"Westerman (Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, 1995, etc.) wields color like a magic wand, making well water translucent, peacock feathers iridescent, and the heavy silk of Rose's blue gown palpable. (Folktale. 7-10)"
"An attractive setting for an entertaining story. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
With an excellent feel for the rhythms and flavor of oral telling, Carey recounts a northern English tale about a woman as ``poor as the sound of a tin bell'' but with the gift of seeing the bright side.
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