The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland
David Walser & Jan Pienkowski
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
ou'll find eight short stories in this beautifully designed volume that features traditional Polish fairy tales. The range of characters here include a young man who seeks out a magical flower that will give him great wealth at a very dear cost, and a soldier who confronts a dangerous dragon.
distinctive cut-paper technique is utilized by the illustrator to create the illustrations that accompany each tale. There's also a pronunciation guide that will assist the reader with Polish place and character names.
ll in all, this is a lovely collection of stories, but beware – some of them do not end on a happy note so the book might be more appropriate for older children in the eight to nine and older range.
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