicación: 1990

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition (stated)

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Longing for a child, the woodworker and his wife seek help from the Mother of Owls. She grants them a child, Gwinna, on the condition they send her back on her 12th birthday to fulfill the destiny her magic and hew wings hold in store for her. A lyrical tale of classic enchantment and unfrogettable beauty. Full-color illustrations.

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In Gwinna, Berger (Grandfather Twilight; The Donkey's Dream; When the Sun Rose) has written and illustrated a magnificent fairy tale of wonder, beauty and power. Gwinna, an en chanted child with wings growing from her back, is given as a fosterling to a childless human couple by the Mother of the Owls. As Gwinna grows, her foster parents try to hide her wings, then refuse to honor their promise to return her, but the Mother of the Owl's magic is too strong for them and Gwinna is summoned to her true home. There she learns to fly and sets off on a mystical quest across the sea to an ice-capped mountain, where she fulfills a lifelong dream by carving herself a harp and learning to play it. No brief recap of Gwinna's plot can do justice to all its subtleties or to its profound imagery. Berger tells her long tale in simple, direct prose that illuminates its allegorical aspects with impressive clarity while keeping the action and adventure flowing smooth ly. This accomplishment is especially remarkable as Gwinna is Berger's lon gest text by far; in her earlier, shorter work, she has relied on her shimmer ing acrylic paintings to create the ethereal mood that is her trademark. Happily, Berger has not stinted on the pictures here either. Gwinna is graced with 18 full-page paintings, one two- page painting and many smaller in sets and decorations that capture the action's high points. In the realm of children's fantasies, Gwinna com pares with George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin and C. S. Lew is's Chronicles of Narnia. With the publication of this story, Berger takes her place with the best talents in the field, past and present. Ages 6-up.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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