PETER AND THE WOLF by Michele Lemieux

PETER AND THE WOLF

Age Range: 3 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 There have been many fine editions of Prokofiev's ``orchestral fairy tale'' since the first one (1940), which was elegantly illustrated by calligrapher Warren Chappell; Lemieux's is a worthy addition to this distinguished company. Using oils applied to pick up the texture of her canvas and a palette of blues, sunshine yellow, brick, and a keynote forest green, she creates boldly decorative scenes, inducing tension with dramatic points of view and providing just a few details of costume, facial types, etc., to give a Russian flavor. The narrative is straightforward and acceptable; the link with the musical composition is noted in a brief introduction and an accompanying illustration with the characters playing the instruments that represent them. Handsome. (Picture book. 3+)

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1991
ISBN: 0-688-09846-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1991




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