The Glass Mountain

The Glass Mountain Jan Pienkowski Brings Traditional Polish Fairy Tales To Life With Vibrant And Witty Paper Cut Illustrations.Dragons And Kings, Frogs And Spells, Witches And Mermaids All The Hallmark Characters Of Traditional Polish Fairy Tales Are Found In This Magical Collection Jan Pie Nkowski Draws On A Distinctive Cut Paper Technique Learned As A Child In Poland To Produce Dramatic And Vibrant Illustrations For Eight Time Honored Stories Celebrating Honesty, Loyalty, And Creativity, Stories Such As The Krakow Dragon And The Warsaw Mermaid Will Captivate Today S Child As Much As They Did Young Jan During His Childhood A Pronunciation Guide Assists The Reader With Polish Place And Character Names.

Jan Michel Pie kowski is a Polish born British illustrator and author of children s books He is probably best known for his Meg and Mog books with writer Helen Nicoll and for his pop up books, including Haunted House winner of the 1980 Kate Greenaway Medal , Robot, Dinner Time, Good Night and 17 others.Pie kowski illustrated his first book at the age of eight, as a present for his father During

[ KINDLE ] ✽ The Glass Mountain  Author Jan Pieńkowski –
  • Hardcover
  • 84 pages
  • The Glass Mountain
  • Jan Pieńkowski
  • 05 November 2017
  • 9780763673208

10 thoughts on “The Glass Mountain

  1. Barbara says:

    Lively text and mixed media illustrations featuring cut paper shapes make these eight Polish fairy tales come to life Although readers may be familiar with some of them such as The Glass Mountain and The Warsaw Mermaid, the book s artistic team gives them a fresh coat of paint as well as unique elements that make them fit their country of o...

  2. Britt says:

    I saw this title and had to take a trip into the tales of my homeland Much in the way of Grimm, these tales are not for the faint of heart The paper cut out illustrations are beautiful

  3. Luke Ewell says:

    I liked it.

  4. Stuart says:

    The Glass Mountain is a collection of eight stories from the land of Poland that are retold by David Walser The stories in this collection are as follows The Fern FlowerThe Krakow DragonThe Frog BrideThe Miller s DaughtersThe Trumpeter of KrakowThe Glass MountainPan TwadrdowskiThe Warsaw MermaidThe book is illustrated by Jan Pienkowski and is the fourth book on which he and David Walser collaborated At the beginning of the book is a brief account of Jan s childhood in Poland It is an interesting account, and in it he also shares with us about the Polish folk art of paper cutouts, which is what he used to illustrate this book After this section, there is a one page pronunciation guide of some of the tougher to say Polish words After this introductory material, we are treated to the stories, which I would describe as dark at best The first story The Fern Flower talks about a little boy, who wants to pick a flower to become the richest man in the village His greed consumes him, and he ultimately loses everyone he loves The Miller s D...

  5. Pam Page says:

    Polish tales with interesting cut paper artwork.

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