Tuesday, October 6, 2015

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Charlotte was just telling me that she'd like some stories about girls that save the day.  Madeleine and I have often talked about how common it is in fairy tales for the hero of the story to be a clever, brave girl.  For some reason, these don't seem to be the stories that get made into popular children's movies!

Mercer Mayer 1987

East of the Sun and West of the Moon is one such story.  Like Gerda from The Snow Queen, a young maiden must travel a dangerous journey, searching for the kingdom that is East of the Sun and West of the Moon.  There she must save a prince who has been imprisoned by an evil troll princess.  It's refreshing to read of a beautiful maiden rescuing a helpless prince for once!  And Mercer Mayer's pictures are gorgeous.  

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. His fairy tales are so gorgeous but hard to find!