Mother Holly: A Grimm Taleby John Warren Stewig, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm, Johanna Westerman
Two sisters--kind, industrious Rose and vain, lazy Blanche--experience two very different adventures when each tumbles down a well and into the magical world of Mother Holly. Rose's journey begins accidentally, but because of her generosity to all she meets along the way, and her hard work for ugly but kind Mother Holly, she returns home in a shimmering gown covered in gold. Envious of Rose's good fortune, Blanche decides to visit Mother Holly herself, but her pride, laziness, and foul temper earn her an apt and well-deserved punishment. John Warren Stewig's retelling of this little-known tale by the Brothers Grimm offers children a satisfying new ending that demonstrates how with help, redemption is possible. And Johanna Westerman's lovely, intricately detailed illustrations, as spellbinding as Mother Holly's magic door, are pure enchantment.
Meet the Author
John Warren Stewig has written ten picture books, including King Midas, which School Library Journal called "playful and sophisticated" in a starred review. He lives in Glendale, Wisconsin.
Westerman is a graduate of Scripps College, where hse majored in studio art.
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