Good Griselle

Yolen, Jane

Published by Harcourt Childrens Books (J), 1994
ISBN 10: 0152317015 / ISBN 13: 9780152317010
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0152317015 > SIGNED by Author. Signed by Jane Yolen on title page. Dust jacket shows some very light edgewear, is otherwise bright and shiny. Decorative boards underneath are clean and bright. Spine is solid and firm. Interior text block is straight and firm, and free of markings. A very attractive copy. Illustrator: Christiana, David. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 4to - over 9 3/4 in - 12 in Tall. Year: 1994. > First edition. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-069243

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Synopsis: Angels and gargoyles test a woman's goodness by providing her with an ugly baby to love

From Publishers Weekly: Yolen reaches new heights in this flawless tale. Patterned after the story of Job, it concerns one Griselle, a lace maker in Paris of long ago. Reports of her goodness so enrage the gargoyles on a nearby cathedral that they place a wager one Christmas Eve with their holy counterparts, the stone angels. Their bet? To test Griselle's goodness by thrusting upon her "an ugly and unlovable child." The angels consent, and the gargoyles send a hideous, squalling imp to the woman's doorstep. Though the foundling tests her sorely indeed, Griselle proves faithful, and in a particularly poignant ending, her place in heaven and that of her homely but much loved son are assured. The prose is lush but exquisitely restrained, and moves to the measured cadences of another, more gracious era. The story creates new opportunities for Christiana's (White Nineteens) brooding, mysterious watercolor art. Part impressionist, part Arthur Rackham, wholly original, rendered largely in shades of gray but with an occasional touch of color, the illustrations reveal a world where crouching gargoyles hint of dark purposes and the shadowed and oblique are infinitely more intriguing than the overt. In a word, heavenly. Ages 7-up.
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Title: Good Griselle
Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books (J)
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: LIBRARY BINDING
Illustrator: David Christiana
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description Harcourt Childrens Books, New York, 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Christiana, David (illustrator). 1st Edition- 1ST PRT. SIGNED "ANGELS AND GARGOYLES- MY FAVORITES, JANE YOLEN". 1ST PRT. Angels & gargoyles test a woman's goodness at Christmas, by providing her with an ugly baby to love. A modern-day JOB story, by award-winning fantasy author with lovely color art by Christiana. DJ is price-clipped. Size: 9 x 11. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 009220

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Book Description Harcourt Brace & Co, San Diego, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First printing. Signed and dedicated by Yolen and also signed by illustrator Christiana on a bookplate affixed to the front flyleaf. First edition, 1994. Pictorial hardcover in dust jacket, unpaginated, illustrated in color, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Uncommon signed by both like this. Seller Inventory # s00025211

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