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Swan Lake
 
 
Author
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky. Lisbeth Zwerger, illus. Marianne Martens, trans.
Publisher NorthSouth  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 11.5 x 9.5 x 0.35 inches
ISBN 9780735817029
Pages/Publication Date 28/2002
Daedalus Item Code 38270
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The Hans Christian Andersen Medal–winning illustrator of The Little Mermaid and The Nutcracker, Lisbeth Zwerger here retells the story of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet Swan Lake, illuminated with her graceful, delicately drawn, yet powerful watercolors. As she explains in an author's note, Zwerger allows readers 8 to adult to choose the ending of the story, including the ballet's original conclusion, in which the prince and his enchanted swan princess survived their ordeal and were married, and the pages are decorated with musical notation from key scenes in the ballet.

"With her retelling of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Zwerger has found her own extraordinary voice.... This book is a marvel."—NYTBR

"Zwerger offers a series of subtle, delicate paintings illustrating that story.... Their magical yet somber tone and muted colors suit the many night settings. The delicately composed artwork also has surreal touches, such as the thundercloud that enters the ballroom above the villains' heads, and the swan's-head effects sometimes created with the swan queen's hands. Some of the finest pictures are compositions in black, white, and many shades of gray. Told with drama and illustrated with grace, this is a handsome interpretation of the story."—Booklist

 
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