Paper John

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A good-hearted fellow who lives by the sea in a paper house and makes paper boats for the village children comes up against the devil in a life or death situation which can be salvaged only by his skill with paper folding.

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Elaine H

Oct 6, 2011

Whimsy and heroism for children and adults

When is a picture book story book for adults as well as children? That's a great question which this book partly answers. The tale of the artist as hero. Lovely illustrations that suggested to me a Dutch or Danish setting and a Hans Christian Andersen-type situation. Really beautiful as are all the books produced by this illustrator---who also illustrated The Friend, which I loved, and Company's Coming/Company's Going.

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