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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The romance was slow-building, more about trust and compassion, than about physical lust. And I found it very clever how the basics of the old fairy tale were rewoven into this new setting; adding in plot points about the superstitions behind birth directions and compass points, as well as recasting the magical North, South, East, and West winds of the old story to be actual people who help Rose on her adventure.
May 04, Clara Biesel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rose feels out of place in her family, despite her love for them and her home; she can never live up to the standard set by her dead sister Elise, and is consumed by un-east-like wanderlust and desire for adventure. Learn more about Amazon Prime. She rotated these characters so you really got to “know” them.
Of course, there are a variety of other differences, but the jist of the tale is the same – a girl must find it in her to remain with and love a creature who is more animal than man. Let me just start off by saying, I love this book!
Its lengthiness could discourage reluctant readers while its fundamental weaknesses may irritate stronger readers. I appreciated this not so much because of the change of pace, but rather because Rose sets out after the Bear solely because she let him down. View all 15 comments. The second half is terrible in comparison, and all ends in a rushed conclusion that leaves a sensation of emptiness rather than satisfaction despite the happy ending.
One night, they are interrupted by a great white bear who can speak. The Sloan Squad S Rose especially is a great character and role model. In the villages of Norway, sometime during the 16th century, a poor mapmaker and his superstitious wife tend to their seven children; especially keeping an eye on their youngest daughter, Rose.
One of the things that I liked about this book was that it didn’t have too much magic or enchantment in it which made it more believable.
Rose befriends another servant to try to get closer to where Myk is locked away. You’re always pattok watching the door. Is that a real thing?
Myk begins to regain his senses. Preview — East by Edith Pattou.
I liked Rose, the MC. Another eazt that I loved about this book was the relationships between all the characters in this book, especially between Rose, Neddy and her father. Nicola Yoon 2-Book Bundle: The story ends with Rose and Charles getting married and going home to meet with their respective families.
Read reviews that mention white bear fairy tale sun and west west of the moon edith pattou east of the sun troll queen beauty and the beast polar bear fairy tales brother neddy vy character point of view youngest daughter highly recommend young adult east by edtih even though ever read young girl.
The author uses five narrators to make the story come alive, a brave and successful stylistic choice that added to the glory of the story. I thought the story moved very slowly.
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Jun 21, Minutes Young Adult Buy. For I would go to this impossible land that lay east easy the sun and west of the moon.
Malmo tells her that far far to the north is a land that is only accessible via an ice bridge. And at least it has polar bears I love stories that come to a nice clean end, no questions, no pieces left unturned.
Jan 26, Keertana rated it really liked it Shelves: Even if you are not a fan of YA fantasy fiction, this story will charm you.
It’s been quite a while since I read this, so I will leave a proper review until my eventual re-reading but I will say that as it is based on my favourite fairytale, I can remember being particularly harsh on this retelling. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.
In solving that mystery, she loses her heart to a polar bear, discovers her purpose of life, and realizes her travels have only just begun. This is a great book for all ages. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Her mother had received a prophecy that if she gave birth while facing north, that “north facing” baby would grow up and die a cold, horrible death, suffocating under ice and snow.
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