Book Finds: Little King Diamond

But really it is a sort of enchantment; a story that use a fantastical element to catch your attention and allow the dialog to explore weightier matters. On the other hand, the book doesn’t require deep philosophical thought. You can read it just for the silly ,quirky interaction between the king and the narrator; for the strange and wonderful way the story captures/describes the world. And for the beautiful illustrations.

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The Nutcracker And the Mouse-King E. T. A. Hoffmann, Lisbeth Zwerger (Illustrator)

In one of those weird coincidence, just as soon as I bought The Nutcracker (illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger) from Amazon, I stumbled upon an earlier version, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, at a local library sale for a dollar! In this version the story is a fuller version of the original story from E.T.A. Hoffman (retold… Continue reading

The Nutcracker – E. T. A. Hoffman, Lisbeth Zwerger (Illustrator)

My continuing obsession fascination with the illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger connected with my daughter’s interest in The Nutcracker and led to my doing something I hadn’t done before: buy one of her books new.  I was tempted into buying this version of The Nutcracker which offers E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic story retold by Susanne Koppe and illustrated by… Continue reading

The Nutcracker – E. T. A. Hoffman, Lisbeth Zwerger (Illustrator)

My continuing obsession fascination with the illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger connected with my daughter’s interest in The Nutcracker and led to my doing something I hadn’t done before: buy one of her books new.  I was tempted into buying this version of The Nutcracker which offers E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic story retold by Susanne Koppe and illustrated by… Continue reading