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By Sylvia Long
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From best-selling artist Sylvia Long comes an exquisite version of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale about a thumb-size girl and her larger-than-life adventures. Jewel-toned paintings depict the story's settingsfrom light and airy meadows to Mole's dark and dismal underground homewhile whimsical details bring the classic cast of characters to life and make this storytime favorite a visual feast.
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"...[C]hildren - girls in particular - will undoubtedly delight in the happy ending where a gate fold reveals the flower-filled wedding of Thumbelina and her prince."
School Library Journal2010-06-01
A jewel box of a work whose pages invite lingering.
The illustrator has made a lush and vivid world for her Thumbelina to inhabit.
Long is best known for illustrating the spectacularly beautiful picture book An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston. Her watercolors bring out the wonder of the natural world with an almost emotional intensity. Several spreads in her Thumbelina are vertical, requiring children to turn them to get a proper look, emphasizing that the book is as much a beautiful object as a story to get lost in.
The New York Times Book Review2010-04-11
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