Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Maybe because of that, she’s never really fit in. She’s always felt.

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Malmo is also interesting because Rose thinks that she works with the older woman like a long married husband and wife. Why does Rose trust him so much immediately?

Another beautiful aspect to this tale is the romance. It would have taken ages – or maybe forever – until I decided to finally buy it. View all 3 comments. While Rose does form a type of relationship with Malmo and two other females, none of these relationships seems as deep as the editg with her father and brother.

I gave it to her for her birthday on Saturday and she loves it. I love that this family is painted so realistically. One day a huge white bear appears at their door and offers to magically to fix the family’s dire financial and health problems if Rose will to come away with the bear, and she agrees.

Wouldn’t it be more interesting to hear from the sister who was aided by Rose’s going with the bear instead of hearing pattpu silly the mother is, how husband and son seem to reject her?

Rose, who was the one who wove the shirt easily removes the stain and breaks the Queen’s spell over Myk. The Dark Days Deceit.

Like Me on Facebook! I also felt that there wasn’t enough “spark” or build-up in the love relationship between Rose and Bear to explain why Rose was willing to travel to the ends of the earth to free him from the Troll Queen. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. She traveled miles on her own and had to meet many strangers both good and bad but she never considered giving up on her quest.

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Review “The author of Hero’s Song and Fire Arrow weaves the essentials of the children’s fairy tale ‘East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon’ into a rich tapestry that will resonate with readers. Since the day she was born, it was clear she had a special fate.

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Retrieved 31 March When he discovers what Rose has done, however, Bear is horrified as he had been put under a curse by a Troll Queen and part of the condition of breaking the curse was that no one should look upon his true form.

For me, what makes or breaks a solid re-telling is the author’s own insight into a traditional fairy tale. Most of the whole family has English names – Neddy, Eugenia – yet they are basically Norwegians.

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During the voyage they encounter a horrible storm which sweeps away most of the crew. I think this is just a solid case of not for me. If not for the insistence in describing the snowy landscape and throwing in words in the language of the locals, it wouldn’t be that evident it’s in the North.

It didn’t help that every single narrator had the exact same voice, with the sole exception of White Bear, whose reason for talking differently was – you guessed it – plot-mandated.

I also can’t promise I make sense for the lattou of the review because I’m trying to puzzle this out.

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Ultimately, the reason why I grew to love Rose’s time in the castle was primarily because of her interactions with the Bear, which were both endearing and exasperating. Oct 12, Lacey Louwagie rated it it was ok Shelves: But Edith gave the two characters time to grow together. The ice castle was probably my favorite part. I liked the portrayal of the trolls and how you get into the mind of the Troll Queen and see some of her motivations better. Rose had to journey to find the man who was the white bear, and her journey wasn’t easy.

The book was a failure in most respects – other than the prose on a sentence level, which as I said before, was actually pretty good.


Quite intriguing, isn’t it? Moreover, I love that Rose never gives up. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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You can read this review and more on my ny, Ivy Book Bindings. Her descriptions of Norwegian homesteading; the wildlife and harsh conditions of the Arctic and sailing its unrelenting seas, and the magic of the pwttou castle and ice palace were so vivid, I could picture everything clearly in my head.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. You don’t see a lot of pregnant teenage heroines storming a castle while they’re patto labor, so the story definitely gets points for originality. She has done some excellent research into the terrain her heroine traverses in her quest to rescue her White Bear.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Still do and zest was a pleasure. I loved her fierce determination, her daring demeanor, and how she never gives up on these impossible tasks that keep coming her way. Simply put, Edith Pattou has created an epic. Alright, I can stop feeling like I’ve polluted GoodReads with a horribly written review.

Rose befriends another servant to try to get closer to where Myk is locked away. I would think I might get tired of rereading the same “story” retold but I don’t. I hope I’ll carve lattou some time to review, but I have to say this is patgou a fairytale retelling should be in my opnion.

The chapters weren’t long so you could just fly through the book with no trouble. I’m greedy and wanted more The novel delineated an ordinary world from a magical world by making Rose’s home life somewhat more mundane as well as keeping from her many of the ma For a re-telling this was very pattu. Third nitpicking problem – The emotional bond between Beauty called Rose in this novel and her Beast just doesn’t seem real.