Monday, May 19, 2008
swan lake (h.c.a #3)
i love lizbeth zwerger's illustrations. her illustrations accompany an adaptation of tchaikovsky's 1877 ballet swan lake are gorgeous. in this book, the left side of the page is text and the right side is an almost full page illustration. the narrative is written in a font that i think is distracting to read. it looks very pretty but not my favorite. i have watched and read several versions of the swan lake story...the queen/princess under a spell that makes her live as a swan during the day and a woman at night and the prince who tries to save her. i've heard both happy and sad endings, but this one leaves the the ending open...the fate of the swan queen and her prince is uncertain.