Title: The Old Country
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, New Milford, Connecticut
Publication Date: 2005
Illustrator: Gerstein, Mordicai
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Hardcover. A near fine book with bumps at the top and bottom of the spine. The dust jacket is fine. The book is signed by the author-illustrator. He is a Caldecott Medal winner in 2004. Bookseller Inventory # 006513
Synopsis: From the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal comes a memorable new work, a novel of singular insight and imagination that transports readers to the Old Country, where "all the fairy tales come from, where there was magic -- and there was war." There, Gisella stares a moment too long into the eyes of a fox, and she and the fox exchange shapes. Gisella's quest to get her girl-body back takes her on a journey across a war-ravaged country that has lost its shape. She encounters magic, bloodshed, and questions of power and justice -- until finally, looking into the eyes of the fox once more, she faces a strange and startling choice about her own nature. Part adventure story and part fable; exciting, beautifully told, rich in humor and wisdom, The Old Country is the work of an artist and storyteller at the height of his powers.
About the Author:
Mordicai Gerstein received the 2004 Caldecott Medal for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. He lives in Northhampton, Massachusetts.
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