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East of the Sun, West of the Moon

East of the Sun West of the Moon A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell

  • Title: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
  • Author: D.J. MacHale
  • ISBN: 9781599613062
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell.

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    1 thought on “East of the Sun, West of the Moon

    1. Textually, MacHale gives a fairly standard retelling of the fairy tale, although there are a couple of variant details. The first is the explicit statement that when the bear husband comes to the girl's bed night after night, he sleeps the entire time and never touches her; so, there is no sex and also no conversation to develop their relationship. The other alteration was that when the girl reaches the troll castle she wins free the prince almost immediately by weeping on his tallow-stained gar [...]

    2. I was so turned off by the illustrations once I got this book at the library. I had looked up East of the Sun, West of the Moon in the library’s catalog and this came up, only the picture of the book was tiny so I couldn’t see the loose, sketchy picture. If I had any idea of the terrible illustrations I never would have picked it up. As soon as I opened it there was an ugly picture of the girl with her hand literally curled over like a wave. She was truly ugly and I hate artwork in that styl [...]

    3. The artwork completely ruins the story.As you say she's the prettiest daughter, we're looking at something that is decidedly NOT pretty. Skin as pale as a vampire in the dead of winter. This weird pink splotch on only one cheek, this curled thing by her face that's either somebody's tongue or a messed up arm, I'm not sure which.I can only give a sigh of deep regret at what this book could have been had this been done in realistic painting.The dad looks so young, like a teenager and he's got a li [...]

    4. This is the tale of a man who is cursed to live as a polar bear. The only way he can break the spell is if he can get a woman to live with him for a year. He finds a woman he wants to marry, but she doesn't follow his rules and he ends up having to go back to the evil queen. However, the woman has grown to love the bear and feels bad for making the polar bear suffer, so she sets out to find the house that lies east of the sun, west of the moon. The tale is a story of love and going after what yo [...]

    5. Darnit, I wanted to write this book! Maybe my idea for it will be different enough. The original folktale captivates me, and I feel there has to be more to the story. I guess I'll find out how this author did it, though.

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