Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Beautiful Book: Pandora

Pandora, Victoria Turnbull
Wow.  The illustrations in this are breath-taking.  The story moves from sombre and thoughtful to hopeful and grand.  There are very strong similarities to The Lion and the Bird, but I think Pandora's existence and motives are more complex and overall change is more dramatic.  This isn't to say one book tops the other -- The Lion and the Bird is a thing of simple beauty; Pandora is weightier in style and message.  The cover of the hardback is the nicest I've touched in a very long time... possibly ever.  My children will be poring over these pages for years.  Here is one of the pages with with the least detail:
Review copy received from Walker.

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