Willow Pattern Story by Allan Drummond
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Willow Pattern Story
By Allan Drummond

The Willow Pattern Story

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Willow Pattern Story by Allan Drummond

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Any child who has ever imagined a journey into a two-dimensional expanse will be carried away by the passion Drummond brings to the subject. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice. NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Full color.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781558584136
ISBN-10: 1558584137
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 267mm x 4mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: North-South Books (Nord-Sud Verlag AG)
Publisher: North-South Books (Nord-Sud Verlag AG)
Publish Date: 23-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: Switzerland

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Told with restraint and ease, this book is about a romantic legend that haunts the ubiquitous pottery design. It begins with an invitation: "Fly with me, over China, and down into the landscape of the willow pattern." Readers are thrust into the blue-and-white realm of lovers Koong Shee and Chang, respectively, a wealthy mandarin's daughter and a poor servant. But Koong Shee, betrothed to an old merchant, is locked away by her father; Chang rescues her on her wedding clay and they embark on a happy life in hiding. Ultimately, the mandarin finds them and throws them into a maze beneath his Great Pagoda; when he and the lovers die, their world becomes aa eternal and changeless aa the now-familiar willow pattern. Any child who has ever imagined a journey into a two dimensional expanse will be carried away by the passion Drummond brings to his subject. His blending of still elements from the pottery with looser, livelier drawings of the story's pursuits have a lyrical grace, although the order of events in text and pictures sometimes disagrees (spot vignettes of later action in the tale occasionally precede larger visuals of earlier incidents). An author's note in the end warns readers of the "truth" about this pattern and legend, notably, their British origins. A charmed work, told with conviction and a sure hand. (Kirkus Reviews)


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