HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS by Ruth Yaffe Radin
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HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS

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In a brief, poetic text by the author of A Winter Place, the narrator--beginning each sentence with "High in the mountains near Grandpa's house"--celebrates Grandpa's lovely, wild surroundings in what might be the Appalachians, plus an overnight trip still higher, where the family can watch a brilliant sunrise. Young brings the brief, poetic descriptions to glowing life in a splendid series of double-spread illustrations framed by broad, deep-blue lines. His pastels glow with rich color applied in broad, impressionistic patterns evoking morning mist, meadow flowers, and the wonderful light of crescent moon, dappled water, a glorious sunset, a dying campfire. Though this is most like In the Night, Still Dark (p. 763/C-125), Young is always interesting and never repeats himself, these lovely scenes are among his best work.

ISBN: 02-775650-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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