Susan Hill Beware Beware

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Beware Beware

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An atmospheric prose-poem, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, about a child wandering out into the dark. A little girl looks out at the cold snowy night, while her mother is busy at the kitchen stove. "What's out there?" she wonders. "Don't go!" a voice inside her warns. But curiosity prevails over fear, and she steps out into the snow towards the dark wood. Who knows what scary things await her there? Susan Hill has written "Can It Be True?" (winner of the 1988 Smarties Book Prize 6-8 Category), "The Glass Angels", "I Won't Go There Again", "Septimus Honeydew", "Friends Next Door", "A Very Special Birthday", "King of Kings" and "The Christmas Collection". She has also compiled "The Walker Book of Ghost Stories". Angela Barrett has been shortlisted three times for the Kurt Maschler Award, and has won the 1989 Smarties Book Prize 6-8 Category for "Can It Be True?", and the 1991 W.H.Smith Illustration Award for "The Hidden House". Her other titles include "The Snow Queen" and "The Walker Book of Ghost Stories". "Beware Beware" was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-This British import depicts a little girl's exploration of the dark, mysterious woods surrounding her home. The quiet, poetic text, featuring subtle rhymes and emphatic phrasing, expresses the hidden drama of her simple quest. The child, safe and warm in her mother's kitchen, longs to discover "what's out there." As the sun sets, she creeps out into the snow and then into the woods. She finds the seemingly still forest alive with sprites, goblins, and eerie beasts. She emerges from her adventure to find her anxious mother waiting for her with outstretched arms. Once again safe inside, the girl glances toward the curtained window, contemplating what she saw. This is an effective portrayal of a young child's fascination with the unknown. The illustrations, suggesting a place long ago and far away, add to the mystery. Barrett's dramatic use of color, texture, and light creates a captivating and haunting atmosphere. Warm blues and golds of the kitchen give way to icy pinks and whites of the sky and snow, and to shadowy greens, browns, and grays of the forest. Children will enjoy searching for the hidden dangers in each picture, but adults may find some scenes slightly overdone and melodramatic, and the use of split pages to portray the forest walk seems gimmicky. Ann Jonas's Trek (Greenwillow, 1985) portrays a similar adventure in a more lighthearted, less ominous way. Despite its flaws, Beware Beware is an entertaining purchase.
Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

The lure of the world beyond the window proves irresistible for the pinafored heroine of this beautifully paced picture book. Mother is at the stove ("Kitchen's warm. / Smells of spice") as her daughter wonders, "But what's out there?" Brief phrases capture the essence of each scene while Barrett's ( The King, the Cat, and the Fiddle ; The Snow Queen , reviewed below) smudged pastels shimmer with potential: outside the world smolders pink, a sunset in winter. Hill ( The Glass Angels ) cleverly contains both the child's excitement and fear in her refrain, "Beware, beware." Once the girl has slipped outside, the woods beckon. There danger lurks and the artwork turns subtler, more intricate. Mossy trees fill with eyes and fingers: "Wolf / Bear / Dragon's lair. / Beware! Beware!" Hill's choice of language is meticulous, her work so carefully crafted as to magnify the import of each word, its resonance and its associations. Versatile full-spread illustrations, delicate and haunting, reflect and enhance the text. The movement from the poetic calm of the salmon pink sky to the frenzy within the wood is graceful and realistic. Split pages in two spreads allow Hill and Barrett to intensify still further the suspense of their wintry drama. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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