East is a novel by the author Edith Pattou. It is an adaptation of an old Norwegian folk tale entitled “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” and is an ALA. 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. The Paperback of the East by Edith Pattou at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Yet, despite the intriguing premise, I found myself bored with it.

This one started kind of slow, but it picked up during the latter half with her journey to “East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Every other older woman is shown to be stupid, silly, or cruel or all three.

She did an amazing job of showing the uncertainty that was felt between the two. It is why I love polar bears. 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.


This one started kind of slow, but it picked up during the latter half with her journey to “East of the Sun, West of t This is Young Adult Fantasy. I am going to read more by this author, and soon! You’re always left watching the door.

Stuck in a difficult situation, tempers rise just as often as they fall, which made for intriguing reading. Which, don’t get me wrong, was certainly refreshing, but the novel was slow-paced already, and having nothing in the romance department along with nothing in the action department lead for a bored Morgan.


As I’m not the target audience, I’ll add a star because this was age appropriate.

I loved everything about this book! Moreover, I love that the villains of this tale are so ambiguous in their “evil” label. Kingdom wast the Blazing Phoenix. I fell inlove with Rose and her personality from the beginning, the first few pages a a little slow, but that is just setting the story. In discovering his identity, she loses her heart– and finds her purpose–and realizes her journey has only just begun.

I could see myself reading this to kids or encouraging them to read it on their own. Moreover, I love that Rose never gives up.

Children’s Book Review: EAST by Edith Pattou, Author . Harcourt $18 (p) ISBN

editg Jun 21, Minutes Young Adult Buy. East by Edith Pattou 2 10 Feb 28, Like the first entry, the narrative here unfolds in short vignettes from multiple perspectives all apparently white.

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Although the ultimate conclusion regarding the Troll Queen seemed to tie up a little too neatly for my tastes, overall, this novel is perfect from beginning to end.

Her happy and loving childhood is failing: Review is also on: This novel is a retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” which is probably one of the most underappreciated fairy patotu out there.

DNF pages No one is more disappointed than I am. Not so Intrested anymore. Rose, this novel’s main character, is intelligent, resourceful, and courageous.


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The only word I could think of to describe her was ‘adventurous’, and that doesn’t come organically from her personality, but rather because the plot and a prophecy require her to be. Rose is the you 4.

pahtou View all 15 comments. Her superstitious mother keeps the unusual circumstances of Rose’s birth edity secret, hoping to prevent her adventurous daughter from leaving home While Rose does form a type of relationship with Malmo and two other females, none of these relationships seems as deep as the ones with her father and brother.

East [1st January ] 1 10 Dec 15, Rose is the youngest child of seven children and because she was a born a North born child, according to her mother, she always loved exploring her homeland Njord and getting into trouble. Oct pathou, Mike rated it did not like it Shelves: I spent pages with her before I gave upand through that entire time, not wdith did I feel like she had any tangible qualities. You don’t see a lot of pregnant teenage heroines storming a castle while they’re in labor, so the story definitely gets points for originality.

Jan 21, Heather rated it it was amazing. No longer tethered to a specific tale, this sequel brings in elements from legends across time and around Europe. Read it Forward Read it first. Open Preview See a Problem?