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Louhi: Witch of North Farm

De Gerez, Toni

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ISBN 10: 0670805564 / ISBN 13: 9780670805563
Published by Viking Kestrel, New York, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR Barbara Cooney on half title page. Laminated boards, no dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to covers. Newspaper clip about the illustrator laid in. Record # 855242. Bookseller Inventory # 855242

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Title: Louhi: Witch of North Farm

Publisher: Viking Kestrel, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Barbara Cooney

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A newly illustrated version of the classic Finnish tale recounts the saga of a troublesome witch who has stolen the sun and moon and locked them away behind the nine doors of Copper Mountain

From School Library Journal:

Grade 1-4 Although at the beginning and at the end of this tale from the Kalevala, Louhi looks as harmless as a kitchen witch dangling by the cupboard, in between she steals the sun and moon and causes much mischief. The grandmotherly Louhi is a shape changer, at home knitting socks, comfortable as an eagle snatching the Earth's light. (Children who watch He-Man after school will readily accept this mixture of the heroic and the homey.) The story is nevertheless disappointing. The strong motivation and strong personalities of the epic are much diminished. Louhi steals the sun and moon casually, looking for "some Witch-Witch-Witchety things to do." The bard Vainamoinen is powerless to set things to right. Seppo, the smith, blusters more than actually shows his power. However, Cooney's provocative illustrationsmixed media, predominately acrylicswill carry most children beyond all this. A perfect winter stillness hangs in her snow pictures. The terrible darkness in her landscapes in which light no longer shines is a powerful reminder of the story's origin in Finland's national epic. Yet, if the artist in the reader is satisfied, the storyteller wishes for more. Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, Va.
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