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The author of the book: William H. Hooks
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Reader ratings: 6.9
Edition: Macmillan
Date of issue: 1994
ISBN: 0027443558
ISBN 13: 9780027443554
Language: English

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This simply wonderful Appalachian adaptation of the globally popular and celebrated Beauty and the Beast folktale type actually also contains many many elements of the Norwegian East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and it reminds me at least somewhat of the Russian folktale of Finist the Falcon Prince as well (which, in turn, reminded me very strongly of that same East of the Sun and West of the Moon the first time I read it in a collection of Russian folktales that had been translated into German). Snowbear Whittington is thus a typical "questing beauty" type of fairy or folk tale, where Nell, the bride of the animal bridegroom (a huge white bear) must actively search and fight for his deliverance, and it is Nell's love and her never wavering loyalty which finally win through and save Snowbear Whittington from his enchantment. I have a feeling that this here review must sound rather trite and lacklustre, but in all honesty, I have found this absolute gem of a picture book folktale offering, I have found William H. Hook's Snowbear Whittington so wonderfully and evocatively penned, recounted and so gorgeously and gracefully illustrated by Victoria Lisi that I am having a hard time finding the correct review words to even remotely do it justice. And the infomative author's note is an appreciated and added bonus (absolutely cementing my five star rating), showing that Appalachian culture and lore, while of course unique, is also often if not generally a combination of many different Western Euopean based orginal tales and motifs which of course travelled with the immigrants and settlers to what is now known as Appalachia. Highly recommended for anyone interested in folk and fairy tales, and not only for children!


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Ebook Snowbear Whittington: An Appalachian Beauty and the Beast read Online! Director of Publications at Bank Street College of Education

He collects folklore and lives in New York City


Reviews of the Snowbear Whittington: An Appalachian Beauty and the Beast


KIAN

The most cool book

THEODORE

A book that leaves nothing behind, no feelings, no thoughts.

ROSE

My life was divided into two halves: before and after reading the book!

JAMES

I keep this book in my hand and feel so happy.

LILLY

After reading this book, Your life will change!




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