Books by Arnica Esterl

OKINO AND THE WHALES by Arnica Esterl
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Every page is covered with cyan of a different intensity, corresponding to the amount of light in the water, but the overall effect is not haunting, but cold. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A Japanese tale about a mother who walks to the undersea kingdom of whales to find her daughter and must weave a coat for the whale queen from her own hair to gain the child's release. Read full book review >
THE FINE ROUND CAKE by Arnica Esterl
adapted by Arnica Esterl, translated by Pauline Hejl, illustrated by Andrej Dugin, Olga Dugina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Why, in a season when there are too many picture books even to consider, much less buy, must we be burdened with items like this oversized, pretentious mismatch? (Folklore/Picture book. 3-8)"
A Joseph Jacobs perennial favorite (``Johnny-Cake'') is translated into German and then back into English with no discernible gain and considerable loss of flavor. Read full book review >